moroccan royal


Royal palaces/ official residences of various royal families around the world (as requested by averymonster)

hookeremerald  asked:

This is a very weird question, but, do you have any crowns or jewelry on your repertoire that are shaped with hexagons or that have hexagon-shaped jewels? I haven't found many, only a tiara from Cartier, a tiara belonging to royalty of a norse country, and an amethyst necklace belonging to the former empress of Russia (I think). Thanks in advance, even if you can't help with my weird request 66

As long as it’s about tiaras it’s not a weird question here.

The first tiara I thought of was this one by Chaumet.  It was made in 2011 as part of the ‘Bee My Love’ collection.  As you can imagine there were a lot of hexagons in that collection.

Margaret Greville’s Honeycomb Tiara was made by Boucheron in 1921 and is currently being worn by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco’s wedding parure is almost entirely hexagons.  It was made by Chaumet in 2002.  She wore a different tiara with the rest of the parure on her wedding day but we were treated to her wearing the tiara later.

Barbara Hutton’s Emerald Tiara features a huge hexagonal emerald.  It was made by Cartier in 1947 and the emeralds used to belong to Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.

The Hesketh Aquamarine Tiara has hexagonal aquamarines at the center of each cluster.  It was made by Cartier and belonged to Chistian McEwen, Lady Hesketh.

I think the amethyst necklace you’re talking about is the one that belonged to Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and was probably a gift from her brother-in-law, Tsar Alexander III of Russia. Supposedly it can be worn as a tiara but I’ve never seen it used that way.

I didn’t realize how many tiaras featured hexagons.  Was the Cartier tiara you mentioned one of these?  Also, you’re going to have to tell me the hexagon tiara that belongs to Nordic royalty because I cannot think of it and it will drive me crazy.


Lost Kingdom of Africa

Four-part series in which British art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa’s most important kingdoms. The African continent is home to nearly a billion people. It has an incredible diversity of communities and cultures, yet we know less of its history than almost anywhere else on earth.

But that is beginning to change. In the last few decades, researchers and archaeologists have begun to uncover a range of histories as impressive and extraordinary as anywhere else in the world.

The series reveals that Africa’s stories are preserved for us in its treasures, statues and ancient buildings - in the culture, art and legends of the people.

The first episode looks at Nubia, in what is now northern Sudan, a kingdom that dominated a vast area of the eastern Sahara for thousands of years. Its people were described as barbarians and mercenaries, and yet Nubia has left us with some of the most spectacular monuments in the world.

Casely-Hayford traces the origins of this fascinating kingdom back to 10,000 BC. He explores how it developed and what happened to it and its people, discovering that its kings once ruled Ancient Egypt and that it was defeated not by its rivals but by its environment.

Season 2


19 October 2017 

HRH Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and WHO Goodwill Ambassador, took part on Wednesday in Montevideo in the WHO Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). 

 Upon her arrival at the Mercosur’s headquarters, which hosted the conference, HRH Princess Lalla Salma was greeted by President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vazquez , before taking part in a high-level panel organized under the theme “Transforming our world: high political motivations”.

 This meeting was marked by the speeches of the Uruguayan President and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The conference, which runs until 20 October, is organized at a time when world leaders agree that the global burden and threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – represent one of the major health challenges of our times.
According to the WHO, NCDs were responsible for 40 million deaths
 in 2015, representing 70% of all deaths worldwide. 

 Following her participation in the meeting, which was marked by the adoption of the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs, HRH Princess Lalla Salma posed for a souvenir photo with all the participants in this high-level meeting.



Queens, Empress, Grand Duchess and Princesses - The day they became Monarchs or Consorts edition


The courtyard of the Royal Palace in Fes, Morocco.

Finally uploading my pictures from my visit to Morocco! I was in Fez earlier this year, and we got to go to the grounds of the King’s Palace in the city, where we got to see and touch Golden Gates. Can’t express the amount of fun I had in this beautiful country, everywhere you go, you see the people’s love for the King and his family. Contrary to what everyone told me about the trip, I felt safe and everyone was so helpful and friendly. If you get the opportunity to go visit, please do!