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
I had the pleasure of speaking with William Kuhn, author of Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and Prince Harry: Boy to Man. The Boston-based author has delighted readers with these novels that capture the “what if” in the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and her grandson, Prince Harry. Kuhn imagines the cunning of escape of Queen Elizabeth II into ordinary… Read More
“Raynham Hall: An English Country House Revealed” gives us a comprehensive look at one of England’s most unique aristocratic homes. Presented to the wider public for the first time, this historic hall is meticulously
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
“What do you think of the Harry and Meghan situation?” That’s a question I get a lot lately, so here goes. There appears to be a lot of ego happening here. Harry and Meghan seem to regard themselves as incredibly important. As members of the royal family, they’d have to be a part of something they have no control over,… 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
Charlotte Casiraghi Marries Her Beau! On Saturday, June 1st, Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco wed film producer Dimitri Rassam. Their civil ceremony took place at the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Charlotte’s civil wedding outfit was designed by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent. It was a short, trendy grey lace brocade dress with three large bows. Dimitri wore a classic navy colored… Read More
What does the word of the day mean? Post-nominal is explained by Mandy here in this new YouTube video.
Mandy unboxes a brand new tiara. Which one is it? Is it real? Watch now on YouTube! (UPDATE: This is the better quality version)
This wedding was simply sumptuous. Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston make a lovely couple, and their mutual love and pride in one another was evident as they descended the steps of St. George’s. Even though the ceremony was not televised live, the arrival and departure of the bride and her groom was a beautiful display. First up, her arrival…. Read More