A decade long memorabilia exhibition at Althorp House in Northamptonshire celebrating the late Princess of Wales, Diana’s life will come to an end next year 2014, according to BBC news.
The exhibition started in 1998, a year after the Princess of Wales was killed in a car accident in Paris, France. Her brother, now the 9th Earl Spencer, made an effort to celebrate her life through her memorabilia that include her wedding dress and other fashion dresses at Althorp, the Spencer family’ seat.
The house exhibition annually opened every July and August and had raised more than 1.2 million pounds already.
On April 30, 2013, upon the abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Prince Wilhelm-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, would officially ascend the Dutch throne as King William IV and finally the country will have its first Queen Consort after more than 100 years.
The Prince of Orange’s wife, Princess Maxima will be the first commoner to become the Queen Consort of the Netherlands. But despite from this status inferior to royalty, Maxima, a native of Argentina, could claim a royal descent from King Alfonso IV of Portugal through her father, Jorge Zorreguita, who descended from the Basque nobility.
Maxima is also one of the fewest (along with Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Princess Mary of Denmark and Princess Letezia of Spain) future Queen Consorts in European monarchy that has a distinguished, independent career before marrying a Prince. She worked as an investment banker from a reputable company in New York before her marriage.
As a preparation for her role, she carried numerous public appearance on behalf of the Dutch monarchy with grace and dignity. She earned a reputation of being one of the most glamorous royal wives in European royalty.
Her fashion taste has been regarded as elegant and stylish. She always pick the right wardrobe in any occasions she attended and often with head turning embellishment and other beautiful details on the cut and design.
The one she wore during the wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco in 2011 was so elegant and beautiful with a strap shoes that matched her body-hugging dress.
Now that she will be the Queen Consort, let’s expect more on her style and fashion.
Everyone is raving about the style and fashion of Princesses and Queens, their glamour often fascinates us and the way they carry themselves in public mesmerize us but what’s in their taste that made them really drop-dead gorgeous and enticing in every public appearance?
I figured, maybe it’s not about the fabric and the style of dress but it’s more on the status. We see them as royalty, privilege, charming and almost untouchable so their bearing sometimes is enchanting. The mystic that comes with being royals influenced the way we appreciated their fashion style.
But we don’t have to be royalty to achieve that look and style, we only need to choose our wardrobe carefully to feel that “royal aura” deep with in us.
Here are some of the useful tips of Engie Hassan that I came across in one of the fashion sites:
Engie Hassan, who dressed celebrities and royalty like Princess Ameerah Al Taweel of Saudi Arabia, put the concept and theory of fashion on an influential person combining beauty, glamour and influence on the style.
She recommended sheer tops and adding a brooch or pearls to reflect the royalty touch. Evening wear must be conservative. Queens and Princesses never wear provocative dresses and low-cut bodice, for example Queen Elizabeth II always maintained a very down-to-earth design for her evening fashion, the shade is always be pastel with no dramatic accessories attach.
To add elegance to the overall loo, try emulating the European royals’ fashion on hats and fascinators, glove is okay to incorporate provided its shade is not as bright as the sun, black gloves reflect glamour. Feminine prints and fabrics are other best choices to emulate royalty.
The fitting is another issue on looking extremely wonderful. Slim figures are luckier as they won’t exert too much effort to look good but for petite and chubby women, an extra mile of experimenting on the right fitting is a must.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Petite women should never wear a horizontal stripe or very bold single colors as it focuses on their height. Chubby girls should avoid wearing too light and pastel colors as it makes them to appear a bit healthier. Black, soft bronze or Navy blue colors are more ideal.
Fashion style of a person is inherent sometimes you don’t need to be trying hard choosing wardrobe to appear and look glamorous, it often comes with the taste and what style and cut make you more comfortable.
There are women in the world who never exert too much effort to appear elegant and enchanting, fashion becomes them. In royalty, Queens and Princesses have their own fashion stylist to help them pick the right outfit for a specific occasion, still it is up to the royals how to carry the style well, some of them epitomize timeless elegance, others still need to be reminded everyday that dressing well is a personal effort.
According to Engie Hassan, the best-dressed royals in our time are the following:
1. Diana, Princess of Wales – first wife of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales who died in a car accident in Paris, France on August 31, 1997. She exuded glamour, elegance, charm and beauty.
2. Princess Grace of Monaco – Hollywood actress who became the wife of Prince Rainier III of Monaco. She died in 1982 in a car accident. She became more famous as Princess with her timeless beauty and fashion.
3. Queen Rania of Jordan – Rania has always been the epitome of glamor, elegance and beauty, she is timeless and a woman with substance. Her fashion style is one of the best among women who married royal princes. She carried herself well and choose outfit that reflects her status, beauty and purpose.
4. Princess Ameerah Al Taweel of Saudi Arabia – The Princess looked so fascinating and charming in every outfit she wears in public. More than a Princess, Ameerah personifies today’s definition of royalty: generous, pretty and compassionate.
5. Princess Charlotte of Monaco – the daughter-in-law of Princess Grace that she did not see. Charlotte is the wife of Grace’s son, Prince Albert. She is former South African Olympian. Charlene is gorgeous and her fashion taste had impressed many designers, her model-like physique gave her further advantage to wear any design she likes.
When Diana was still young and just married the Prince of Wales, she was often criticized the way she dressed so she observed how the latest fashion trend evolved and consulted fashion designers, she experimented style and chose outfit that reflects her personality, the result was tremendous, she became the fashion icon of the new millennium.
The best key to glamour and elegance is to observe the latest trend, check its statement if it suits your personality, choose something that reflects your personality and combine accessories appropriate to the occasion.
Enough with all those scandalous photos of Kate Middleton, let’s try to focus on other things like her stunning evening gowns and other fashion style she previously wore.
I must admit that I’m no fan of Kate Middleton and extremely despised her medieval fashion taste, but there are some items on her wardrobe that I loved and adored.
Here are some of her amazing fashion wardrobe and accessories that are so great and gorgeous. If we cannot have it (as these are pricey and hard to find in our area) then we might at least make it as a pattern for our next made-to-order outfit.
The Duchess of Cambridge seemed like a fan of the lace fashion. Since marrying Prince William in 2011, most of the time she wore a lacey designed dress or gown reminiscent to her bridal dress custom made for her by Sarah Burtron from the house of Alexander Mcqueen.
Royal Ascot is an annual summer event at Windsor Castle featuring horse racing attended by the royal family. This tradition started during the reign of King Edward VII and part of the Royal Calendar of the British monarchy.
Royal Ascot is not only about horses but also more about fascinating hats and dresses. Every year the public witnessed the parade of fashionable clothes and headdresses of the attendees around the premises of Windsor. The fashion taste of some is awesome and gorgeous but others are simply hilarious and playful.
The more accepted fashion at the Royal Ascot
Unlike in the past where ladies are free to wear anything that fancied them, this year, 2012, the event set a specific dress code to be observed. Fascinators, mini -skirts, strapless dresses and anything informal like metallic studs are out of the scene. Organizers made sure that Royal Ascot would be observed as a prestigious and traditional event with a touch of elegance and propriety.
The new rules admonished women not to wear very fascinating headdress with fancy colors like the one always wear by the commoner Kate Middleton, because it defies the prestige of the Ascot tradition.Take the fashion style personified by the Queen herself which is more subtle, chic and elegant.
Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, favored fascinators over formal hats and now her fashion taste will be effectively over with the new rules set by the organizers of Royal Ascot. Middleton’s fashion is always tacky and outdated and I am wondering why there are people who managed to praise her style when it is not really gorgeous. Look at the dresses she wore on her public outing, it’s literally outrageous and gone with the ages. A commoner who tries to fit into the royal mold.
The jubilee river pageant of the Queen did not only highlight the 1,000 strong-flotilla, but also the fashion sense of royalty and despite of the bad weather around Thames River, some of them displayed glamour and style with their chosen outfit.
Apart from the Princess Royal who wore her navy uniform, all female members of the royal family donned gorgeous dresses, but one only emerged the most stylish and glamorous, it’s none other than the Queen herself!
Her Majesty proved to the world that no one can upstaged her when it comes to fashion style in a celebration specially dedicated to her reign. The Queen wore a creation of Angela Kelly, a silver white coat dress with matching navy-inspired hat.
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex holding her son, James, Viscount Severn
Next to the Queen who looked glamorous on that day was the Countess of Wessex, wife of the Queen’s youngest child, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. She wore something something appropriate to the occasion and she appeared very dignified with that printed dress with red coat.
The most surprising outfit was that of Duchess of Cambridge. Why she wore something that would compare her to Hollywood celebrities? With her chosen dress style, she looked like a cheap movie star than royalty.
The Duchess of Cornwall is more dignified and gorgeous with her outfit whose color almost matches with that of the Queen. The Duchess of Cambridge’s fashion sense is always disappointing, it appears that she tried vainly to fit into the royal lifestyle and her life within the royal household is full of pretension.
The York sisters who boarded the second royal vessel with their father, Prince Andrew and uncle, Prince Edward and his wife and children, wore demure clothes that help them looked very regal and dignified, appropriate for the occasion.
More news about the Jubilee River Pageant at the ROYAL WORLD
Since the wedding of Prince Alois of Liechtenstein to Duchess Sophia of Bavaria, no other future European crown heads took an aristocratic spouse as all of them including Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Frederick of Denmark, Prince Felipe of Spain, Prince Wilhelm of the Netherlands and Prince Haakon of Norway, took non-aristocrats.
This saddens me as I truly believed that future crown heads must take a spouse within their circle someone who has a royal or noble pedigree.
Now comes the Hereditary Grand duke of Luxembourg, Prince Guillaume, who at 30 years old, rarely heard dating someone. He seems guarded his privacy so much that nothing comes out in the press.
But he surprises many when in April 26, 2012, the ducal palace of Luxembourg announced his engagement to the pretty Belgian aristocrat, Countess Stephanie de Lannoy who looks like a pretty barbie doll in her blone hair and peach and cream complexion, truly a picture of genuine loveliness, no doubt about it.
Future Queen Consort should suppose to be mysterious and magical, this is why the ancient myth of a beautiful princess marrying a prince and eventually becomes a dignified significant-other is truly a perfect idea of having an adorable consort of a sovereign worthy to be praised and admired and not a woman from a working class stock who appeared almost nude before the audience in a fashion walk and who partied every night in a bar, hardly magical and mysterious.
Countess Stephanie de Lannoy is the 28-year-old granddaughter of Princess Beatrice of Ligne in Belgium. She is an accomplished linguist and has a master’s degree. Her taste of fashion has a distinction and style of sophistication and elegance just like other European born princesses and aristocrats, a kind of class and glamour that already part of their birthright.
Talking about REAL fashion, glamour and beauty in the royalty world, here are the top picks as the world’s prettiest and most glamorous TRUE-blooded princesses who need not to exert effort to be called “high class” as their birthright already calls for it.
Oh forget about those commoners who joined the monarchy and became artificial royals and tried hard to appear glamorous, whose good image and everyday appearance on magazines are being orchestrated by the palace machineries to promote the future of the throne (so not at all natural).
Below are natural-born royalty whose class and style are inherent and need not to pass under the promotional machines of their palaces because they are already born with it.
Princess Madelaine of Sweden
She’s the prettiest royal in the current existing royal house of Europe. Her face is obviously comes nearer to perfection with its heart-shaped feature, cute dimples and doll-like dark-blue eyes.
Originally matched by the press to Prince William when they were children, Princess Madelaine however is still single having been “traumatised” with a failed engagement to Jonas Bergstrom, a Swedish lawyer in 2010. She is now seen going out with a New York-based financier.
She is gorgeous, glamorous and elegant, with her classy choices of fashion and sense of style. No matter what she is wearing, the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustav always look chic and very pretty.
Princess Madelaine is prettier and more fashionista than her older sister, Crown Princess Victoria, who would one day become the Queen of Sweden.
Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
Her father might no longer reign as King of Greece but Princess Theodora, just like her parents and siblings, will forever bear the title associated to their royal status as their lifetime courtesy style.
She was born ten years after Greece declared republic, however, Princess Theodora did not lost the vigour of royalty. She still carries the glamour and elegance of being a true-blooded princess and her beauty is so classic and timeless.
Personally, aside from Princess Madelaine, it’s Princess Theodora whom I am wishing to be the wife of Prince William and not that commoner Middleton who has no style and class.
Theodora finished a Bachelor’s degree at the prestigious Brown University and took up fashion designing in London, now she expressed interest in Filmmaking and moved temporarily to California to learn the craft.
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