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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 https://t.co/Pp1CAtb2Z3 pic.twitter.com/tbBFilJIMl— 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

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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:'co.uk',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:'co.uk',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

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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

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Random Royal Rotogravure

This month marks William and Kate's 10th Wedding Anniversary. Let's look at some more "firsts" from that year, and share some of our favorite photos in celebration. The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit A UNICEF Facility In Denmark. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'FdbUZh5cSld9GWIx9L9UAg',sig:'jWWQz1Tje0s1-JxmuqkvzFhhkqBcyjliPx9txIpb0UU=',w:'594px',h:'368px',items:'131163136',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })}); Our very first official "William and Kate meet… Continue reading Random Royal Rotogravure

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Random Royal Rotogravure – Hand Tinted Photos

Hofdame Note: Thank you to geogirl for this fun post! Life doesn’t happen in black and white… The idea of adding colour to a monochrome image by hand dates back to the beginning of photography about 1850.  For many decades, it was the only way to get a colour photograph.   Hand coloring was a practical… Continue reading Random Royal Rotogravure – Hand Tinted Photos