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
Today is the Queen's Birthday!!! Ok, well not actually...that's back in April. Today is her "official birthday" which includes a parade called the Trooping the Colour. For newbies to the royal scene, this tradition goes all the way back to George II, when he combined the annual summer military march with his birthday parade (he… Continue reading Brit Brief Open Post – Trooping the Colour
Welcome to this week's edition of ROYGBIV clothing! We've now made it to yellow. If you'd like a refresher, please feel free to revisit Red and Orange! Let's get started! United Kingdom https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPo-ucn7uO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Betty looks amazing! I love the crustiness of this dress combined with the sheer cape action. She always looks good in a… Continue reading ROYGBIV-Yellow!
Put simply, Happy 93rd to this gorgeous creature! I know I speak for all the Hofdames when I say we adore you! Show us your favorite photo of the birthday girl in the comments!
As many of you may know, a major fire has broken out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The spire and roof have collapsed, and the early estimates are the interior will be a total loss. We realize this isn't exactly a royal story, but since we are a community here, and many may have… Continue reading Breaking News