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Wessex to Edinburgh: Dukedoms, designers and definitely bling - royal style and beauty

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Maireas · 11/03/2023 11:51

Join the gang!
Waves to long term friends, happy to see newbies!

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Maireas · 11/03/2023 11:54

Morning everyone!
All comments, wisdom, opinions and wit continue to be welcome 😁

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Maireas · 11/03/2023 11:58

royalwatcherblog.com/2023/03/11/jewels-of-princess-armand-darenberg-on-auction-at-sothebys-in-paris/
Oh, hello.
This looks like a good auction.
Loving the look of some of this bling.
Newbies - some options here!

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Maireas · 11/03/2023 12:01

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11847441/Watch-new-Duke-Edinburgh-introduces-Sophie-duchess-time.html?ito=native_share_article-top
This is such a lovely moment.
Edward touched by being able to introduce his wife as the Duchess. This obviously means a lot to them, as a link to his late father.

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Habibtihayatiii · 11/03/2023 12:06

Thanks for the new thread @Maireas, fab title! It's nice to be back on these threads briefly but as they're just about the only thing I read on MN these days I'm hoping I'll be able to catch up with some RSAB folk over on the alternative site I know a few people are heading off to and keep the bling alive there. But I wanted to say thanks to all the lovely contributors over the years particularly Maireas for keeping the line of succession going when our original QueenoftheAndals departed before I leave, Wishing you all much love, bling and splendour!

Maireas · 11/03/2023 12:08

That's so sweet, @Habibtihayatiii
Keep lurking here!
Always welcome πŸ™‚

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pussycatinfluffyslippers · 11/03/2023 12:35

Thanks for the new thread @Maireas
There's a lovely diamond and ruby watch in that auction...😻

pussycatinfluffyslippers · 11/03/2023 12:43

I thought you might like to see this link to Kensington Palace "The Jewel Room"
Stonking emeralds. 😻

pussycatinfluffyslippers · 11/03/2023 12:50

There's some replicas of our tiaras on this website. I quite fancy the copy of Kates wedding earrings.

KillingMeDeftly · 11/03/2023 12:52

Let's hope the new title means Edward will also get a new tailor and no longer be the Duke of Double-breasted Suits!

eggandonion · 11/03/2023 12:53

Maybe Edward will have a new suit for the coronation.

KillingMeDeftly · 11/03/2023 12:56

I went on a Buckingham Palace tour last year, exactly a fortnight before QEII died actually, so I'll probably go again this summer as the tickets are valid for a year. I should imagine there'll be some sort of coronation exhibition and all Camilla's bling will be on display.

Maireas · 11/03/2023 12:57

I hear you both re: Edward.
He's actually wearing some of Prince Philip's suits.

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Maireas · 11/03/2023 12:57

That should be really interesting, @KillingMeDeftly - report back.

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Maireas · 11/03/2023 12:58

That's a great site, @pussycatinfluffyslippers !

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frugalkitty · 11/03/2023 13:03

Thank you for the new thread Maireas, I'm waving back carefully as I'm clutching the Spencer tiara to my bosom to stop it being worn on coronation day by anyone else!

frugalkitty · 11/03/2023 13:04

@KillingMeDeftly do let us know what's on at the palace when you go. I think I've said before that I went for Kate's wedding display and the following year was all diamonds for the Queen's jubilee.

Maireas · 11/03/2023 13:05

Good thinking, @frugalkitty !
I hope you're feeling ok this morning.
Just look forward to HH arriving for the Coronation...will he take a wrong turn from your airing cupboard?!

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KillingMeDeftly · 11/03/2023 13:22

That reminds me, do we know what foreign royalty will be attending? I think reigning monarchs don't usually, so we'll prob get Fred and bday girl, HH and MM and CPV and Daniel but no Felipe and Letizia or Max and Wax. Maybe ex-Queens Sofia or Beatrix instead? I'm not sure Leonor or Amalia are ready to represent their parents just yet but Elisabeth of Belgium is a possibility. She's a bit older and lives in the UK anyway.

Maireas · 11/03/2023 13:25

Why not Felipe and Leti or Max and Wax? πŸ˜•

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TangledUpInTiaras · 11/03/2023 13:34

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Ah @Maireas He's actually wearing some of Prince Philip's suits.

That’s very touching actually. I do like the sense of history, heritage and continuity which comes with being royal/of the aristocracy.

Eaumyword · 11/03/2023 13:38

Checking in, TY for the new fred @Maireas x

KillingMeDeftly · 11/03/2023 13:43

Maireas · 11/03/2023 13:25

Why not Felipe and Leti or Max and Wax? πŸ˜•

Apparently reigning monarchs don't attend coronations for other monarchs? Or at least that's what I've read πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

KillingMeDeftly · 11/03/2023 13:44

TangledUpInTiaras · 11/03/2023 13:34

<incognito mode>

Ah @Maireas He's actually wearing some of Prince Philip's suits.

That’s very touching actually. I do like the sense of history, heritage and continuity which comes with being royal/of the aristocracy.

It helps that Edward is lean like his father. Andrew wouldn't be able to wear his suits, even if he wasn't disgraced!

Maireas · 11/03/2023 13:48

@KillingMeDeftly - oh, is that right?
I never knew that. I wonder why?
We really need to have Max at the Coronation, so I may start a petition!

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