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Pocket Profile – Princess Sarvath al-Hassan

Princess Sarvath al-Hassan has served as a Jordanian royal for over fifty years. We often get glimpses of this glamorous women at official events, so let's learn a bit more about her. It's one of the Pocket Profiles that makes me feel that I should get cracking if I want to make anything of my… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Sarvath al-Hassan

Pocket Profiles · Uganda

Pocket Profile – Princess Elizabeth of Toro

In 1936 King (or Omukama) George Matthew Kamurasi Rukiidi and Queen Kezia Byanjeru of the Toro Kingdom welcomed a daughter to their family. They named her Elizabeth Christobel Edith Bagaaya Akiiki. It was the beginning of a life of adventure - full of fear, bravery, and accomplishment. Embed from Getty Images Toro (or Tooro) is… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Elizabeth of Toro

Pocket Profiles · Uganda

Pocket Profile Part 2 – Elizabeth of Toro’s Modeling Career

Beauty is not one’s own but rather a reflection of one’s people, one’s country. It is an asset one holds in trust. At that time, a black model appearing in top magazines was rare. I wanted to destroy the myth of white superiority in terms of beauty and sophistication.”Elizabeth of Toro, Odyssey of an African… Continue reading Pocket Profile Part 2 – Elizabeth of Toro’s Modeling Career

Pocket Profiles · Spain

Pocket Profile – Maria of Molina, Queen of Castile

Hofdame Note: Thank you to our Spanish Baguette Iselen for this fascinating Pocket Profile. Hang on for a tale of an extraordinary woman who overcame endless obstacles to become (and stay!) Queen of Castile. Bonus - learn about the "Curse of the Castile Kings." María Alfonso Téllez of Meneses was born in a noble family:… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Maria of Molina, Queen of Castile

Britain · Pocket Profiles · Russia · Saxe Coburg Gotha

Pocket Profiles – Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha

Today is Queen Victoria's 203rd birthday, so let's check in on one of her granddaughters. This is a long one, but I just couldn't find a way to shorten such an eventful life. Get your coffee ; ). If you don't like shortened forms of names, you might want to avert your eyes from this… Continue reading Pocket Profiles – Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha