Thank you to our Baguette Iselen for this Pocket Profile on the tragic María de las Mercedes of Orléans. Sad as it is, it is a piece history most of us are not aware of! María de las Mercedes of Orléans (24 June 1860 – 26 June 1878) was the daughter of Antoine of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier,… Continue reading Pocket Profile – María de las Mercedes of Orléans
Thank you to Baguette Iselen for this piece, part "Pocket Profile" and part "Designer Diary". Enjoy the story of the very modern and fearless Infanta Eulalia (and her glass dress)! Infanta Eulalia of Bourbon was the youngest and last surviving child of Queen Isabella II of Spain and Francisco, Duke of Cádiz, and the youngest sister of King Alfonso XII.… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Infanta Eulalia of Bourbon (and her glass dress)!
"...She has the courage of a lion, and has suffered so many cruel blows in the past few years.." The Queen Mother, referring to Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was many things: the longest-lived member of the royal family, one of the most well-traveled, most well-liked, and one of the… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Alice Christabel, Duchess of Gloucester
"Everything that happens in our life is because you meet someone who gives you the road. Because we need each other. You give me hands, tomorrow I give those hands to someone else."Esther Kamatari Princess Esther Kamatari has lived a life far different from most royals. Born in Burundi in 1951 as part of the… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Esther Kamatari of Burundi
Veteran of 5 Coronations! After such a very long reign as the one just ended, not many of us can remember even one Coronation and are beginning to get excited about the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in one of her Jubilee interviews, marvelled that she had been lucky… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone