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Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham is a British designer, who royal-watchers most likely know from the dresses worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Packham, however, has been around a while. Like McQueen and Sarah Burton, Packham graduated from Saint Martin's School of Art. She showed her first designs in 1988, at the London Design show. She has built… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Jenny Packham

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Baguette Bookworms – “Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadows of the Crown”

Thank you to our Baguette Bookworm Suzanna for this review! If you have a royal-related book you would like to report on, let us know! Since it seems we’ll all be hanging around without much to do outside of the house for another…let’s not think about that. Let’s dive into worlds far from our own,… Continue reading Baguette Bookworms – “Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadows of the Crown”

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Random Royaling – State Opening of Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament marks the beginning of the session of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. All I can say is it's good to see an actual formal event attended by royals in person, even one tinged with sadness. Let's just get the sadness out of the way first: the consort's gilded chair… Continue reading Random Royaling – State Opening of Parliament

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Defense of the Tiara – Cambridge Lover’s Knot

Queen Mary often left a confusing trail when it came to jewelry re-configuration, and the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara is a case in point. The Tinkerer Queen admired her grandmother's Lover's Knot tiara so much that she broke up two of her own diadems to provide the parts for swinging pearl tiara of her own,… Continue reading Defense of the Tiara – Cambridge Lover’s Knot