British Royals

The tiara that became symbolic of Queen Elizabeth II's long reign

There were a few pieces in the jewellery vault of Queen Elizabeth II that she wore time and time again throughout her reign. The Grand Duchess Vladimirovna Tiara remained one of her favourite pieces and it is this tiara that features in the portrait chosen by King Charles III to mark the first anniversary of his mother’s death. Embed from Getty Images The tiara originally belonged to…
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British Royals

Netflix hints at what the last series of The Crown will feature

In a hint released on social media, Netflix has given a sneak peak of a significant royal event that will be included in The Crown‘s final season. On X, Netflix shared an image of an order of service for the blessing of the marriage of The King and Queen’s in 2005 at Windsor.  The Crown first premiered on Netflix in 2015 and over the first five seasons has covered notable events…
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Sweden

The Swedish monarch and the Nobels

While each royal family has annual ceremonial events that they are known for, the Swedish Royal Family has a yearly event that is publicised around the globe. Each year, the Swedish Royal Family takes part in the Nobel Prize award ceremonies. The Nobel Award Prize ceremony is usually held in December at the Stockholm Concert Hall. In 2023, it will be held on 10 December and will be…
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FeaturesJapan

The world's oldest reigning monarchy

While there are several monarchies that date back over one thousand years, there is one throne that dates back over two thousand years. The Japanese monarchy, also known as the Chrysanthemum Throne, was officially founded in 440 BCE. The Japanese monarchy is the…
Features

How the Queen Mother changed royal fashion forever - and the forgotten designer who helped her do it

Some royals are fashion trendsetters, like Princess Alexandra (future Queen Alexandra). Others gravitate towards a specific designer or two and work to create styles and a wardrobe that works for them as an individual. The Duchess of York, later Queen Elizabeth, was one of the latter. As we continue with our Fashion Favourite series, we will be looking at Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and Madame…
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