Thanks to the research by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, the dastardly Hope Diamond is being given a run for its money by none other than the Koh-i-Noor, currently in possession of the British Royal Family. The Koh-i-Noor is the sparkling egg-sized diamond set in the crown of the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Legend has it that the… Read More
People often wonder about the symbolism in the royal coat of arms. Wonder no more! Inspired by a lovely brass trivet I received, I explain the significance of the animals as well as the mottoes and the heraldic shield. What have we here? ? A new piece for the collection? Well certainly! #honisoitquimalypense A post shared by Mandy’s Royalty ?… Read More
One of the stops in London was the hearty St. James’s Palace. The unique brick palace, with its octagonal towers and star-embellished clock, was originally the site of a hospital for female lepers. The name of the palace is derived from the hospital, named for St. James the Less, Bishop of Jerusalem. The site was brought into the royal orbit… Read More
Now at Mandy’s Royalty on YouTube! Two related words of the day: duchy and principality. What are they? Who is in charge? Watch now!
Many of you may have picked up on the fact that I’m a huge fan of the US-UK Special Relationship. So it goes without saying that whenever our countries can meet, especially on a major stage like a State Visit, I’m thrilled. Many of you are not Trump fans. Many of you are. No matter what your affiliation, please remember… Read More