the first waltz: a historical photoblog


Princess Claire of Belgium, Princess Victoria of Sweden holding Princess Eleonore of Belgium and Princess Mathilde of Belgium during the baptism of Princess Eleonore at the Chapel of Ciergnon Castle on June 14, 2008 in Ciergnon, Belgium.
Sep 19

Princess Claire of Belgium, Princess Victoria of Sweden holding Princess Eleonore of Belgium and Princess Mathilde of Belgium during the baptism of Princess Eleonore at the Chapel of Ciergnon Castle on June 14, 2008 in Ciergnon, Belgium.

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heavyarethecrowns:

Princess Anne spam
Sep 19

heavyarethecrowns:

Princess Anne spam

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Sep 18

The Jeweled Skeletons were originally found in catacombs beneath Rome in 1578, and distributed as replacements under the belief they were Christian martyrs to churches that had lost their saint relics in the Reformation. However, for most, their identities were not known. The receiving churches then spent years covering the revered skeletal strangers with jewels and golden clothing, even filling their eye sockets and sometimes adorning their teeth with finery. Yet when the Enlightenment came around they became a little embarrassing for the sheer amount of money and excess they represented, and many were hidden away or disappeared. Koudounaris tracked down the dead survivors. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

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antiqueroyals:

Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia and her first son Wilhelm
Sep 18

antiqueroyals:

Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia and her first son Wilhelm

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Sep 18

vivelareine:

Marie Antoinette in blue

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hrhawesome:

Empress Alexandra of Russia (1872-1918.)
Sep 18

hrhawesome:

Empress Alexandra of Russia (1872-1918.)

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Empress Alexandra’s parents, Grand Duke Ludwig of Hesse and Princess Alice of England, at the time of their engagement. 1861.
Sep 18

Empress Alexandra’s parents, Grand Duke Ludwig of Hesse and Princess Alice of England, at the time of their engagement. 1861.

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Tsar Alexander III photographed on his visit to England, 1873.
Sep 18

Tsar Alexander III photographed on his visit to England, 1873.

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2014.09.17: The Crown Prince Couple with the Governor-General of Canada and his wife at Rideau Hall
Sep 17

2014.09.17: The Crown Prince Couple with the Governor-General of Canada and his wife at Rideau Hall

(Source: leonorelilianmaria, via princessleonors)

ptk:

Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield (British, 1939 - 2005).
HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh dancing a reel at the Ghillie’s Ball. Balmoral Castle, Scotland: September, 1971.
Sep 17

ptk:

Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield (British, 1939 - 2005).

HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh dancing a reel at the Ghillie’s Ball. Balmoral Castle, Scotland: September, 1971.

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