belgium royals



Chateau de Brumagne was built halfway the 18th century in classicist style. Characteristic for this style is the rather sober appearance on the outside, which is countered by the sophisticated finishings on the inside. A consuming fire in 2001 destroyed most of this finishing. The oak panelling in several rooms was burnt to a cinder and the wallpaintings by Piat Sauvage were washed away by the subsequent extinguishing waters. The beautiful, detailed stucco by the famous Moretti brothers, dating back to 1760, however is still visible under the fire damage. The castle that was owned by several big names in Belgium’s political history, was also a favourite refuge for the late King Albert I and his wife Queen Elisabeth. During the interbellum they stayed here on multiple occasions. The king, a passionate rock climber, fell to his death in 1934 in the vicinity of this castle.


US Indian Police 1889 shotgun

Manufactured by Royal Gunworks Belgium c.1889 for the Rosebud Indian Agency of the Sioux reservation in South Dakota.
12 gauge centerfire, twin barrels, brass tack decorated, police badge plate on the stock.

I just learned that reservations have their own police force, the more you know.

A wonderful image of Princess Stephanie of Belgium, Countess Lonyay and previously, Crown Princess of Austria. 1900s (decade)

She s wearing her beautiful “fleur de Lys” tiara and a stunning choker (part of the parure, i believe)

Image courtesy (and property) of my dear friend, Ralf De Jonge. ❤️


The state banquet at Christiansborg Palace in honour of the Belgian state visit to Denmark on 28 March 2017 – as seen in Danish and Belgian royal tiaras:

  • Queen Margrethe of Denmark wearing the Pearl Poire Tiara
  • Queen Mathilde of Belgium wearing the Nine Provinces Tiara
  • Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wearing the Ruby Parure Tiara
  • Princess Marie of Denmark (not pictured because the producers refused to give me a close-up of her) wearing the Diamond Floral Tiara
  • Princess Elisabeth of Denmark wearing Princess Thyra’s Sapphire Tiaraa

anonymous asked:

can you post some pics of tiaras worn by ladies with short hair?

There are a lot of tiara wearers with short hair especially if we consider all of them from the 1920s until now.  I just chose one person from each of the current European monarchies but there are many more.

Queen Paola of Belgium

Princess Benedikte of Denmark & Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

Princess Charlene of Monaco

Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Queen Sonja of Norway

Queen Sofia of Spain

Queen Silvia of Sweden

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889)
“Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners” (1887)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium