duchess fashion

“Portrait of Maria Walpole, Countess Waldergrave, later H.R.H Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh” (1765) (detail) by Francis Cotes (1726-1770).


royal family july 2017 photo challenge [13/31] : favorite look(s) of evening wear worn by a female royal


The Vicarage, Edensor, Chatsworth Estate

Home of the late Debo, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire after the death of her husband, the Duke

Photos: Sotheby’s Auction House

Royal Tiara Challenge Day 3: Favorite Emerald Tiara

Royal Tiara Challenge 2017 3/30: Favorite Emerald Tiara

The Duchess of Angoulême’s Emerald Tiara

This is the only tiara on my list that I have seen in person.  When visiting the Louvre several years ago, I saw this tiara.  All I can say is that it is a masterpiece, truly stunning.  The design shows off the emeralds beautifully.


Royal Pre-Wedding Gala Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London (April 28, 2011)


TOUR FASHION - BERLIN, GERMANY (day three of the poland & germany tour)

The Duchess wore a Catherine Walker design for her Poland departure and the first half of her Germany engagements. It features several components of Walker styles previously worn by the Duchess. Underneath, it appears Kate wore a blue lace dress with a scalloped hem. Of course Kate didn’t select blue by chance - the blue cornflower is one of the national flowers of Germany. For accessories, the Duchess chose her trusty Gianvito Rossi Praline pumps, a cornflower blue Jimmy Choo clutch, and sweet diamond accent jewelry.