• Sovereign Splendor: Royal art and style

    Everyone loves royal fashions, and I am no exception. From the Duchess of Cambridge to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, royal style has captivated me. This is the drawing version of my old Haute Royale from my more frequent YouTube days!

    My artwork, which will be sold later in the year, is under the name Sovereign Splendor, a part of the Mandy’s Royalty family. I love drawing so I decided to incorporate royalty into my art. Check me out at my Instagram account today and tell me which royal you’d like to see next!

  • Happy Anniversary!

    Wedding dress of Elizabeth II

    Wedding dress of Elizabeth II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    A very happy wedding anniversary to Her Majesty and to the Duke of Edinburgh.

    At left, Princess Elizabeth, the future queen, donned a fringe tiara and a string of pearls to accent her beautiful gown. Designed by the princess’s favorite couturier, Sir Norman Hartnell, it was paired with her coronation dress in a special display to mark her 90th birthday this year. Her Majesty’s coronation gown was also designed by Hartnell.

    Source: Telegraph

  • Incredible Diamonds: The Basics

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    The Centenary Diamond. Photo courtesy of 1stdibs.com

    Ever wonder about the history and myth behind some of the world’s most famous diamonds? Wonder no more. Check out this great article from 1stdibs.com for a primer on some of these famous gems from around the world.

    Included are royal diamonds as well as diamonds that are simply fabulous in their color or size. This grand list includes the Russian Orlov Diamond, the Koh-i-Noor, and the Tiffany Yellow Diamond. [Read it!]

     

    This article appears in full on 1stdibs.com, written by Bella Neyman.

  • New Royal Art on Instagram

    I’ve been working on new art, and if you’d like to buy it, let me know. I also have an Etsy shop for royal pieces called Sovereign Splendor – the art you request and that is most popular among users will be drawn and placed for sale.

    What do you think? Leave a comment below! I’d love to know how I’m doing. Visit the Instagram account, Sovereign_Splendor

    Diana in South Korea

    Diana in South Korea, wearing Catherine Walker

     

    Queen Rania of Jordan

    Queen Rania in the UK. Dressed in Krikor Jabotian.

  • Farewell, Fabiola: Belgium Mourns

    queen fabiolaQueen Fabiola of Belgium (June 11, 1928 – December 5, 2014) has passed away at the age of 86.The former queen died at her home at Stuyvenberg Castle on Friday after a final struggle with her health. We can rest assured that she is reunited now with her husband Baudoin, who adored her. The late king predeceased her by 21 years.

    Fabiola, born into an aristocratic Spanish family, was the last of her siblings to marry. She was provided a magnificent education and trained as a nurse in Spanish military hospitals. Suffice it to say, she was not itching to marry right away and was focused on nursing, but a nun whom she met had other ideas.

    She was deemed excellent wife material by the nun, Sister Veronica, whose express purpose was to find Baudoin a consort. Sister Veronica had been dispatched by the bishop of Malenes, who was distressed at the King’s lack of success at finding a suitable wife. He thought the King lonely, and thus Sister Veronica was sent on her mission.

    Fabiola was everything they were looking for: Sister Veronica trumpeted her virtues and declared Fabiola “well-built, good-looking and striking, bubbling with life, intelligence and energy”. Baudoin’s lonely days were over.

    The couple married in 1960. They were unable to have children of their own, but doted on their nieces and nephews.

     

    Visite Reine Fabiola

    Image via Wikipedia

    Certainly, her family won’t be the same without Queen Fabiola. She appeared to be a fountain of strength, and a bit feisty. I remember a few years ago when she received a death threat from an anonymous source. The assassin claimed he would kill her using a crossbow during the balcony appearance for National Day in 2009.

    On the day, the royals appeared on the balcony as usual. Suddenly, Queen Fabiola brandished a bright green apple and waved it around. It was a clear message to the bully: “Come and get me, William Tell.” What a gal.

    Rest in peace, Fabiola.

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    Trivia: Which race win still eludes Her Majesty? She has won many, but there’s just one more just outside her grasp. The answer at the end of the show.

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