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Sunday Times hails Letizia the “Style Queen”

  May 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm by

Ever since that state visit to Spain by President Sarkzoy, the British press have suddenly taken notice of Crown Princess Letizia. Her fashion choices have featured on front pages of newspapers and in magazines across Britain and further afield. While we at the Royal Forums may be familiar with the Spanish royals, many are not. The attention that Letizia has received in Britain since the French visit has been quite … Continue reading

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Princess Margaret’s Wedding Fashion

  May 6, 2009 at 12:37 am by

On 6th May 1960, Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong-Jones in Westminster Abbey. It was the first-ever televised royal wedding with estimates of over 300 million people watching the event worldwide. The Princess choose one of her favourite designers, Norman Hartnell, to design her wedding dress. Hartnell was also a favourite of the Queen and the Queen Mother and had been responsible for the Coronation dresses and Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress. … Continue reading

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Jewels on Display at Buckingham Palace

  April 9, 2009 at 6:29 pm by

The summer opening of Buckingham Palace this year includes a special exhibition to mark 60 years of the Commonwealth. Part of the exhibition will include a display of over 100 gifts given to the Queen and Prince Philip from their travels to the Commonwealth countries. Sometimes the Queen receives beautiful jewels as gifts which often have a symbolic reference to the country she is visiting. Two fantastic brooches will form … Continue reading

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Rachel Trevor Morgan: Royal Milliner

  April 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm by

Rachel Trevor Morgan was appointed as one of the Queen’s milliners in 2006 and has gone on to create hats worn at many key occasions. Morgan learnt her trade with two of the top milliners in London, Graham Smith and Philip Somerville, both of whom coincidently have designed hats for British royals, most notably the Queen and the late Princess of Wales. She works closely alongside a number of British … Continue reading

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Mary hits the right fashion note on US tour

  March 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm by

Over a week after the Spanish visit, Prince Frederick and Princess Mary made a 6 day visit to the US. To mark the trip a new picture was released of the couple (image1) in which Mary wore a simple grey tiered dress teamed with a cardigan by Missoni. The first engagement in Chicago (22 March) Mary wore a recycled Prada coat (image2) which was classic and understated. For an engagement … Continue reading

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The Issa Label and the Young British Royals

  March 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm by

Daniella Issa Helayel, Brazilian designer who created the fashion label Issa has become one of the main designers used by Kate Middleton. image1 Whilst Kate may not yet be a royal, the Issa label is also a favourite of Prince William’s cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York as well as many other celebrities. Issa is known for its collection of beautiful silk patterned wrap dresses in bold prints (image2) … Continue reading

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Most Elegant Royals in Hola vote

  March 26, 2009 at 3:35 pm by

Each week Spanish magazine Hola (sister of the Britsh version Hello) runs a poll online to see which person their readers think has worn the most elegnat outfit. Winners of the weekly poll are then put into a monthly vote with those winners going forward to the Grand Finale at the end of year. This weeks vote includes a number of royals – Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mathidle, Infanta Elena … Continue reading

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The Cullinan Diamond

  March 20, 2009 at 10:23 pm by

The Cullinan Diamond was found by Captain Frederick Wells in a mine in Pretoria, South Africa, on 25th January 1905. The diamond was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan who owned the mine. The stone weighed one and half pounds and measured about 3,106 carats. It is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found. It was presented to Edward VII, for his 66th brithday, by the Transvaal governemnt. The Cullinan diamond … Continue reading

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Letizia’s Fashion Choices Shine on US Tour

  March 19, 2009 at 11:38 pm by

Visits to foreign countries usually means that Royals bring out their best outfits for the occasion and Princess Letizia’s recent 3 day visit with her husband to New York and Washington was no different. Although only a brief visit to promote economic relations between the US and Spain, their schedule was packed with numerous engagements. On Monday 16th March, the couple first visited the New York Public Library where Letizia … Continue reading

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Philip Treacy: Milliner to the Royal Ladies

  March 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm by

Garden Parties, Ascot, Trooping the Colour and Royal weddings are every milliners dream event and the current favourite of within the British Royal Family is Philip Treacy. image1 Born in Ireland in 1967, Treacy has become ONE of the world’s greatest milliners therefore it is not surprising that his client list includes the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York as well as … Continue reading

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Camilla’s Favourite Designer Robinson Valentine

  March 4, 2009 at 3:49 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall has made a remarkable fashion transition since her wedding to the Prince of Wales in April 2005. With the help of her favourite design team of Robinson Valentine, milliner Philip Treacy and Linda Bennett (founder of the company L K Bennett), Camilla has ditched her country look for stylish ensembles befitting of the wife of the future King of England. Gone are the days of jeans … Continue reading

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Tiaras Designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria

  March 2, 2009 at 8:12 pm by

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha loved to design jewellery for his wife, Queen Victoria. Throughout their marriage he designed a number of key pieces which naturally became some of the most treasured possessions of Victoria. Of these jewels, Albert designed at least four tiaras for Victoria to wear – two of these were the diamond and emerald tiara and the sapphire and diamond tiara. Victoria gifted many of jewels … Continue reading

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Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

  February 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm by

One of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite pieces of jewellery is the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara which is also referred to as “Granny’s Tiara”. It was a wedding gift to Elizabeth by her devoted grandmother Queen Mary in 1947 along with a number of other pieces. However the tiara had originally been given to Princess Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary) as a wedding present in 1893 by a … Continue reading

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A Trend for the Big Scarf?

  February 18, 2009 at 7:49 pm by

In recent months Princess Letizia has been sporting a new fashion accessory, the scarf. image1 (10th Decmber 2008) Besides her favourite pair of platform shoes, Letizia is rarely without the big scarf either on official engagements or private outings. Renowned for her frequent recycling, Letizia has been using her favourite accessorise to customise and brighten up her wardrobe during the cold winter months. There seem to be two current favourites … Continue reading

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Princess Elizabeth’s Engagement Fashion

  February 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm by

On 9th July 1947 an official statement from Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. A photo call of the couple was arranged for 10th July followed by the couple carrying out a number of engagements including attending one of the annual Garden parties and the unveiling of Battle of Britain memorial. A beautiful Princess Elizabeth emerged in a very simple dress typical of the 1940s … Continue reading

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Danish New Year Fashions

  January 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm by

Queen Margrethe The Queen this year chose a recycled gold satin dress with red detailing (photo 1, photo 2). The dress was accessorised with a fur stole and regalia from the Crown Jewels collection (photo 3 – Danish Royal Watchers). Crown Princess Mary This year Mary chose to recycle a dress that had first been seen during her pre-wedding festivities and then later worn for a banquet in honour of … Continue reading

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