Category Archives: historic royals

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Opposites Attract: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (and an anniversary Tiara Time!)

Today would have been 175th wedding anniversary of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Albert, a couple whose solid marriage restored prestige to the royal family and proved that opposites attract. Continue reading

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Boning Up on the Belgians: Remembering Queen Fabiola

Today we’re saluting another daughter of the Spanish aristocracy, but unlike the late 18th Duchess of Alba this gal wasn’t born into her position of ultimate glamour, she married up. The absolutely fabulous Fabiola de Mora and Aragón was once … Continue reading

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just a little more of the Alba Diamond and Pearl Tiara

more of the most popular tiara post we’ve ever had! Continue reading

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Happy Tudor Halloween!: the Flat Hood

Bloody Mary’s Hood of Preference So let us wring our hands and shine the flashlight under our chins while your Blog Hostess spins the final chapter of the Tudor England headresses. The Flat Hood is last in the “hood evolution,” … Continue reading

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a very Tudor Halloween: the English Hood

In case you’ve forgotten the trés obvious lead-in from the Monday’s post on the French hood] its cross-Channel-cousin was (oh, irony of ironies) the English hood. An angular contraption of bird-housy, geometric sensibilities that seems to imply self-castigation or taking … Continue reading

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A very Tudor Halloween: the French Hood

The crescent-shaped French hood, made popular in the cultural zeitgeist again thanks to the popularity of the Tudors in film and on TV is an easy Halloween hairpiece. Continue reading

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Portrait of royalty, and not the Hollywood variety

Originally posted on BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD:
? Portrait of Princess Margaret in front of the portrait by Annigoni, by Cecil Beaton Last year Viscount Linley surprised everyone by buying back an Annigoni portrait of his mother, Princess Margaret, from a sale…

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