The spectacle of a royal wedding may seem archaic, even to those who aren’t dyed-in-the-wool anti-monarchists. But many aspects of the show we know today are a relatively recent invention. If we lived in the 15th century, say, the marital prospects of the monarch and their children really would have mattered to our…
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have swept the world into a media-friendly fairy tale, straight out of a made-for-TV rom com. But no matter how compelling a narrative and endearing the bride, weddings just aren’t as consequential as for prior generations of royals—for instance, Queen Victoria’s grandchildren, whose…
Do you struggle to get your whites to their original, pristine condition? Well, imagine trying to wash the ravages of time from a 180-year-old petticoat once worn by Queen Victoria. Can’t just spray it with OxyClean and toss it in the machine on hot!
On Sunday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that suffragist Millicent Garrett Fawcett will be honored with a statue in London’s Parliament Square. She will be the first woman to join the ranks of those commemorated there.
The government of the United Kingdom is by God not going to let Queen Victoria’s historically significant diamond and sapphire coronet, designed by Prince Albert himself, just waltz out of the country with some foreign buyer. No indeed, my good man!
Look at these two. Get a room, already!
There are certain stereotypes about women’s creativity prior to the twentieth century, and generally they revolve around appropriately domestic novels, amateur watercolors, needlework, and “folk art.” But there’ve always been women who found ways around those rules. Witness, for instance, an ongoing exhibit at the New…
When you own an extensive art collection—as does Queen Elizabeth II—you’ll occasionally need to send a couple of pieces out for some restoration work. Which is how conservators uncovered a man popping a squat and taking a poop in the corner of a 17th century Dutch painting that once belonged to George IV.
As of Wednesday, Queen Elizabeth II, woefully under-appreciated style icon, is the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Vintage shopping isn’t easy when you’re plus-sized, but hey, here’s a golden opportunity: Queen Victoria’s underpants are currently up for sale!
Thanks to a web of Royal diaries, letters, interviews with historians and biographers, and some old, dried pieces of Royal feces (for learning, you guys!), the public may now be able to have a better idea of just what a nightmare it would have been to be Queen Victoria's daughter.
• In response to the four New Hampshire teenagers who convinced a 14-year-old special-needs student to get an obscene tattoo on his butt, the school's principal has called the incident "more horrific than bullying."
Lady Gaga, who was supposed to wear Prada to the Met last night, never walked the red carpet — and then performed in a sparkly catsuit nearly identical to the one she wore under her Grammy Awards dress. [The Cut]
[Edinburgh, February 24. Image via Getty]
The celebrated bloomers of Queen Victoria, which came to light earlier this year and whose 50-inch waist proved a surprise to whatever historians monitor royal waistlines, have been added to Kensington Palace's Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. [Independent]
Freida Pinto looks fantastic on the March cover of Vogue India. [ONTD]
The Man is cashing in on National Underwear Day, this ridiculous thing they do in Times Square every year with people running around in undies. This year, those wags will be competing with the pros: "Diesel, Natori, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger and 2Xist underwear brands will have hotties strutting in their skivvies in a…
Perhaps diamond rings are "profoundly anti-feminist," but what about those other deeply entrenched wedding traditions? Where did those come from and are they secretly evil? Mental Floss has done a round-up of 8 common rites of marriage and boy, is it informative. Apparently brides didn't start wearing white until the…