A dying duke spent his final hours destroying letters and records in his family archives. Why did he do it? And what was the family trying so hard to hide?
The British monarchy must be one of, if not the, world’s most enduring. Elizabeth II has been queen for not only my whole life, but almost my mom’s entire life, too. I can’t help but get obsessed about the jewels, the history, the shenanigans, and the wonderful women who’ve played a role in shaping that country’s identity and history.
It’s not often that tiaras make international headlines. There’s something special about 2019. From the Swedish burial regalia theft to the Portland tiara to the two spectacular Fabergé tiaras up for auction this May, there’s a lot to talk about. Let’s dive in.
There’s a surprising variety of design possibilities for kokoshnik tiaras. Here are 5 drool-worthy examples and their stories. Let’s take a look at tiaras belonging to Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden, the Duke of Westminster, Queen Alexandra of Great Britain, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (Ella), and Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia.
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