07 November 2016

Monday Tidbits for November 7: Tiaras and Television

Time for some binge-watching...

--Are you watching The Crown, Netflix's new series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II? It premiered on Friday. If you are, come chat at the Jewel Vault: episodes 1-3, and episodes 4-6 so far.

--The Crown deals with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor a fair bit, and you recently could have had a bit of Wallis' style for your very own: a 1960s bib-style paste necklace simulating diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies from the Duchess of Windsor's collection was just sold at the Potomack Company's November 5th sale for $2,125 (with buyer’s premium). [With thanks to the Potomack Company]
Potomack Company

--The United Kingdom welcomed Colombia for a state visit last week, and we covered most of it over at the Vault (including the tiara-filled state banquet). A second tiara event was included with the visit, the traditional City of London banquet. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester represented the Queen as usual. The Duchess wore the Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara.

--King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia welcomed Pope Francis to Sweden last week. The Pope also received some 300 members of the Habsburg family as they all made a pilgrimage to Rome for the Jubilee of Mercy. [BBC, Zimbio, Luxarazzi, YouTube]

--And finally, an autumn hello from Prince Oscar to you! His cozy greetings come from the park at Haga Palace.
Photo: Kate Gabor, The Royal Court, Sweden

Coming up this week: The Dutch state visit fun continues, and more...

Tidbits is your place throughout the week to share things we haven't covered yet and for all your off topic chats. Enjoy!