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danceronice
03-07-2012, 04:07 PM
So would I!

Me three! I used to live near the border so I might have gotten Canadian TV, but no longer...

Parsley Sage
03-07-2012, 11:45 PM
It is actually a 3 part documentary.

It's on the CBC website under "The Passionate Eye"

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/The_Passionate_Eye/1274903384/ID=2206285724

milanessa
03-08-2012, 12:18 AM
Unfortunately CBC is geo-blocked. :(

AragornElessar
03-08-2012, 01:26 AM
It might be up over at YouTube. Check for it under The Diamond Queen.

mag
03-08-2012, 04:52 AM
Duchess of Cambridge to visit Aldershot

http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/s/2109638_duchess_of_cambridge_to_visit_aldershot

More on the visit where Kate will make her first speech.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17256436

victoriajh
03-08-2012, 06:24 AM
It is actually a 3 part documentary.

It's on the CBC website under "The Passionate Eye"

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/The_Passionate_Eye/1274903384/ID=2206285724
Yaeah!!
Diamond jublilee ,I almost want to go to uk for it to celebrate with her!

Reuven
03-08-2012, 11:03 AM
I think London might be a tad busy this year...;)

Jenny
03-08-2012, 02:12 PM
This is cute - InStyle (http://news.instyle.com/2012/03/07/prince-harry-style-jamaica-more/) has done an album featuring Prince Harry's looks on his Jubilee tour.

Meanwhile, few media seem to have noticed that the Earl of Wessex was also in the Caribbean on his Jubilee tour (http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Visitsandevents/ThearlandCountessofWessexvisittheWestIndies.aspx) this week.

Fergus
03-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Meanwhile, few media seem to have noticed that the Earl of Wessex was also in the Caribbean on his Jubilee tour (http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Visitsandevents/ThearlandCountessofWessexvisittheWestIndies.aspx) this week.

Sophie (and her Spanx) do the Caribbean! :summer:

All kidding aside, she looked great. She's a lady who can carry-off structured and form-fitting AND sleeveless. Brava, YRH. ;)

And MMMMMMMMMM! Harry looks yummy in his dress whites. :swoon:

nerdycool
03-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Because I love royal jewels, I thought I'd share a fun rumor going about... and it has brought some mild complaints from jewel lovers.

Apparently, Prince Daniel bought this (http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1330444728.html) pink tourmaline tiara for CP Victoria as a gift following the birth of their daughter, Princess Estelle. It was originally bought for Queen Sofia of Norway & Sweden back when the 2 monarchies were joined (which wasn't all that long ago actually). It then landed on the head of Countess Estelle Bernadotte, an American who married into the Swedish royal family. At first, it appeared that Prince Daniel bought it directly from Countess Estelle's descendents.

But an article recently came out stating that her descendents actually sold it to the Norwegian royal family, and it was from them that Prince Daniel bought it. This has made some people complain though, because the general feeling is that if the Norwegians had it, why didn't they wear it? Especially CP Mette-Marit, who desperately NEEDS a grander tiara of her own, rather than the small daisy tiara she always wears. But maybe CP Mette-Marit bought it and ended up not liking it for whatever reason.

As for my opinion, if the sale is true, I'm glad CP Victoria has it. IMHO, she has the right coloring for pink stones and she always rocks a tiara with proper tiara hair. That, and the Swedish vaults contain a pink tourmaline necklace that would match it wonderfully.

skatesindreams
03-08-2012, 07:58 PM
Thank you!

Here's an article with a color picture:
http://blogg.aftonbladet.se/hovbloggen/2012/02/prinsessan-estelles-finaste-fodelsegava

I wish I could find a better one.

maatTheViking
03-08-2012, 09:18 PM
Thank you!

Here's an article with a color picture:
http://blogg.aftonbladet.se/hovbloggen/2012/02/prinsessan-estelles-finaste-fodelsegava

I wish I could find a better one.

Here is my best attempt at a translation from Swedish:

***

Princess Estelle's finest birthday gift? updated!

The countess Estelle Bernadotte, married to Folke Bernadotte, is as we all know the person Victoria's and Daniel's daugther is named after. She was an american millionaire's daugther and there is really no one who knows how much or little she was involved in Folke Bernadotte's work with rescuing Jews from German concentration camps. She has been over looked which have made an impression on our royal family.

Today Aftonbladet reports that the royal family has brought back a beautiful tiara which belonged to countess Estelle. It is the (adj I dont know know - well renowned?) norweigian royal reporter Kjell Arne Totland who first was informed of the purchase. You can read more about the history of the diadem in todays paper (it has amongst other things belonged to queen Sophia and was passed down to Folke Bernadotte who gave the brilliant and saphire studded diadem to his wife)

This is what Kjell Arne Totland told the royal blog:

- I know from well informed sources that the countess Estelle Bernadotte's family have sold her famous diamond diadem to 'a member of the Swedish Royal family'. The diamdem was an inheritence after the swedish queen Sophia who among other things wore it when she also was crowned as queen of Norway in Trondheim in 1873. Now the diadem is back in the main line of the Swedish royal family - and I am convinced that one day it will grace the head of crown princess Victoria's new born daugther Estelle of Sweden.

****

I think it is sweet if Estelle will wear the tiara that belonged to the woman she is named after :)

skatesindreams
03-08-2012, 09:55 PM
I think it is sweet if Estelle will wear the tiara that belonged to the woman she is named after.

As do I.

More about Countess Estelle Bernadotte:
http://trondni.blogspot.com/2012/02/people-from-past-countess-estelle.html

mkats
03-08-2012, 11:35 PM
One of my favorite looks (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2112023/Duchess-Cambridge-Kate-Middleton-Queen-board-train-1st-day-Diamond-Jubilee-tour.html) for Kate in quite awhile. She looks AMAZING!!

skatesindreams
03-08-2012, 11:46 PM
She looks wonderful; as does the Queen.
They appear to be enjoying their time together, also.