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Magpie Monday: The Murat Tiara

Auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s are known for auctioning off exquisite and expensive jewelry, much of which comes from royal or noble families. This particular tiara, called the Murat Tiara, was sold in May 2012 via Sotheby’s for $3,864,318 USD.

Chaumet Murat tiara

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ICYMI: March 3-7

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of this week’s posts:

Here’s the new weekly schedule.

Magpie Monday: The Hope Diamond

TMI Tuesday: Royal Women in the Military

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Princess Madeleine

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Princess Charlene

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Princess Letizia

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Queen Mathilde

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Crown Princess Victoria

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Crown Princess Mary

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Duchess of Cambridge

Style Tips from the Duchess of Cambridge, Part 1

Fashion Face-off: Duchess of Cambridge vs. Countess of Wessex

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On this day in royal history:

  • Anne Stuart, who was the sister of Mary II, became Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland on this day in 1702.
  • The Treaty of Roskilde was concluded on this day in 1658, forcing the King of Denmark-Norway Frederick III to give up almost half of his land to Sweden.
  • King Oscar I ascended the throne of Sweden and Norway in 1844.
  • The Arab Kingdom of Syria was established on this day in 1920. It was the first modern Arab state to come into existence, and only lasted four months.

Fashion Face-off: Duchess of Cambridge vs. Countess of Wessex

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1. Kate wore the pink version of this Emilia Wickstead dress to the Diamond Jubilee luncheon and then 10 days later with a Jane Corbett hat to a garden party in 2012.

2. Sophie wore the red version for a visit to the Leeds Children’s Hospital in 2013.

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On this day in royal history, Princess Sophie of Prussia was born in 1978 and Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta was born in 2009.

Photo credits: AP, Getty

Style Tips from the Duchess of Cambridge, Part 1

The Duchess of Cambridge is well known around the world for her sense of style. I’ve gone through the clothes she’s worn since becoming engaged to Prince William, and thought for today’s post we’ll begin a two part series of style tips from the Duchess.

1. Wear what makes you comfortable.

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her love of her nude L.K. Bennett heels. Many in the fashion world are sick of them, but they’re obviously comfortable, and that’s what matters.

The Duchess loves her nude L.K. Bennett heels

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Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Duchess of Cambridge

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On March 1, Kate and husband Prince William attended Louise Aubrey Fletcher’s birthday bash at the Bunga Bunga bar. Very chic for a night partying with friends.

Photo credits: Jesal/Tanna

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Crown Princess Mary

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On February 25, Crown Princess Mary attended the premiere of  “Man siger ikke nej til Asger!”, a documentary about Asger Jorn, a well-known Danish artist, for his 100th birthday.

I love the top and I love the skirt, but I don’t love them together. I do, however, love the new Gianvito Rossi shoes.

 

Photo Credits: Billed Bladet

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Crown Princess Victoria

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New pictures were released for Princess Estelle’s second birthday. You can barely see Victoria, but I had to post it because of the cuteness.

 

Photo credit: kungahuset.se

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Queen Mathilde

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Visiting Medialaan for its 25th anniversary – February 25

I like that gold cuff. That’s all I have to say.

Photo Credit: Media Avenue

Weekly Recap Wednesday – February 23-March 1 – Princess Letizia

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  1. Visiting Telefónica’s stand at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – February 24
  2. Visiting the Arcos knives factory in Albacete – February 25

Business as usual for Letizia. I prefer the purple outfit but it still doesn’t wow me…

Photo credits: semana.es, Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe

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