Queen Sophie of Greece, née Princess of Prussia, sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married to King Constantin I of Greece, Prince of Schleswig Holstein. She was the grandmother of the current Queen Sophie of Spain, who through her mother Queen Fredericka of Greece, born Princess of Hannover is a granddaughter of Victoria Louise of Prussia, daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and King of Prussia. Queen Sophie, Sophia Diamonds, Royals Tiaras, Diamonds Tiaras, Queen Sophia, Tiaras Crowns Jewels, Royals Crowns Jewels Germany, Royals Jewels, Royals Families
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
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“On the 11th of February, 1840, at the royal chapel of St. James, in London.. The queen's dress was a rich white satin, trimmed with orange blossoms, and upon her head she wore a wreath of the same beautiful flowers. Over her head, but not so as to conceal her face, a veil of honiton lace was thrown. . Prince Albert was dressed in the uniform of a British field-marshal, and was decorated with the collar and star of the Order of the Garter.
Though examples of brides wearing white can be traced back as early as 1406, the 1840 marriage of England’s Queen Victoria to her cousin Prince Albert is considered the seminal white-wearing occasion. Dripping with orange blossoms, her stunning white dress inspired thousands of common folk to follow suit. Almost a decade after the wedding, Godey’s Lady’s Book, one of the first women’s magazines in America, declared that white was the most fitting hue for a bride.
Royal weddings in history - Telegraph. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert married in 1840. They were photographed together in 1854 in a re-enactment of their marriage ceremony.
Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration at Buckingham Palace... As part of the year’s celebrations, this summer the Queen has chosen to share her diamond jewels with the world in an exhibition in the Ball Supper Room at Buckingham Palace called ‘Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration,’ organized by the Royal Collection Trust.
Queen Elizabeth II, hand coloured by Dorothy Wilding
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To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, London’s National Portrait Gallery is now showing 60 images of the Queen in a landmark exhibition that chronicles 60 years of Elizabeth II’s reign from Sir Winston Churchill to the present day.
Queen Elizabeth II, by Dorothy Wilding, 1952, © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler/ National Portrait Gallery, London Happy 60 years, Your Majesty! God Save the Queen!!
Was gutted to miss the Diamond Jubilee events in London. Love the royal family.
King George VI (1936-1952). House of Windsor. Father of Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret. Reign: 15 years, 1 month, 25 days. Successor: daughter, Elizabeth II. Married to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Mum)
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King George VI as Duke of York by Meredith Frampton
King George VI 1895-1952 Ruled 1936-1952 Ruled during WWII King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stayed at what they and their subjects saw as their posts all through the Blitz, and showed love and care for their people in gestures that stilled the meanest critics. They narrowly escaped death when bombs exploded beside Buckingham Palace. Their daughters served in uniform, and the identification of the Royal Family with the national will was complete.
Queen Victoria (1837-1901). House of Hanover. Great-great-grandmother to Elizabeth II. Reign: 63 years, 7 months, 2 days. Succeeded by son, Edward VII. Excellent movie released in 2009, "The Young Victoria" with Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria. Longest reign of any British Monarch
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Queen Victoria (1837-1901). House of Hanover. Great-great-grandmother to Elizabeth II. Reign: 63 years, 7 months, 2 days. Succeeded by son, Edward VII. . Longest reign of any British Monarch
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King George III (1760-1820). House of Hanover. 3rd great-grandfather to Elizabeth II. Reign: 59 yrs, 3 mos, 2 days. Successor: son, George IV. He died at age 81. Movie called "The Madness of King George III released in 1994 starring Nigel Hawthorne as King George and Helen Mirren as Queen Charlotte.
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King George III 1760 - 1820 Grandson of George II Age 22-81 Ascended to the throne: October 25, 1760 aged 22 years Crowned: September 22, 1761 at Westminster Abbey Born: 4 June 1738 at Norfolk House, St. James Square, London Parents: Frederick Prince of Wales, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha Married: Charlotte, daughter of Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz Children: Ten sons including George IV and William IV, and six daughters Died: 29 January 1820 at Windsor Castle, aged 81 years
King George III (Mad King George), after an official search for a suitable wife, he married Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz whom he first met on his wedding day. The couple enjoyed a happy marriage and he never took a mistress. They had 16 children including George and William, they were married for 57 years. George III died at Windsor Castle on 29 January 1820, after a reign of almost 60 years - the third longest in British history, and was succeeded by his son George IV.
King Edward VIII (1936). House of Windsor. Uncle of Elizabeth II. Reign: 10 months, 21 days. Abdicated Dec 11, 1936. Successor: brother, George VI.
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King Edward VIII Eldest son of King George V he was a popular Prince of Wales seen as a handsome young modernising influence on royal institutions. He served in the Army during World War I but was forbidden to go to the front line. He was known as David to his family, but his relationship with his parents deteriorated as he became a celebrity playboy who failed to settle down and had several affairs with married women. He became King Edward VIII in January 1936 on the death of his father George V. In November 1936 a constitutional crisis arose when Edward wished to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson; it was felt that, as a she had already divorced her first husband and at the time Edward and Wallis had met she was still married to her second husband, she was pursuing the King because of his wealth and position and would be unacceptable as queen. On 11 December Edward abdicated and left for France, where the couple were married in 1937. He was succeeded by his brother Albert as George VI.
King Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936. He was the eldest son of King George V. Called David by his family, he wished to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson, & on 11 December Edward abdicated and George VI succeeded.
King George V (1910-1936). House of Windsor. Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II. Reign of 25 yrs, 8 mos, 15 days. Successor, Edward VIII.
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Name: King George V Full Name: George Frederick Ernest Albert Born: June 3, 1865, London Parents: Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark Relation to Elizabeth II: grandfather his cousin Princess Alix who was Tsarina Alexandra wife of Tsar Nicholas II was murdered. He sent a ship in 1922 to rescue Greek Royal family including 1 year old Prince Philip now husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He changed family name to Windsor. ,
King George V (1910 - 1936) second son of Edward VII. His mother was Alexandra of Denmark. He joined the Royal Navy aged 12 and served until 1892 when he became heir to the throne on the death of his elder brother Albert, Duke of Clarence, who died of pneumonia. In 1893, he married Princess Victoria Mary of Teck .They became Duke and Duchess of York and lived on the Sandringham Estate.The marriage was a success and George unlike his father never took a mistress.
Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Sweden (1905-1935). She married the Crown Prince of Belgium and became Queen of Belgium in 1934. Eighteen months later, at age 30, she died in a car accident.
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Her Majesty Queen Astrid of Belgium, nee Princess Astrid of Sweden (1905-1935). She became Queen of Belgium in 1934. Eighteen months later, at age 30, she died in a car accident.
Princesse Astrid de Suède (1905-1935)
she's so gorgeous!
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Duchess Catherine is another beautiful lady
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Royal Wedding, 2011...The royal couple. Will and Kate. Prince William and Duchess Catherine.
Royal Wedding, 2011... i dont think you would find a picture like this here... the people of england are so proud of their country and their queen...
The crowd being escorted down the Mall for the Royal Wedding on June 5, 2011.
Yes! I've always thought Prince William looks a lot like his great-grandfather, King George VI.
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Prince William looks a lot like his great-grandfather, King George VI. This is who baby Prince George was named after.
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Agreed.. Queen Elizabeth looks more like her dad though.
George the VI (of The King's Speech fame) with Queen Elizabeth
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HRH The Prince Albert, The Duke of York (later King George VI) and HRH Princess Elizabeth of York (later HM The Queen)
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Princess Margaret wore this tiara at her 1960 wedding to Mr. Antony Armstrong-Jones. Called the Poltimore Tiara, it is a Garrard design created in the 1870s for Florence, Lady Poltimore, the wife of the second Baron Poltimore. The tiara can be converted into a necklace and eleven brooches, and was offered with a screwdriver and the brooch fittings required to make the switch. The tiara was purchased in 1959 for 5,500 Pounds. It sold for 1,704,576 at the 2006 auction.
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The Poltimore Tiara, given to Princess Margaret on her wedding day by her sister HM Queen Elizabeth II. For me this is the most beautiful tiara in the Queens collection! Probably (again, for me) the most beautiful tiara in the world.
Pretty much love anything to do with the crown jewels of Great Brittan. Princess Margaret's Poltimore Wedding Tiara
The Poltimore Tiara, given to Princess Margaret on her wedding day by her sister HM Queen Elizabeth II. It wasn’t a royal heirloom and was bought specifically for the Princess just before her wedding for around £5,000. It’s known as the Poltimore tiara as it was made in 1870 by Garrards for Lady Poltimore. Like many other pieces from this period it can also be worn as a necklace and eleven different brooches. Sadly th
That is the iconic Poltimore tiara, made by Garrard's in the 1870's for Florence, Lady Poltimore, wife of the second Baron Poltimore, who had been the Treasurer of Queen Victoria's Household from 1872-74. It was purchased by Queen Elizabeth for about £5,000 for 8 sister, HRH Princess Margaret in 1959, to wear for her wedding in 1960 to Anthony Armstrong-Jones. It was sold in 2006 by her children, following her death in 2002, at auction for approximately $1,700,000 to an unidentified bidder.
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Although not the first royal bride to marry in white, Queen Victoria was responsible for beginning the white wedding dress trend, now tradition, when she married Prince Albert in 1840. Because photography didn’t exist in 1840, or possibly existed but not fully-developed, Queen Victoria commissioned artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter to paint her wedding portrait in 1847, as a gift to her husband. Note the details the artist captured of the Honiton lace in her gown.
Victoria’s wedding attire was not devoid of symbolism though: she wore a wreath of orange blossoms (symbolising purity) and myrtle (symbolising love and domestic happiness), and these became the most common flowers carried and worn in Victorian weddings. A sprig of myrtle from Victoria’s bouquet was planted, and cuttings from the resulting bush have been carried by every royal bride in her family since then.
During the Victorian era brides decorated their bodies and their wedding gowns with orange flowers. This was an old Chinese tradition that signified purity and fertility. Queen Victoria wore an orange blossom wreath under her veil instead of tiara and on her dress for her wedding day, February 10, 1840.
The late photographer Cecil Beaton shot this picture entitled: the Queen in Coronation Robes, in June 1953.
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To celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the V&A is holding an exhibition of portraits of Her Majesty by photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Presenting highlights of the V&A’s collection of Beaton’s royal photography, Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration will depict The Queen in her roles as princess, monarch and mother and include a number of photographs never before seen, as well as excerpts from Beaton’s diaries and letters.
Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family by Sir Cecil Beaton (1904 1980)
Kind of a joke to put it in this category, but really-does anything beat a good set of crown jewels? Didn't think so. Queen Elizabeth II - Cecil Beaton
Britain’s 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth had been crowned in Westminster Abbey earlier that day, June 2, 1953, and now she poses for photographs in Buckingham Palace. She is wearing the Imperial State Crown and the exquisite Coronation gown designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The 21ft ermine-trimmed velvet Purple Robe of Estate flows from her shoulders. She is flanked by her Maids of Honour: six of the country’s most blueblooded young women, all single, beautiful and, like the Queen, wearing gow...
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The Queen's Coronation 1953 | The Royal Collection This year sees the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation. To mark the occasion an exhibition at Buckingham Palace this summer will bring together a spectacular array of dress, uniform and robes worn by the royal party on 2 June 1953. The centrepiece of the display will be Her Majesty's magnificent Coronation Dress and Robe.http://bit.ly/WqsZZu
Britain’s 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth had been crowned in Westminster Abbey earlier that day, June 2, 1953, and now poses for photographs in Buckingham Palace. She is wearing the Imperial State Crown and the exquisite Coronation gown designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The 21ft ermine-trimmed velvet Purple Robe of Estate flows from her shoulders. She is flanked by her Maids of Honour: 6 of the country’s most blueblooded young women, all single, beautiful and, like the Queen, in gowns by Hartnell.
Congratulations to The Queen, The longest serving British Monarch - 63 years & 7 months. The Coronation - Queen Elizabeth II with her Maids of Honour | Cecil Beaton, 2 June 1953. In selecting six Maids of Honour instead of pages to bear her velvet train throughout the Coronation ceremony, the Queen followed the precedent of Queen Victoria.
The young Queen wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara
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HM Queen Elizabeth II. Nizam of Hyderabad tiara. The gift of the Nizam of Hyderabad to the Queen of England as a coronation gift included a diamond tiara and set consisting of necklace made of roses and old-cut diamond, the diadem was used several years ago for a tiara and the other does not exist in this form.
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The Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara. Queen Elizabeth wore this tiara occasionally after she received it as a wedding present until it was dismantled in 1973 to create the Burmese Ruby Tiara, made by Court jeweler Garrard. Still, pieces of the tiara have been seen in the form of brooches worn by the Royal Family.
The Nizam of Hyderabad tiara. Queen Elizabeth received this diamond tiara and matching necklace from the Nizam of Hyderabad as a wedding present. Made by Cartier, the design is appropriately based on English roses.
British Royal Jewels - Ruby and Diamond Necklace Formerly belonged to Queen Mary and was given to Queen Elizabeth II by her parents as a wedding gift
The Queen wearing a tiara given as a wedding present to Princess May of Teck (the future Queen Mary) from the ‘Girls of Great Britain and Ireland’, bought with money raised by a committee in 1893.
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The Queen (Elizabeth II) wearing a tiara given as a wedding present to Princess May of Teck (the future Queen Mary) from the ‘Girls of Great Britain and Ireland’, bought with money raised by a committee in 1893.
Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, United Kingdom (1893; made by Garrards; diamonds). A wedding gift to Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary, Queen consort to King George V).
duchess of fife wearing her tiara
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The Duchess of Fife Tiara; c. 1878. Worn by HRH Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife, Princess Louise of Wales.
GRANDDAUGHTER OF QUEEN VICTORIA and ALBERT. Louise, Princess Royal of the UK and later Duchess of Fife. This photograph was taken in the 1890s. Daughter of Prince Albert Edward of the United Kingdom and Princess Alexandra.
Crown Princess Mary and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
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Princess Mary of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik of Norway attend a Gala Dinner to celebrate Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 40 years on the throne at Christiansborg Palace Chapel on January 15, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary at the celebration of his mother, Queen Margarethe's 40 years on the Danish throne, January 2012.
Silvia and Gustav of Sweden
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Queen Silvia of Sweden and King Carl Gustaf of Sweden attend a Gala Dinner to celebrate Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 40 years on the throne
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Celebrates 40 Years on The Throne - Celebratory Service
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Queen Margarethe II of Denmark, at her 60th birthday celebration.
Pavlos and Marie-Chantal of Greece
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Crown Princess Marie Chantal of Greece
...the lovely magic of photographie shows us...the glamoures royal couple Pavlos and Marie-Chantal of Greece...
Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
BURMESE RUBY TIARA. The Queen received the rubies from the people of Burma as a Coronation gift. She sent the rubies to Garrad’s to create a new tiara in 1973. She selected a design where the rubies were arranged in clusters like the ROSE OF ENGLAND surrounded by diamonds. The Queen wears the crown often with her many ruby necklaces and bracelets. Since the passing of the Queen Mother, she has worn the magnificent ruby necklace, The State Rubies, left to the Crown by Queen Victoria.
The Queen wearing the BURMESE RUBY TIARA together with the magnificent ruby necklace, known as the State Rubies, left to the Crown by Queen Victoria.
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Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Burmese Tiara. In my humble opinion, that s the ugliest british royal tiara ever.
Imperial Majesty Empress Farah of Iran wearing one of her persian turquoise parures.