Exhibitions

Iconic royal photographs go on display

Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography has now opened at The King’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. The new exhibition, which features 150 items from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives, tracks the evolution of royal portrait photography over the last 100 years. Alessandro Nasini, curator of Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography, said, ‘The [read more]

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Diana Princess of Wales

Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara

Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara is “set with brilliant- and rose-cut diamonds, mainly in cut-down silver-backed settings, and 19 pendant baroque pearls.” The design of Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara was based on a tiara that belonged to Queen Mary’s grandmother, Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Cambridge. The latter tiara was later left to Mary’s [read more]

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Queen Mary of Denmark

Royal Wedding Recollections – Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark & Mary Donaldson

Mary Donaldson met her future husband, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, on 16 September 2000 during the 2000 Summer Olympics. He travelled back and forth between Denmark, and they conducted a long-distance relationship. Mary briefly worked in Paris before making the final move to Denmark. On 24 September 2003, it was announced that Frederik’s mother, [read more]

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Book News

Book News Week 20

*contains affiliate links* Book News Week 20 – 13 May – 19 May 2024 Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait  Hardcover – 14 May 2024 (US) The Times British Royal Fashion  Hardcover – 14 May 2024 (US) The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors  Paperback – 15 May 2024 (UK) Royal Inbreeding and Other Maladies: A [read more]

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai‘i’s Pacific World by Jennifer Thigpen

*review copy* *contains affiliate links* Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai’i’s Pacific World is a book that focuses on the relationship between Hawaiian royalty and the mission wives who arrived in Hawaii to bring Christianity. The Hawaiian queens are immensely fascinating, and this book had the opportunity to be so [read more]