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Book News Week 27

*contains affiliate links* Book News week 27 – 1 July – 7 July 2024 Catherine de’ Medici: The Life and Times of the Serpent Queen  Hardcover – 2 July 2024 (US) Serving The Tudors  Kindle Edition – 1 July 2024 (US & UK) The Royals: Tudors to Windsors  Hardcover – 4 July 2024 (UK) A History of [read more]

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Alexandra Countess of Frederiksborg

Taking a look at Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg as she turns 60

Alexandra Christina Manley was born on 30 June 1964 in Hong Kong, the daughter of Richard Nigel Manley and Christa Maria Nowotny. She has two younger sisters. Alexandra attended her early schooling in Hong Kong and studied international business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria. She worked for GT Management between [read more]

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Royal Jewels

Queen Mary’s Cluster Earrings

Queen Mary’s Cluster Earrings are “each with a large cushion-cut brilliant with two concentric millegrain and pavé-set bands of small diamonds.” Embed from Getty Images Queen Mary had the earrings created in 1939 by having the Mackinnon diamonds removed. These diamonds had initially been a pair of solitaire earrings given to her for her wedding [read more]