Everything you need to know about the world of royalty.
Search This Blog
Princess Athena of Denmark is christened: Welcome to the Christian World!
Princess Mary of Denmark cuddles Princess Athena to sleep.
Princess Athena of Denmark, the newly-born daughter of
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark was christened at the churchyard
of Mogeltonder Church, in Tonder, May 20. The entire Danish Royal Family was
A Persian princess viral news websites baptized as Princess
Qajar has lately become a stuff of legends. She was presented as a royal lady
with a facial hair that made her so attracted that 13 men claimed their own
lives because she couldn’t love them. The truth is, there was no “Princess Qajar,” only the Qajar dynasty that ruled over Persia for more than a century.
The only fact about this historical meme is that at that time, it was fashionable for Persian
women to wear mustache. “Many Persian-language sources, as well as
photographs, from the nineteenth century confirm that Qajar women sported a
thin mustache, or more accurately a soft down, as a sign of beauty,” explained Dr.
The memes and fake stories circulating online refer not to a single princess, but actually to two female dynasts: Princess Fatemah Khanum"'Esmat al-Dowleh" and her half-sister, Princess Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh. Their father, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, ruled Persia from 1…
with our Queen Victoria series, today we will discuss about Queen Victoria’s “cold”
treatment of one of her ministers, Lord Palmerston. We shall see how this
long-running conflict began. The defeat
of the Tories in the 1846 General Elections saw the dismissal of Sir Robert
Peel from the office. With the Whigs on the helm of the government, Henry John
Temple, the Viscount Palmerston was appointed Minister of the Foreign Office.
His ascension to that post ushered in the greatest struggle between the crown
and its ministers since the day when George III had dismissed the coalition
government of Fox and North. Lord
Palmerston’s long tenure in public office made up almost untouchable Palmerston’s
appointment to the Foreign Office came shortly after he celebrated his 60th
birthday, a time when he could proudly look back on his achievements and career
in the government that began in 1809, ten years before Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert were born. Always confident in his wit and dip…
Eugenie of York married Mr. Jack Brooksbank, it was not only the first
time that she wore a tiara in public, it was also the first instance when one
of the British Royal Family’s most precious tiaras surfaced after being locked up in the royal vault for over seven decades. Contrary to popular speculation that Princess Eugenie would wear her mother’s
York Diamond Tiara, the bride, instead, borrowed The Queen’s Greville
Emerald Kokoshnik tiara.
The tiara was originally created by Boucheron for to society
hostess The Hon. Mrs. Herman Greville in 1919. According to the Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor,
Mrs. Greville “was a social climber,” “a snob” and gossipy lady. Cecil
Beaton also describes her as a “galumphing, greedy, snobbish old toad who
watered her chops at the sight of royalty and the Prince of Wales’s set, and
did nothing for anybody except the rich."
The tiara was designed in the kokoshnik style, which was popularized
by the members of the Russian Imperi…