Fashion exhibitions: the wedding dress of Queen Letizia

In the Palace of Aranjuez on the outskirts of Madrid, there is a small exhibition tucked away in a corner of the ground floor. Without a small sign, it’s easy to miss as you exit the tour, unless you spy the security guard at the entrance. Passing through the dimly light cabinet which displays the […]

The Queen’s Brazilian aquamarine tiara & parure

The Queen chose aquamarines for the Spanish State Banquet yesterday; here’s more about the jewels’ history. The aquamarines came from Brazil; in 1953, The President and Brazilian people gave Her Majesty a gift for her coronation, in the form of an aquamarine and diamond necklace with matching earrings. Blue stones were sought over a year to […]

Spanish State Banquet for Duchess Kate

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The Duchess of Cambridge brought out the jewels last night at the Spanish State Banquet, wearing the Lovers Knot tiara and a diamond and ruby necklace on loan from The Queen. She wore a pink lace dress by Marchesa, featuring the on-trend ruffled half-sleeves, a deep v-neck on the front and back, and a real […]