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Here’s hoping those who celebrate had a lovely Easter weekend. We had some beautiful springlike weather here, so for those who are tired of me complaining about winter, here is your reprieve.

Do we have any London-based Baguettes with slightly flexible schedules? We have an opportunity for someone with an interest in history, royals and fashion. Send us an email at if intrigued.

On to see what our royals have been up to!


It’s all Her Majesty the Queen at Getty: walking with her oldest son before Easter, visiting the Royal Australian Air Force Memorial (her first in-person visit in a year), and sending gifts and letters to her Royal Maundy recipients. You can see it all here.

Back in the Bag

Remember this incredible documentary about the Swedish Royal Jewels? Yes, it’s been a year since that was released.

Tiara News

Did you know that you, too, can try on a tiara? The historic Aosta tiara is coming up for auction at Sothebys and you can wear it virtually on Sotheby’s Instagram. You’ll need to have the Instagram app on your device. Plop that baby on your head and let the fun commence!

The diadem belonged to the first Duchess of Aosta from the House of Savoy and has been in the family for 150 years. It may have been a wedding gift for the Duchess. It is believed to be by Musy, court jeweler of Turin, and the last known sighting was on Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy (King Umberto II’s daughter). The tiara can also be worn as a necklace and has a matching pair of earrings.

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images


Queen Daisy attended Easter high mass in Aarhus Cathedral. ⁣ ⁣ Due to the current restrictions, the high mass lasted only 30 minutes. In addition, there was no communion or common hymn singing. Instead, it was the Cathedral office that performed Easter hymns. ⁣Daisy wore her fur and was pure Daisy, so some traditions remain.


I’m not sure where this will lead, but it’s being debated again.


The Bhutanese royals were out supporting the vaccination initiative in their country. Yellow, an organization dedicated to Bhutanese culture, distributed this photo for their April desk calendar.

We are honoured to feature in our April Calendar, a Kupar of Their Majesties with Their Royal Highnesses Gyalsey Jigme…

Posted by Yellow on Wednesday, 31 March 2021


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