Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden- Day 2

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a four-day Official Visit to Sweden and Norway, from January 30th to February 2nd, at the request of the Foreign Office. They are hosted by members of the Royal Families of the two countries. Click HERE for Day 1 in Sweden. Continue reading


Habsburg Pearl and Diamond Bandeau

Happy 25th Anniversary to Archduke Karl and Archduchess Francesca von Habsburg! In honour of their anniversary, we are taking a look at the wedding Tiara. An antique bandeau made of diamond motifs with pearls, this tiara is reputed to have been once owned by Empress ‘Sissi’ of Austria, though no photographic proof exists. A similar (if not the same) bandeau was worn by Princess Adelheid of Prussia, née Saxe-Meiningen, aunt of Archduchess Regina. (h/t to Stefan) Continue reading