United Kingdom

Ascot Appreciation – Alexandra and Autumn

We're talking about two of our favorites today - Princess Alexandra of Kent and Autumn Phillips. Both have attended Ascot for years, and usually turn up looking great. Here are my faves and not-so-faves for these two lovely ladies. Princess Alexandra of Kent Favorite: While we can't see the entirety of this outfit, from what… Continue reading Ascot Appreciation – Alexandra and Autumn

Tiaras

Battle of the Tiaras – Daughter-In-Law Edition

The last few weeks we've run down a few of the tiaras given to some royal daughters-in-law. Time to see which is your favorite! The Alexandrine Diamond Drop Tiara Catch up on it's history and poll results here. The York Diamond Tiara Catch up on it's history and poll results here. The Diamond Daisy Tiara… Continue reading Battle of the Tiaras – Daughter-In-Law Edition

Denmark · Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Alexandrine Diamond Drop

For our next face-off we're going with tiaras that were gifted to the brides by their new in-laws. These can either be from the vaults, as today's is, or newly purchased. Let's jump in! Not a great shot of the tiara, I know, but c'mon...that's a fab pic! Better? 🙂 The History This one entered… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Alexandrine Diamond Drop

Luxembourg

Random Royaling – Luxembourg National Day

Luxembourg's National Day (Journée de la Fête Nationale) brings together the senior members of the family to celebrate the Grand Duke's official birthday. There are several events, one of which is a ceremony at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. For the occasion, Maria Teresa wore a lovely Lanvin Embroidered Silk Neoprene dress, while Stephanie and Alexandra wore pastel shades.… Continue reading Random Royaling – Luxembourg National Day

Tiaras

In Defense of the Tiara – Alex’s Kokoshnik

To round out a thoroughly British week here at the Handbag, lets discuss another of Queen Elizabeth II's favorite tiaras - Queen Alexandra's Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara. The History This tiara was created for Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII and daughter-in-law of Queen Victoria, in 1888 for Edward and Alexandra's 25th anniversary. It was… Continue reading In Defense of the Tiara – Alex’s Kokoshnik