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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

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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

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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

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Pocket Profile – Ingrid, Queen Consort of Denmark

Ingrid Victoria Sofia Louise Margareta was born a Princess of Sweden in 1910. Her father was Crown Prince Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, and her mother was the Patron Saint of this blog, Margaret of Connaught. Through her mother, she was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She was the third child and only daughter among… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Ingrid, Queen Consort of Denmark