Investiture 2013: Maxima Is Sure To Shine

April 30th will be a bittersweet day. We're all looking forward to the investiture of Prince Willem-Alexander, but we will miss Queen Beatrix. Not only will we miss Beatrix as queen, but we will miss those unmistakable hats and her glorious array of jewels. Oh, they'll still be around, but it won't be the same. ...

De Kongelige Juveler (The Royal Jewels) Parts 1 and 2

I have been watching this documentary called De Kongelige Juveler ("The Royal Jewels") and wanted to share. Members of the Danish Royal Family discuss historic royal jewels. There is even an appearance by Queen Silvia of Sweden, who further elaborates on the intricate shared family histories of magnificent parures. Vladimir tiara© The Royal Collection (adsbygoogle = ...

Which Tiara Will Kate Debut?

Everyone loves the delicate Cartier Halo Scroll tiara. It has graced the regal heads of the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, and Princess Anne. It fell out of regular use, but on April 29th, 2011, it came back into the spotlight as it crowned the House of Windsor's newest member - the Duchess of Cambridge. The tiara ...

The End of an Era?

The End of an Era? by Victoria “Tori” Martínez I'm afraid this has been coming for some time now, at least in my opinion. The wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton last month only confirmed my fears. The era of ubiquitous royal tiaras appears to be nearing its end in Britain. When Catherine Middleton, now HRH The ...