Thank you all so much for your patience as I experimented with different layouts and content styles (and whether or not I even needed the blog)! Truth be told, I’ve whittled down my royal niche. To be more successful, I need to be more specific in my research and thus my idea to become “Mandy on Monarchy” was born. At… Read More
Our dear Beatrice of York has married the love of her life, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, known casually as Edo. Beatrice and Edo announced their engagement in September 2019, and the wedding was scheduled for May 2020 at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. But like most people planning to marry in 2020, the COVID-19 virus upended all plans. Everything was… Read More
Princess Rym al-Ali is the Algerian wife of Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan, whom she married on September 7, 2004. Her father is the former Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs and a senior UN official. Princess Rym was raised in Great Britain and Algeria, and was educated in France and the United States. (Wikipedia)…..#algeria #jordanian #hashemite
For the first time, the Queen sits alone as she opens Parliament and sets out the government’s agenda. HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away in April.
The Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is surreal to me. He has been with us forever and a day, much like his late mother-in-law, the Queen Mother, who died aged 101. I will be writing further. Stay tuned.
You’ve got to hand it to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: their Oprah interview was well-crafted and brilliantly acted from start to finish. Their choice of words were campaign trail slick. Spoiler alert: it didn’t help their case at all. Harry and Meghan were going for the sympathy angle, but it backfired. Everyone’s fed up with cries of victimization… Read More
It’s a new year (thank goodness!) and what better way to kick things off than with a nice, sparkly post? I’ve been on a Russian tiara kick lately, so we’ll begin with a brief background on the Russian kokoshnik style of tiara. The most famous tiara in this style among the British royals is Her Majesty’s aptly-named Kokoshnik Tiara. It… Read More
A very Merry Christmas to you all. Below is a video I wanted to share about the Romanov dynasty’s Christmas traditions, presented by Nicholas Nicholson via the Museum of Russian Icons. In the coming weeks there will be more Russian-related royal posts, so stay tuned! ;)
I can’t even begin to tell you how delighted I am that Delphine Boël – now Princess Delphine – has been recognized by BOTH of Belgium’s kings. First, the former King Albert, who (finally) acknowledged her as his daughter. Then his son, the current King Phillippe, met with his sister to mend bridges. King Albert had to be dragged into… Read More
This handsome lad has turned 15. Why do they grow up so fast??