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Ingeborg, the princess who just provided a future queen with her first tiara

The future Queen of Norway, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, debuted a new-to-her tiara at her eighteenth birthday celebrations. The pearl and diamond tiara belonged to Ingrid Alexandra’s great-great-grandmother, Princess Ingeborg of Sweden. Born Ingeborg Charlotte Caroline Frederikke Louise in 1878, she was the daughter of King Frederick VII and Louise of Denmark. She was a first cousin…
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The Queen's Reign in Jewels: St Edward's Crown

St Edward’s Crown is one of the most recognisable symbols of royalty in the world. Used by British monarchs at the moment of crowning, the history of this relic dates back to the time of Edward the Confessor—who reigned from 1042 to 1066—after whom it was named. After Edward the Confessor’s death, St Edward’s Crown was used in every coronation ceremony up until Charles I’s…
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The history of the Gold State Coach as it becomes a Platinum Jubilee star

The Gold State Coach will play a central role over the Platinum Jubilee Weekend, showcasing footage of The Queen, her historic reign, and her coronation on the newly-remodeled windows. Let’s look into the history of the Gold State Coach, which dates back to the reign of King George III and has been in use continuously ever since. The Gold State Coach was commissioned in 1760 by The…
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Louis Vuitton and the Empress of France

There has long been a close relationship between fashion and royalty. One of the most notable relationships between designer and royal is between Louis Vuitton and Empress Eugénie de Montijo.  Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 in France and ran away from home to escape…
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Queen's Reign in Jewels: The Grand Duchess Vladimirovna Tiara

There are a few pieces in The Queen’s jewellery vault that she has worn time and time again throughout her reign. The Grand Duchess Vladimirovna Tiara remains one of her favourite pieces to this day. The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara belonged to one of the most sociable members of the Romanov court, Grand Duchess Vladimir or Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin before she married in…
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