British Royals

The good luck gift which turned into one of the most famous pieces of royal jewellery

The Royal Family has many notable pieces of jewellery in its collection and rubies feature heavily. Considered one of the traditional cardinal gems along with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond, the ruby is known as the birthstone for July. The word “ruby” itself comes from ruber, the Latin word for red. Among the most famous pieces in the Windsor vaults are two tiaras…
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The royal mistress accused of being a witch

Elizabeth “Jane” Shore (née Lambert) was one of the many mistresses of King Edward IV of England. Jane would go on to become one of the most intelligent and beautiful women in the realm. Known as the witty mistress of the king, she would come to be known as a…
British Royals

How a schoolgirl discovered that her granny was actually a Queen

How do you tell your children that their granny is one of the most important people in the world? The deep bond between Queen Elizabeth II and all her grandchildren was evident as they mourned her death in 2022. But before that, The Duchess of Edinburgh revealed how her daughter, Lady Louise, discovered that her grandmother was actually Queen. During an interview with Sky News a couple of…
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Queen Camilla

All the tiaras worn by Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla has just added a new chapter to the story of one of the most famous tiaras belonging to the Royal Family. She appeared in the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland diadem, a favourite of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s now one of several that Her Majesty has worn…
British Royals

An ever changing tiara passed through generations

Often when we see a tiara, we might see a few alternate versions of one. Perhaps, this one, the Honeysuckle Tiara is a bit more “colourful” than most when it comes to the styles in which it can be worn. At least, that’s how the Duchess of Gloucester makes it seem when she modifies it for certain occasions. A few years after the accession of King George V and Queen Mary in…
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King Charles III

The transition into a new reign continues as King Charles now appears on honours

It’s been just over a year since King Charles III ascended the throne. But, some elements of the new reign are still in transition. Up until now, investitures saw recipients receive honours that had Queen Elizabeth II’s name on the boxes that held medals. Now, that has been changed. ?️ Six new medal designs will feature on the 50 different awards which are presented at…
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