friday frivolty: royals on stamps

It’s happened to all of us: just finished a post, it’s killer and for some reason it took half the time you usually do. All this free time ahead and—

Well it happened to your Blog Hostess this morning. There were a mess of open tabs, we forgot to hit “save draft” apparently, it all happened so fast. And now we’re too bitter to start over. So our next episode in the Danish Tiaras Tribute Telethon [cause TBA] will just have to wait. Instead, here’s some fun stamps with royals on them I’ve got floating around in my .jpg collection.

cp victoria and king carl gustav stampthis Swedish postage from 1980 features Crown Princess Victoria and her father Carl XVI Gustaf commemorating the change in Constitution to allow females to ascend the throne.

steel cut tiara crown princess victoria of sweden postage stampthis 2010 stamp co-incided with the Crown Princess’ Royal Wedding and features her in the crowd-pleasing Steel-Cut Tiara.

Princess-Marie-Astrid postage stamp 1960From Luxembourg in 1960, a stamp featuring “Princesse” Marie-Astrid. Using our sub-par math skill, that would make her 6 years old at the time. The wee Archduchess looks a bit younger than 6 in this depiction.

Princess Marie Astrid stamp 1967Another Princesse Marie-Astrid likeness, this time from 1967. The daughter of the Grand Duke & Duchess of Luxembourg would have been 13 if this stamp is accurate to age and year. Kudos to Marie-Astrid! You were a far less awkward 13 year-old than your Blog Hostess was.

princess di stamp tuvaluAnd finally, a crowd-pleaser from a far-flung island member of the Commonweath: Tuvalu. Fun Fact: Tuvalu’s web domain was .tv and the tiny, yet savvy island sold the rights to Hollywood for millions of dollars.

But anyway, this is a stamp in honor of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales’ 21st Birthday. I know, right! We all forget how young she was when she got married…who gets married that young anymore? [Your Blog Hostess being an execption, but that’s a different story for a different day. Your Blog Hostess has errands she’s been procrastinating for months.]

have a swell weekend everybody!

About ♔ la dauphiine ♔

Connecticut-based jewelry monger, history buff, Mets fan. On the hum-drum side, call me a lauded poet, novelist and ghost-writer. (That's right, I haunt prose.)
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