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Sep 30, 2014 / 252 notes
Catherine the Great  (2014), tv series. [х]

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historyofromanovs:

Portrait of Grand Duke Paul Petrovich, the future Emperor Paul of Russia. Painted by Stefano Torelli, circa 1765.
Sep 30, 2014 / 74 notes

historyofromanovs:

Portrait of Grand Duke Paul Petrovich, the future Emperor Paul of Russia. Painted by Stefano Torelli, circa 1765.

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lovejewelry:

Diadem with large pink diamond and smaller white diamonds - circa 1810 - most likely belonged to Elizabeth Aleksandrovna, wife of Aleksander I. 
Sep 30, 2014 / 717 notes

lovejewelry:

Diadem with large pink diamond and smaller white diamonds - circa 1810 - most likely belonged to Elizabeth Aleksandrovna, wife of Aleksander I. 

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royals-and-quotes:

Imperial Jewels of Iran - Ruby Tiara of Princess Ashraf of Iran (twin sister of the last Shah of Iran)
Sep 30, 2014 / 679 notes

royals-and-quotes:

Imperial Jewels of Iran - Ruby Tiara of Princess Ashraf of Iran (twin sister of the last Shah of Iran)

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Sotheby’s 
Sep 30, 2014 / 37 notes

Sotheby’s 

Sep 30, 2014 / 148 notes

4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No 20:

Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England. 

Rebuilt 1839-42 by Sir Charles Barry, with a park by Capability Brown. 

Was the home of Lord Carnarvon, friend and sponsor of Howard Carter, and is the main filming location of Downton Abbey. 

Late 19th Century Diamond Tiara
£15-20 000
Property of a Lady of Title
Sotheby’s 
Sep 30, 2014 / 72 notes

Late 19th Century Diamond Tiara

£15-20 000

Property of a Lady of Title

Sotheby’s 

20aliens:

Temple of Apollo, 1964by Roy Lichtenstein
Sep 30, 2014 / 2,162 notes

20aliens:

Temple of Apollo, 1964
by Roy Lichtenstein

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indypendentstyles:

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Sep 30, 2014 / 59 notes
sing-a-song-o-sixpence:

GB_Studley_Royal_Yorkshire_14 by weyerdk on Flickr.
Sep 30, 2014 / 114 notes
Sep 30, 2014 / 96 notes

heavyarethecrowns:

teaandroyalty:

unite4humanity:

Dear HeForShe: Prince Harry thinks dressing as a Nazi is cool. Begs the question: Does his respect for women only include certain “kinds” of women? 

Do you know how long it’s been since this picture was taken?

Over 9 1/2 years ago.

Nearly a decade has passed, he has done SO MUCH FOR SO MANY PEOPLE and yet this one event where he made a bad choice at a costume party is what you’re choosing to highlight. Not even a mention of the worthy cause he’s highlighting.

He was wrong. He apologized. He has never done anything like it again, and if everyone is judged by mistakes they made at parties in their early 20s then most people are screwed for the rest of their lives.

And with the whole “certain ‘kinds’ of women” remark? Look up Sentable and then look up the what Nazism thinks of race and now think, carefully, that if Prince Harry was the man you are implying him to be, why would he be helping impoverished and HIV affected children in Africa? Not just throwing money at it to make his name look good, but going down there, holding their hands, giving them hugs, listening to their stories.

Think about these things, and let go of a past that isn’t even yours.

It is amazing what a picture taken out of context can do.
A picture taken without knowledge of everything around it.
Not to excuse what he did but simply it is amazing what one pic with no knowledge can do.
Also, Harry was not even in his 20’s yet never mind early 20’s.

Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond “Fire and Ice” Tiara 
By Geoff Rowlandson 
Circa 2000
€15-20 000
Sotheby’s 
Sep 30, 2014 / 16 notes

Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond “Fire and Ice” Tiara 

By Geoff Rowlandson 

Circa 2000

€15-20 000

Sotheby’s 

She is the kindest and most considerate person that you could image The best thing that happened to Britain recently, in a Royal sense, is that my cousin became Sovereign. She really was the right person
Prince William of Gloucester talking about his Cousin Queen Elizabeth II (via heavyarethecrowns)
Sep 30, 2014 / 17 notes
Sep 30, 2014 / 130 notes

4,000 Houses for 4,000 Followers: No 19:

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire, England. 

Built 1701 to 1704. 

Photos mainly National Trust. 

Sep 30, 2014 / 200 notes