Royal Links of Note

© Royal Collection Trust. Drawing of a diadem by Prince Albert. The diadem was never made.

Good day to you! Occasionally I like to share interesting royalty-related articles with you.

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If you are interested in modern European issues, then you may be interested in reading an opinion piece by Caroline de Gruyter on what Europe can learn from the Habsburgs.

You can now try on Queen Maria Vittoria’s pearl and diamond tiara!

The Smithsonian is hosting an online lecture on the Romanovs, The Romanov Dynasty: The Path of Triumph and Downfall. There is a fee and it takes place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Speaking of Romanovs, Rebecca Bettarini will be wearing a Chaumet tiara for her wedding to Grand Duke George on October 1, 2021. Rebecca picked a tiara that mimics the shape of a kokoshnik, the traditional headdress for Russian women. It will look beautiful on her.

An estate in the US state of New Jersey once owned by Joseph Bonaparte is set to become a public park.

Royal Links of Note

Photo by Julia Volk.

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

For today, I thought I’d share a few royalty-related articles. For me, it’s always fun to talk about royal history. If you feel the same, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

What remains of France’s aristocracy? – This short video by France 24 is super interesting and fun. It’s about France’s former aristocracy and their grand homes. There is also a tour of an aristocratic chateau and the France 24 journalist meets with an aristocratic family to talk about what it’s like to maintain a chateau.

Ten questions to ask about tiaras. – If you are ever in need of purchasing a tiara (how I wish this was a real problem for me), then read this insightful article by Christie’s.

Photo by Maria Orlova.

Germany’s ex-royal family win legal case against historian. – Truly, I’m not sure how I feel about this case. The courts have sided with the Hohenzollern Family in their lawsuit against a historian. Perhaps I do not fully grasp the legal issue at play, but I’m worried that this ruling may lead to future historians and journalists being censored. What do you think?

Photo by Julia Volk.

A royal engagement. – Grand Duke George of Russia is engaged to be married. If you are interested to learn about his imperial Romanov lineage, read my post about it here.

Current royal read. – I’m currently reading Chère Annette: Letters from Russia 1820-1828. It’s a compilation of letters written by Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia to her daughter, Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna. She married the Prince of Orange and moved to the Netherlands. It’s a charming compilation of letters because it’s evident how much the Empress loved her daughter. Are you reading a royal history book?

Thank you for stopping by.

See you tomorrow!