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Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) Queen Victoria’s Fourth daughter. She was a talented artist and a sculptor. She made a marble statue of her mother Queen Victoria which is in Kensington Palace Garden. In addition, she was a strong advocate for the art and higher education and of the feminist cause and was known as queen Victoria’s headstrong and controversial daughter. . . . #britishroyals #britishroyalty #britishroyalfamily #royalty #monarchy #britishmonarchy #royalhistory #instaroyals #queenvictoria #crown #buckinghampalace
The beautiful subject of my first novel. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, one of the daughters of the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II. I can't wait for all of you to get to know her like I have! Comment questions on her and I'll answer them! ❤🇳🇱👸 #theromanovrose #historicalfiction #russianhistory #royalhistory #russianhistoricalfiction #royalhistoricalfiction #russianroyals #romanovfamily #mariaromanov #grandduchessmaria #marianikolaevna #chicagoauthor #historicalfictionauthor
Hay que ser muy valiente para salir de tu zona de confort a buscar nuevos horizontes, donde lograras todos tus sueños pero con el Corazon y las personas que quieres del otro lado. De mis amigos los mejores, Tienes amigos?? Yo soy amiga de MUCHOS, mas tengo claro que no todos son mis amigos ,y es la diferencia😉😉 Se lo que soy capaz de hacer por ti, mas, tengo claro de lo que NO ERES capaz de hacer NI POR TI misma 🤝 #herbalifenutrition #herbalife #lifestyle #mylife #lifestyle #bestfriends #ever #forever #vacations #2018 #funtimes #happysoul #befree #behappy #me #mygirl #royalhistory #mygirl #beachmodel #fitness #love #peace #dreams #model #lifestyle #eyes #smile #caracter #lady #lovewins #loveislove #body
The tiara started life as a necklace, it was a wedding gift to the Queen Mother in 1923. She decided the piece would better suit as a tiara, so Garrard took it apart and fashioned what we know today as the Lotus Flower tiara. It was given to Princess Margaret in 1959, where she often wore it to state events and it really became a firm favourite. Most recently it has been enjoyed by the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore it in 2015 to a state banquet for the Chinese President. ✨💎❤️💎✨❤️💎✨❤️ #burlingtonarcade #jewelgram #instajewel #diamond #tiara #royal #tiaratuesday #susannahlovis #hautejoaillerie #queenmother #queen #crown #tiara #royalhistory #royalfamily #jewelry #London #queen #royals #Britishroyal #love #beauty #style #antique #antiquejewellery #history #king #hautejoallerie #design #jewelrydesigner #redesign
Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) Queen Victoria’s Fourth daughter. Being a talented artist and a sculptor, she was a strong advocate for the art and higher education and of the feminist cause. . . . . . #britishroyals #britishroyalty #britishroyalfamily #royalty #monarchy #britishmonarchy #royalhistory #instaroyals #queenvictoria #crown #buckinghampalace
♡King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn♡⁣⁣ •Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, 2016•⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
Looking up at the chandelier in the Drawing Room at Osborne House #victoriashouse #glasschandelier #royalhistory
The Nursery suite at Osborne House where the Royal children sat #royalhistory #osbornehouse #namesonchairs #isleofwight
Reading an interesting piece of historic fiction around this notorious mistress of Charles II, king of England. Her name was Nell Gwynn. Fascinating story. #nellgwynn #royalhistory #charlesii #restoration #art by #sirpeterlely #royalmistress #englishhistory #notorious #british
From Helen Rappaport’s Four Sisters: “Every morning Olga and Tatiana were tasked with changing the dressings of three or four patients each (though this increased as the war went on and the numbers of wounded went up) as well as undertaking the many menial tasks required of them – rolling bandages, preparing swabs, boiling the silk thread for stitching, and machining bed linen. At one o'clock they would return home for lunch and in the afternoon if the weather was fine they would sometimes go out for a brief walk, a bike ride, or a drive with their mother, but most often they returned to the hospital to spend time with the wounded, chatting, playing board games or pin-pong with them and in the summer months croquet in the garden with those who could walk. Often they simply sat knitting or sewing items for refugees and war orphans while the soldiers chatted to them; sometimes they went off and sneaked a cigarette in their rest room. Always, inevitably, the cameras would be taken out at every opportunity and photographs taken of themselves with their wounded officers and friends. Some of these were later reproduced as postcards sold to raise funds for war relief. Other photographs the girls carefully pasted into albums and shared with the wounded later. . . . In the evenings some of the men gathered round the piano in the common room and sang – which Olga and Tatiana particularly enjoyed – but the best days were festivals or holidays, when they would be joined by Maria and Anastasia, and sometime even Alexey. On evenings when they went back home earlier the girls would often end up telephoning the hospital for one last chat with their favorites.” #romanov #helenrappaport #romanovs100 #imperialrussia #history #old #tzar #nicholas2 #otma #naotmaa #grandduchess #alexandrafeodorovna #olganikolaevna #tatiananikolaevna #royal #royalfamily #royalhistory #russianhistory
Loved this mischievous portrait of an early royal animal lover so much that I put it #ontheblogtoday , along with a bit more about the subject herself. Her house had kangaroos, monkeys and other exotic animals roaming the grounds in the 1800s and she refused to entertain her guests but was well-loved nonetheless. No wonder she featured in Georgette Heyer’s novels #regencybuck #regency #art @portrait #neoclassicalportrait #1810s #royalhistory #georgetteheyer #hanoverians #linkinprofile #theuniversalcabinet
More #normalzeit with the #deathculture Habsburg tombs (swipe for more beautiful/terrifying tomb detail). Really recommend #kaisergruftvienna (it was also a welcome respite for the sun), will probs put more on stories. #austria #wien #vienna #habsburg #tombs #funerary #graves #death #instaweird #latergram #instatravel #instawien #royals #royalhistory #skull #sarcophagus #darktourism #capuchin #crypt #imperialcrypt #imperialvienna
My sister loved these books, she read each one in a day #mglit #historicalfiction #royalhistory age 9+
A slew of intimate insights & anecdotes about the royal family is coming to light. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For new documentary ‘The Story of the Royals’, people who’ve spent time up close with the Windsors got candid about their experiences. Get a taste with these juicy quotes & photos, then watch the documentary on ABC, Aug 22-23.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👑Patrick Jephson (Princess Diana’s Press Secretary)👑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the profound effect Diana had on him: He found her “intimidating as a princess & statuesque figure, yet fabulously warm, approachable, funny & quick. [She] … seemed to bathe you in a kind of golden light. There was a freedom about her that was both uplifting & inspiring & … made you want to go out & slay dragons for her.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀👑Lady Jane Rayne Lacey (Maid of Honor at the Queen’s Coronation)👑⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On her impressions of Queen Elizabeth II on coronation day: “[She] was extraordinary. So calm, so serene. When I arrived, 4 girls were hooking this train onto her shoulders. She turned round with a beaming smile & said, ‘Ready, girls?’ It wasn’t until we got in the Abbey that I realized the enormity of it. How huge it was, how beautiful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the palace, we had a wonderful tea. The Queen said she couldn’t have asked for 6 better girls [for] the job.”⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👑David Wiseman (Invictus Games Capt.)👑 Himself an injured vet, Wiseman has been working with Prince Harry to make the Invictus Games a reality since 2012. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Harry’s special bond with service men & women: “[He] really becomes himself around vets. He can speak openly. I mean, he [has] a cheeky side. He likes a joke, he likes his banter. There are few situations he can let that shine & one of those is [with] the lads. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He had a vision for the Invictus Games & when he’s got a vision … he drives people toward [it]. For a year & a half we ate, breathed & slept Invictus Games.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Consider this a post sneak preview to the satisfying main event. There’s so much good stuff on the way!👑❤️
Queen Victoria chose a dark lavender purple dress for the marriage of her eldest daughter in 1858, thus setting the stage for a fashion for frocks in all shades of the colour. . Queen Victoria at the marriage of her eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal, 25 January 1858, John Phillip . . . . . . #anilinedyes #royalwedding #wedding #plaid #tartan #victorianhistory #purple #victorianfashion #victorianstyle #victorianhistory #queenvictoria #royalhistory #1850s #1850sstyle #1850sfashion #fashionhistory #historicalfashion #historicaldress #costumehistory #costumehistorian #victorian #victoriandress #victoriancostume #1850sdress #history #fashionhistoryblogger #royalfashion #lavender #historyblogger #thedreamstress
Chateau de CHENONCEAU from above. One of the most famous Chateau’s in the Loire Valley due to its beauty and dramatic history. The chateau has been destroyed and rebuilt, torched, rebuilt again , seized by the French Crown and later on it was a gift to a Kings Mistress only to be seized again by said Kings Widow, the infamous Catherine de Medici. Catherine held the first ever fireworks display in France here in 1560 during the celebrations marking the ascension to the throne of her son Francis II. #RoyalHistory #HistoricalPalaces _ _ _ _ _ _ _ #ChateauDeChenonceau #Chenonceau #LoireValley #Loire #France #FrenchCrown #FrenchMonarchy #VivaLaFrance #Palaces #Chateau #Castillos #PalaciosHistoricos #Palacios #Realeza #RealezaFrancesa #Catherine #QueenCatherine #CarherineDeMedici #WarriorQueens #GreatQueens #FamousQueens #QueenOfFrance #FrancePics #FromAbove #RoyalStyleWatch #RoyalStyleBook #RSTravel #VisitFrance
Интересный факт, что официальным титулом главы страны является не "Король Бельгии", а "Король бельгийцев"☝🏻 Тем самым подчеркивается связь монархии и народа 👑🤝👨🏽‍🌾👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏼‍🚒👩🏼‍🍳 🔸 Королевство Бельгия - самое молодое в Европе. Годом рождения бельгийской монархии считается 1830 год. Тогда, в результате революции, Бельгия отделилась от Нидерландов и стала независимым государством. ▫️ Бельгийцы в 1831 году сознательно не выбрали первым королем своего соотечественника, а предпочли иностранца. Новый монарх должен был стать компромиссной фигурой, призванной сглаживать противоречия образовавшегося государства, а не представлять интересы одной этнической группы или политической силы. Граждане хотели видеть на троне «короля бельгийцев», а не авторитарную фигуру «короля Бельгии». И выбор пал на кандидата из маленького немецкого герцогства – Леопольда Саксен-Кобург-Гототского, известного как Леопольд I. При нем активно развивалась экономика и процветала культура страны. Любили Леопольда, в общем 🤴🏻💕 и по сей день глубоко почитают. • • • #историяодногокороля #история #культура #бельгия #брюссель #европа #путешесвуй #экскурсвисторию #history #historylovers #historyfacts #royalhistory #royalpalace #culture #culturegram #travelgram #travelguide #travelholic #travel #interior #details #goldness #throneroom
A lovely example of the 1860s fashion for all shades of lilac, lavender, purple and mauve. The fashion was partly due to the development of the new aniline dyes, like Perkin's mauve, but purple was the shade due jour even before 'Mauvine' was discovered, as it was one of fashion trendsetter Empress Eugenie's favourite colours, and Queen Victoria chose a dress in a shade very close to this one for her eldest daughter's wedding in 1858. ⠀ .⠀ Day Dress- 1865, French, silk taffeta, boned bodice closed front with seven buttons, embellished with ruffles on the shoulders, the wrists and the hem of the skirt. Collections.Paris.Fr⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #anilinedyes #mauve #mauveine #purple#victorianfashion #victorianstyle #victorianhistory #queenvictoria #royalhistory #1860s #1860sstyle #1860sfashion #fashionhistory #historicalfashion #historicaldress #costumehistory #costumehistorian #victorian #victoriandress #victoriancostume #1860sdress #history #fashionhistoryblogger #royalfashion #lavender #historyblogger #thedreamstress
“Après nous le déluge” ⁣ ~Madame De Pompadour~ ⁣ ⁣ Après nous le déluge, means, After me the flood. Apparently, Madame De Pompadour is said to have said this to comfort King Louis XV after France suffered a defeat at the hands of the Prussians in the Battle of Rossbach in 1757. The actual quote she supposedly said was, “au reste, après nous, le Déluge,” which translates to, “besides, after us the flood.” An alternative form, attributed to Louis himself, is "Après moi, le déluge" ("After me, the flood"). Quite a few people have used this quote after them throughout history, but I always find it interesting that it’s credited to one of my favorite ladies in history. Madame De Pompadour is very interesting, so before I post a mini bio about her, here are so fun facts: •Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, aka Madame De Pompadour, was born on 29 December 1721 in Paris. She was a member of the French court and was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to 1751. •During her time at court, she created a sphere of influence that included the decorative arts, architecture, fashion, entertainment and politics. Pompadour developed a distinctive French style during this period, which was considered the height of refined taste, and still lingers today as a defining aspect of French culture. •Pompadour became a patron to men of science and letters, encouraging the king to hire Voltaire as the court historiographer, and championing the first French encyclopedia. Her personal library held more than 3,500 volumes. •She was involved in everything from designing the Place de la Concorde in Paris, to court affairs and foreign policy. •Around 1730, when she was around 9 years old, her mother took her to a fortuneteller, Madame de Lebon, who predicted that the girl would one day reign over the heart of a King. Henceforth she became known as “Reinette”, meaning "little queen", and was groomed to become the mistress of Louis XV. •She was extremely well educated. Much like Anne Boleyn, she was taught to be well educated and hold a conversation, which is one of the things that attracted Louis to her. Continued in comments⬇️
This weekend was all about sisters: I had two sets of sisters modelling for me in a talk yesterday, and the talk was organised by my lovely Mother-in-Law, with help from her sister. So here is a painting celebrating the bond between sisters: and the different interests and tastes that make them unique. . Grand-Duchesses Olga and Alexandra, Daughters of Nicholas I by Christina Robertson, 1840, Hermitage. . . . #grandduchesses #victorianfashion #victorianstyle #victorianhistory #victorian #1840s #1840sstyle #1840sfashion #fashionhistory #historicanfashion #costumehistory #costumehistorian #victoriandress #victoriancostume #1840sdress #royals #royalhistory #russia #russianhistory #russianroyals #femaleartists #history #fashionhistoryblogger #nzfashionblogger #historyblogger #thedreamstress #hermitage #girlsinwhitedresses
And the Spain trip continues! #Bullfighting #RoyalHistory #MyFeetAreDead
FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS ANTHONY Que la vida nos permita pasar muchos mas juntos y en armonia . Mucha salud y bendiciones para ti y tu familia. Ya eres mas grande que nosotros 😂😂😶😶 @nino_227 #happybirthday #myboy #herbalifenutrition #herbalife #lifestyle #mylife #lifestyle #bestfriends #ever #forever #vacations #2018 #funtimes #happysoul #befree #behappy #me #mygirl #royalhistory #mygirl #beachmodel #fitness #love #peace #dreams #model #lifestyle #eyes #smile #caracter #
Como en mis muñequitos favoritos de mi infancia Que pescado mas flaquitoooo!!!😂😂😕😕 Aqui mi transformacion.....tu sabes de los muñes que te hablo??😄😄 #herbalifenutrition #herbalife #lifestyle #mylife #lifestyle #bestfriends #ever #forever #vacations #2018 #funtimes #happysoul #befree #behappy #me #mygirl #royalhistory #mygirl #beachmodel #fitness #love #peace #dreams #model #lifestyle #eyes #smile #caracter #lady #lovewins #loveislove #body
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