Random Royal Rotogravure – 40 Years Ago Today

Forty years ago today I was living with some back-to-nature folks in a Mid-MIchigan farmhouse, where we didn't have a television. That means your intrepid royal blogger didn't see the biggest royal event of the last century, the marriage of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. Maybe you did? Share your memories and favorite photos… Continue reading Random Royal Rotogravure – 40 Years Ago Today


Swinging Royal Chick of the Sixties – Princess Paola

Some people just have their decades, you know? Princess Paola of Belgium, as she was then, simply owned the sixties. 1960 Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'ru2cHd4jRKRbS6bEVuIDsQ',sig:'w5Ui5AhPghhyRR7mnkmwQQYDGYz42SbJ2HCHWXVco98=',w:'472px',h:'594px',items:'171852697',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); 1961 Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'0mks5lmHSddJqIVzfFVSqQ',sig:'4b9TjaFYSTgx9M4ZVOEs_KVAxJCGzeKs-Ahz1ff1G20=',w:'440px',h:'594px',items:'141555888',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); 1962 Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'R3tb3s2IQFRC7aIAQTyPfw',sig:'7wdvNv928DKgnLlNeQNcYAqhWKfdhEFK94iOnCPv43U=',w:'594px',h:'370px',items:'1319693484',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); 1964 Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'BAIBzc8FSnd8nHrGgebsHQ',sig:'OL9BWcwH4FQ72GB2cF7tE04F5o0c7Qt2Sqj7cYUHL0Q=',w:'466px',h:'594px',items:'170942618',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false… Continue reading Swinging Royal Chick of the Sixties – Princess Paola

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Random Royal Rotogravure – Relatives

The always thoughtful JR on Twitter got me ruminating on royal relations with this tweet. To me young Astrid and her cousin Tatiana were spitting images of each other— JR 🇪🇺 (@Jakreg76) July 18, 2021 I did not know that Queen Astrid and the Romanovs were second cousins. JR explains it. Astrid's mother… Continue reading Random Royal Rotogravure – Relatives


Random Royal Rotogravure

When all you want to do is kiss your Granny, but the dang hats get in the way. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'M2tTRD5JSBN0E1upEX-0Ig',sig:'f-1MuKVzpDSmT5Of8x1q3nN_wLIVUuIQR6Hq7x26cYA=',w:'594px',h:'506px',items:'1256285621',caption: true ,tld:'',is360: false })}); Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'4rLIwZsbRkFdwMs2zeENCw',sig:'5t2NJ5O-LJ9T7EsTIcxyoCQWB74O49JfmUW-I5IqrI8=',w:'594px',h:'437px',items:'1256285041',caption: true ,tld:'',is360: false })}); Zara and her Granny at Ascot in 2007. Do you have any favorite photos of "Royal Hat encounters" gone wrong? What… Continue reading Random Royal Rotogravure


Designer Diaries – Spencer Family Wedding Dresses

Diana, Princess of Wales, would have been sixty years old today. It will be a bittersweet day for long-term royal watchers, but the Hofdames would like to reflect on happier times. A look back at the family wedding dresses fits this bill and our current focus here on the blog. There isn't a lot of… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Spencer Family Wedding Dresses