Queen Alexandra’s Crown was made in 1902 for the coronation of King Edward VII. The last crowns worn by Queen Consorts were considered old and outdated. The crown was designed to have eight arches. On the bottom of four arches are crosses and the other four, fluer-de-lis. The main focus of the crown was the stone set in the middle of its center cross, the Koh-I-Nor. The Koh-i-Nor is a 105 carat diamond with a rich and violent history. It was designed to be worn both in the crown and as a brooch. Purple velvet and ermine were also used in the crown. After Queen Alexandra’s death, it was decided that the new Queen Mary would also have a new crown for her coronation, so Queen Alexandra’s Crown was never used again. The Koh-i-Nor was transferred to the new crown, and later the diamonds in Queen Alexandra’s Crown were removed to be used in new jewels, and replaced with paste.
🇬🇧👑🇬🇧 Happy #saturday! I thought I’d share with you video I took of William and Kate’s visit to Kelowna BC when they visited Canada. I’m really sorry that in my excitement I cut off their heads but you can hear me and everyone around me whispering ‘OMGosh they’re there! They’re right there!’ This was one of the best days! We were surrounded by the funnest people and had the best time talking about everything royal! It was so much fun to be surrounded by people who love the Royals as much as I did. And then to be so close to William and Kate was amazing! We had arrived just after 6 AM and one of the first people there. The sun wasn’t even up yet. A mother-daughter duo had got there before us and had scoped out what they thought would be the best spot so we joined them. You would think having to wait over six hours would get tiring but it was anything but that. We had so much fun that day! Have you ever stood in line to see any of the royal family? #bestdayever Photo credit: RoyalTeaWithJam 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 #royals#britishroyal#monarchy#royalfashion#styleicon#royalcouple#instaroyals#cambridge#queen#waiting#royalfamily#kelowna #britishroyalfamily#hrh#duchesskate#duchessofcambridge#green#williamandkate#kate#saturday
The Burmese Ruby Tiara, most of the tiaras owned by Queen Elizabeth were inherited, & she’s largely left them alone (as opposed to her grandmother Queen Mary, who liked to redesign her gems on a regular basis). Today’s tiara is a unique look at what she does with gems when the design is not predetermined. Aside from the Oriental Circlet, the Burmese Ruby is the only major ruby tiara worn by the current queen. The reason that the Queen needed a new ruby tiara is a little unusual. When she succeeded to the throne in 1953, she should have taken possession of all of the jewels designated as "heirlooms of the crown" by previous monarchs & their spouses. This collection includes the Oriental Circlet, which was made for Queen Victoria & then reset with rubies by Queen Alexandra. But the circlet was one of the favorite tiaras of Elizabeth's mother. The new Queen Mother was a young widow in her 50s, & she had decades of royal duties ahead of her. Rather than taking the circlet from her mother, the Queen decided to let her keep the piece (& a few other crown heirlooms) & use other jewels instead. Most of these pieces stayed with the Queen Mother for the rest of her life, so Elizabeth didn't inherit (or begin wearing) them until 2002. She has so far only worn the circlet once. The new ruby tiara was made by Garrard in 1973. The rubies used in the making of the new piece were also a wedding gift; Elizabeth received them from the people of Burma. The gift included precisely 96 rubies, all of which are now set in the tiara. The rubies & diamonds were set in a series of rose motifs, & if you know your English history, you’ll recognize a heraldic rose that combines white and red petals as the Tudor rose. #britain#queen#queenelizabeth#monarch#monarchy#royal#royalfamily#britishroyals#london#british#buckinghampalace#windsorcastle#windsor#londonbridge#princeharry#princewilliam#katemiddleton#royalty#crown#constitution#princegeorge#riverthames#kingdom
Sultan Hasanuddin was born in Makassar, Gowa Kingdom (on what is now part of South Sulawesi) under the name I Mallombasi Daeng Mattawang Muhammad Baqir Karaengta Bonto Mangape Sultan Hasanuddin, as the name of the giving of Qadi Islam Sultanate of Gowa namely Sayyid Syaikh Jalaludin bin Muhammad (Ahmad) Bafaqih Al-Aidid, a mursyid of Baharunnur Baalwy in South Sulawesi as well as teacher tarekat of Sheikh Yusuf and Sultan Hasanuddin. He was the second prince of the 15th King of Gowa, Sultan Malikussaid who died on November 15, 1653. Upon ascension to the throne, Hasanuddin changed his name to Sultan Muhammad Hasanuddin Sultan Hasanuddin Tuminanga ri Balla'pangkana. (source Wikipedia) #sultan#hasanuddin#bugis#goa#kingdom#southcelebes#indonesian#history#eastern#hero#king#makassar#monarchy#moment#reading#library#portofolio#painting#manual#art#fineart#study#like4like#follow4follow#likeforlike#followforfollow
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