*contains affiliate links* *spoilers* The Serpent Queen is back as Catherine once again summons Rahima – having picked her as her maid. Her fellow servants now turn against her and try to sabotage her. Catherine believes that Rahima is not responsible for the prank and turns into another lesson. We continue with Catherine’s past as [read more]
An official photograph has been released of the ledger stone installed at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel in Windsor, following the internment of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. The stone is made of hand-carved Belgian black marble with brass letter inlays, to match the previous [read more]
Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s most iconic portrait is the one by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, in which she wore the diamond stars in her hair. The stars were ordered by the Empress from jewellers Köchert and Pioté in Vienna. They consisted of diamonds and a centre pearl. Some of the stars were given to her ladies-in-waiting, [read more]
With just six days to go until the official release, Netflix has released the official trailer for The Empress. Don’t forget to turn on the captions for English subtitles.
The Greville Ivy-leaf Clips were from the collection of Dame Margaret Greville, the wife of the Hon. Ronald Greville. Margaret and her husband had had no children, and she bequeathed all her jewellery to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother upon her death in 1942. The clips were made for Margaret by Cartier. One of them [read more]
King Charles II ruled over England, Scotland and Ireland from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 until his death in 1685. Before Charles’ reign, there had been the English Civil War, followed by a period called The Interregnum, an 11-year period of rule by a largely Puritan government without a monarch. Due to this [read more]