The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > Royal Jewels

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #701  
Old 12-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,811
I like the necklace but not with the outfit. She'd have been better off wearing a long necklace or pendant with earrings, or just statement earrings alone.
__________________

__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
  #702  
Old 12-07-2013, 09:34 AM
RubyPrincess168's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sun Prairie, United States
Posts: 1,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by KittyAtlanta View Post
Hideous necklace. Ruined the outfit.
If anything ruined the outfit IMHO it was her hairstyle! Sloppiest ponytail ever!

I wouldn't have expected real jewels for this occasion. If she had sh.e probably would've faced some kind of backlash due to Mandela's death. Detractors can always find some angle, no matter how crazy. Besides, Princess Margaret wore fake jewels too.
__________________

  #703  
Old 12-07-2013, 10:52 AM
Osipi's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 5,752
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubyPrincess168 View Post
If anything ruined the outfit IMHO it was her hairstyle! Sloppiest ponytail ever!

I wouldn't have expected real jewels for this occasion. If she had sh.e probably would've faced some kind of backlash due to Mandela's death. Detractors can always find some angle, no matter how crazy. Besides, Princess Margaret wore fake jewels too.
So did Diana. I wasn't overly fond of the necklace at all either but its obviously well liked enough that it has sold out.
__________________
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
  #704  
Old 12-07-2013, 05:36 PM
jcbcode99's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Richmond Area, United States
Posts: 1,980
I was astounded to see the Lotus Tiara re-emerge again---and gave a long sigh of relief as I was convinced it had remained with Linley. Dare we hope the Teck Turquoise Parure was returned to the vaults as well? It would certainly be most exciting to see HRH The Duchess of Cornwall with that parure!
The earrings HRH The Duchess of Cambridge wore with this tiara--I've read the were given to her by the Queen from her collection but I cannot recollect having seen them before. Can anyone provide more information on their provenance?
__________________
Janet

"We make a living by what we do; we make a life by what we give" Winston Churchill
  #705  
Old 12-07-2013, 05:40 PM
annaelfka's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Chorzów, Poland
Posts: 990
Re earrings, that's all we know, that they are on loan from HM. She wore them for the first time to Bafta event in LA.

As for her latest necklace, most possible ID:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...levant_count=1
__________________
Countess of Wessex Blog: http://hrhcountessofwessex.blogspot.com/
Duchess of Cambridge Blog: http://hrhcatherineduchessofcambridge.blogspot.com/
  #706  
Old 12-07-2013, 06:17 PM
Elly C's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Worcester, United Kingdom
Posts: 2,175
Thanks for spotting this Annaelfka. I hadn't noticed the necklace. It's very pretty.
  #707  
Old 12-08-2013, 03:05 AM
MARG's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 5,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubyPrincess168 View Post
If anything ruined the outfit IMHO it was her hairstyle! Sloppiest ponytail ever!

I wouldn't have expected real jewels for this occasion. If she had sh.e probably would've faced some kind of backlash due to Mandela's death. Detractors can always find some angle, no matter how crazy. Besides, Princess Margaret wore fake jewels too.
That doesn't track. The death of Nelson Mandala was announced during the premiere. Nobody could possibly expect Catherine to have second sight!
__________________
MARG
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
  #708  
Old 12-08-2013, 12:48 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,811
Believe me, I'm sure no one would have faulted the Queen if she had attended the premiere dripping in diamonds with the same outcome.
__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
  #709  
Old 12-08-2013, 07:35 PM
JennahPc's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 52
I absolutely adore the Duchess of Cambridge and appreciate that due to the economic situation in the U.K. combined with efforts to modernise the monarchy requires the perception of financial responsibility. That said the "I am a regular person just like you" persona of the Duchess is starting to seem a bit contrived. We know that she owns some substantial jewels (diamond and ruby necklace) yet shows up at red carpet functions in Cracker Jack box jewels.
  #710  
Old 12-09-2013, 04:26 AM
MARG's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 5,796
I agree. She seems to be sending mixed messages. One week she's a thrifty mum shopping the High Street and the next it is bespoke. Both of those images were quite clear cut but, now she is mixing the two. I mean really, a couture gown and a very brassy, tacky bit of fake.

It's not as if she doesn't have appropriate jewellery, just that she seems to be saying "well my dress may cost four figures but that's OK, I economised on the 20 pound necklace". Contrived? I would say yes.
__________________
MARG
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
  #711  
Old 12-09-2013, 02:43 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 1,581
This poor woman, much like her mother-in-law and step-mother-in-law, is always going to be damned if she does, damned if she doesn't. At the end of the day I am sure she is a very lovely, down to earth lady. I like her mix of jewelry. She, William and Harry put a modern, human face on today's Monarchy.

I like the fact given her age and rank, she mixes pieces quite well and does not go over the top.
__________________
Lady M
  #712  
Old 12-09-2013, 03:13 PM
cepe's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 5,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARG View Post
I agree. She seems to be sending mixed messages. One week she's a thrifty mum shopping the High Street and the next it is bespoke. Both of those images were quite clear cut but, now she is mixing the two. I mean really, a couture gown and a very brassy, tacky bit of fake.

It's not as if she doesn't have appropriate jewellery, just that she seems to be saying "well my dress may cost four figures but that's OK, I economised on the 20 pound necklace". Contrived? I would say yes.
I think you are over egging this. Looking for issues where there aren't any. She isn't as devious as you would like us to think.

I liked the fake. I have some very good pieces but if I find costume jewellery that makes a change I'll buy it and wear it. Lots of royals do this, particularly the BRF.

What I liked even more was the flurry whilst people thought it was real!
__________________

This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
  #713  
Old 01-09-2014, 08:16 AM
marine2109's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Posts: 1,827
Quote:
Kate Middleton's engagement ring: 'everyone wants to copy her'
Kate Middleton engagement ring replica and cost - hellomagazine.com
  #714  
Old 01-11-2014, 10:16 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Columbia, United States
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARG View Post
I agree. She seems to be sending mixed messages. One week she's a thrifty mum shopping the High Street and the next it is bespoke. Both of those images were quite clear cut but, now she is mixing the two. I mean really, a couture gown and a very brassy, tacky bit of fake.



It's not as if she doesn't have appropriate jewellery, just that she seems to be saying "well my dress may cost four figures but that's OK, I economised on the 20 pound necklace". Contrived? I would say yes.

Marg, I actually own the exact necklace that you are speaking of and although it is not the a diamond sparkler straight out of the Queen's vault, it is still quite lovely. It's a surprisingly well made piece with quite a bit of weight to it, nothing tinny or cheap (other than the price) about it. I would also like to add that many famous women in history have sported costume jewelry quite successfully, Princess Diana being one. Also, 80% of the late Jackie Kennedy's jewelry was,if fact, fake. I think the Duchess is actually quite brilliant in her choices. I love the fact that although she could very easily go and ask her Grandmother-in-Law for something spectacular from the vault, she prefers to stay true to herself.
  #715  
Old 01-11-2014, 11:46 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Somewhere, United States
Posts: 1,013
Lady M:
Your so right, I think all royal women are in the position that regardless of what they do, someone will always complain and say nasty things about them, that goes for all of us in this world, we can *Never* please everyone regardless of what we/they do. I think Catherine is a strong woman and she has a husband who will watch her back and make sure that the same doesn't happen to her that happened to his mother. I love the necklace that she wore with that dreamy cream colored gown, tried to find one and they are all gone........
  #716  
Old 02-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Elektra's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 202
Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Feb. 11th 2014:
Necklace from the Nizam of Hyderabad diamond parure, a loan from Queen Elizabeth II.

imgur: the simple image sharer
  #717  
Old 02-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 10,441
Very good that Catherine is getting into those vaults.
__________________
"THE REAL POWER OF A MAN IS IN THE SIZE OF THE SMILE OF THE WOMAN SITTING NEXT TO HIM."

GENTLEMAN'S ESSENTIALS
  #718  
Old 02-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: pinner, United Kingdom
Posts: 973
Quote:
Very good that Catherine is getting into those vaults.
How true... perhaps it lends some credence to reports that the Duchess will 'step up the jewels a notch' for the forthcoming tour to New Zealand, and Australia ?
  #719  
Old 02-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,803
The only reason she'd step it up is if there was a reason to.

The necklace is lovely, but it's hidden by that boring hair.
__________________
We Will Remember Them.
  #720  
Old 02-11-2014, 03:37 PM
Duchessmary's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: San Diego, United States
Posts: 1,183
That necklace is gorgeous. I want to take a hold of her hair and yell "GET IT OFF YOUR FACE!!!"

__________________

Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion Part 16: September 2015 - December 2015 dazzling Archives 424 12-31-2015 09:26 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge's Daytime Fashion, Part 5: October 2011 - December 2011 iceflower Archives 398 12-26-2011 01:00 AM
Duchess of Cambridge Jewellery 1: April-December 2011 Warren Royal Jewels 722 12-20-2011 09:03 AM




Popular Tags
beatrice borromeo best gown best outfit birth catherine middleton style chris o'neill crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria crown princess victoria's maternity fashion current events current events thread danish royal family duchess of cambridge duchess of cornwall duke of cambridge fashion poll felipe vi grand duke jean kate middleton king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia maxima norwegian royals official visit picture of the week pierre casiraghi portugal prince bernhard prince carl philip prince frederik princess beatrice princess eugenie princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess sofia princess sofia maternity wear princess sofia pregnancy style queen letizia queen letizia daytime fashion queen mathilde queen mathildes style queen maxima queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen silvia royal royal fashion spanish royals state visit sweden the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats the hague united states of america victoria wedding willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:50 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises