Features

The special Scandinavian Christmas celebration in memory of a saint

The 13th of December is St. Lucia’s Day, traditionally celebrated in the holiday season. While it is a less popular holiday in the United Kingdom and North America, it is still widely celebrated in Scandinavia and Northern Italy. Like many other Scandinavian families, the Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian royal families all observe St. Lucia’s Day in December. St. Lucia’s Day (also…
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Features

The Crown is acknowledged by Hollywood royalty as it grabs a string of Golden Globe nominations

The Crown has been recognised by Hollywood royalty with several notable nominations for the 2024 Golden Globes.  The hit Netflix drama focusing on the modern House of Windsor received four Golden Globe nominations. The show has been nominated for Best Television Series, Drama, a substantial achievement on its own. Several individual actors have also been nominated for Golden Globes.
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British Royals

The striking turquoise tiara that passed from a queen to a duchess

While The King has inherited a number of stunning tiaras that he can loan out to the members of his family, the other branches of the British Royal Family have their own jewels. The Duchess of Gloucester has a substantial tiara, the Teck Turquoise Tiara, that she wears periodically for important occasions. The Duke and Duchess of Teck commissioned the original diamond and turquoise floral…
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Denmark

The prince who proposed to a future queen with a jewel inspired by an empress

While royal engagement rings are typically impressive based on their size, value, and history, there are some that are more unique than others. Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s engagement ring is particularly special among her peers. The then-Princess Margrethe of Denmark met Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, a French diplomat, in the early 1960s while she was studying at the London School of…
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