Category Archives: belgium

Royal Jinx at 2016 Euro Championships?

unnervingly, any country with a royal supporter in the stands has bowed out unexpectedly. Continue reading

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the Curse of Charlotte of Belgium

Charlotte of Belgium, aka Carlota Empress of Mexico levied a curse upon the 3 most powerful royal dynasties in Europe in retaliation for the execution of her husband, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico 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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the best in Tiaras & Trianon Shopping

Hey kids! Remember when we used to do those “Best in Marie Antoinette Shopping” posts? [It’s a category. Check it out. Go on.] Anywho…I was on Amazon the other day searching a book on Queen Victoria Eugenia. The biography did … Continue reading

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tiara time! the nine provinces tiara (or belgian empire tiara)

Back to Belgium we go for today’s edition of Tiara Time. This wedding tiara goes by two names; the geographically-informative Nine Provinces tiara or mildly-anachronistic Belgian Empire tiara. We like the Belgian Empire tiara, personally. It has a more poetic … Continue reading

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Tiara Time! the Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara

To say the Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara is one bad-ass diadem is truly an understatement. This conveniently convertible coronet was a gift from the dictator. A dictator with whom I lamentably share the same surname. Even worse: it’s my maiden … Continue reading

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Tiara Time Pregame: Boning up on the Belgians

Wednesday isn’t exactly when We’d typically pull the trigger on the starting pistol for one of Our famous theme weeks. Upon learning of King Albert’s abdication We exclaimed to ourselves, “Egad! We’ve never had a Belgian Tiara Time!” Not that … Continue reading

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