Denmark

Hofdame Mystery Hour – Find the Common Element (Updated with Answer!)

Queen Margrethe's Golden Jubilee celebrations are rapidly approaching, so let's dig into her life a bit. There is a common element in all these photos of Daisy. See if you can identify it. Hint: We've discussed it here on the blog several times. AND Daisy isn't the only royal that it applies to. ****Once you… Continue reading Hofdame Mystery Hour – Find the Common Element (Updated with Answer!)

Britain

Handbag Mystery Hour – Princess Margaret and Her Jewelry

Hofdame Note: It's the last hurrah of summer here in the U.S., so we will be taking Monday and Tuesday off for our Labor Day celebration. Also, we have some exciting lead-up to Daisy's Golden Jubilee celebrations next week, so things are moved around. Bits will resume next Wednesday! Check in Monday and Tuesday for… Continue reading Handbag Mystery Hour – Princess Margaret and Her Jewelry

Britain

Handbag Mystery Hour – The Burmese Ruby Tiara

Hofdame Note: Our talented Swedish Baguette, Mrs. Diamond, has solved yesterday's wedding gown mystery! Head back to the post for the fascinating update! Thank you, Mrs. Diamond! Much is known about the Burmese Ruby Tiara, but a couple small mysteries remain. We know when it was commissioned, why it was required, and what jewels were… Continue reading Handbag Mystery Hour – The Burmese Ruby Tiara

Denmark

Handbag Mystery Hour – Princess Anne-Marie’s Wedding Gown

For years we have confidently said that then-Princess Anne-Marie's wedding gown was designed by Jørgen Bender. In fact, we have mentioned it several times on this blog, including in the Jørgen Bender Designer Diary, which you can read here. Imagine our surprise when we came across this New York Times article that indicated Danish designer… Continue reading Handbag Mystery Hour – Princess Anne-Marie’s Wedding Gown

Spain

Handbag Mystery Hour – The Death of Garcia Sanchez, Count of Castile

Hofdame Note: We have a series of mysteries for the rest of this week while things are quiet. Tomorrow we have a fashion mystery, and Friday, we have a little jewel mystery. Today, however, we have a genuine murder mystery, courtesy of our Baguette Iselen. Enjoy! Since it’s summer and our royals are quiet, let’s… Continue reading Handbag Mystery Hour – The Death of Garcia Sanchez, Count of Castile