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Established in January 2021, The Royal Archivist features articles on royal women, jewelry and history.
Apologies for the radio silence. I moved to a new home; I moved across an ocean and am still getting settled in. For now, please enjoy this lovely photograph of the inimitable Crown Princess of Norway, Mette-Marit. She is wearing Norway’s Amethyst Tiara with the matching earrings. The set was a gift from her mother-in-law, … Continue reading Norway’s Amethyst Tiara
“Its rounded braces create a closed form inspired by the crown of the French king, Louis XIV, and symbolise the ruler’s absolute power. The crown’s braces meet at the top in a globe, or orb, which is a sign of power and dignity for monarchs. On top of the crown’s globe is a little cross, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Royal Trinket: The Crown of Christian V
Today’s diadem is a tiara without a royal! One of the largest pink diamonds in the world is the Noor-ul-Ain diamond. It weighs around 60 carats (!!) and came from a mine in India. It was looted from India by a Persian king during the 18th century. Fast forward a couple of centuries and Mr. … Continue reading Tiara Thursday: The Noor-ul-Ain Tiara
It’s not one trinket today. It’s many, so grab a cup of tea and settle in for a few minutes of enjoyment. If you love decorative arts, then you will love Hillwood Mansion and Museum in Washington, D.C. It’s filled to the brim with items of royal connection. Long before Hillwood was a museum, it was … Continue reading Tuesday’s Royal Trinket: Hillwood Mansion and Museum
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