Woah....In this Cecil Beaton portrait of Queen Elizabeth II set in the throne room at Buckingham Palace, London, after her coronation in June 1953, the Queen wears the Imperial State Crown and holds the Orb and Septre

Woah....In this Cecil Beaton portrait of Queen Elizabeth II set in the throne room at Buckingham Palace, London, after her coronation in June 1953, the Queen wears the Imperial State Crown and holds the Orb and Septre

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

The Romanovs and the House of Windsor  |  Queen Victoria's lifespan: 1819-1901 ~ Prince Albert's lifespan: 1840-1861 Children: Edward VII | Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Alice of the UK | Princess Beatrice of the UK | Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha | Princess Helena | Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll | Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught | Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany | Princess Beatrice

The Romanovs and the House of Windsor | Queen Victoria's lifespan: 1819-1901 ~ Prince Albert's lifespan: 1840-1861 Children: Edward VII | Victoria, Princess Royal, Princess Alice of the UK | Princess Beatrice of the UK | Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha | Princess Helena | Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll | Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught | Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany | Princess Beatrice

IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~  1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution.  Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .

IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~ 1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution. Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .

Profile of Tsar Nicholas II...as handsome as they come, and as dumb as a box of rocks...still, that beard...!

Profile of Tsar Nicholas II...as handsome as they come, and as dumb as a box of rocks...still, that beard...!

This crown was created in 1856 by Russian Court Jewelers & made from silver & diamonds for Alexander II's wife, Maria Alexandrovna, who later presented it to her beloved daughter-in-law Dagmar-Minnie-Marie Feodorovna.

This crown was created in 1856 by Russian Court Jewelers & made from silver & diamonds for Alexander II's wife, Maria Alexandrovna, who later presented it to her beloved daughter-in-law Dagmar-Minnie-Marie Feodorovna.

Serving as a representation of nobility, royalty, and legacy for thousands of years, the symbol of the crown is not a new one in tattooing and has adorned the sleeves, chest, and back pieces of…

Serving as a representation of nobility, royalty, and legacy for thousands of years, the symbol of the crown is not a new one in tattooing and has adorned the sleeves, chest, and back pieces of…

Empress Wan Jung (1906-1946), also known as Empress Wan Rong, Empress Xiao Ke Min and Empress Elizabeth, was the last Empress of China.

Empress Wan Jung (1906-1946), also known as Empress Wan Rong, Empress Xiao Ke Min and Empress Elizabeth, was the last Empress of China.

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