A Video Recap of All Royal News and Activities

It was a slightly busy week for many of the royal houses in Europe and one of my favorite programs from the Netherlands, Blauw Bloed, a show about the current activities from many of the royal houses in Europe, has uploaded their latest program online.

Click to the link to watch: Koningin op Staatsbezoek in Qatar

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HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain Talks to CNN

As you may know there are ongoing protests in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  Now, I’m not all that well versed as to what is happening in Bahrain, but what I do know is that the people of Bahrain are frustrated with their royal family.  The citizens are calling for change and they also believe that the royal family in Bahrain have too much power and want change now.

On February 18, 2011, HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sat down with Nic Robertson from CNN to talk about the unstable situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

To watch the interview please click the link:  CNN

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Ugly Tiaras: A Hot Mess on Various Royal and Princely Heads

You know, I’ve been thinking… there are many tiaras out there that so many royal watchers go gaga over, yet no one ever dares to say that some tiaras are downright fugly.

So, with that being said, I thought I would post the world’s ugliest tiaras.  Of course, it’s all subjective, but whatever, again, it’s a slow news day.   🙂

Carina Axelsson

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Now, this is a new tiara on the royal and princely scene and I have to be blunt here:  It’s fugly.  No, really it is. It looks cheap like a prom tiara from Charlotte Russe or Forever 21.  I’m going to take a wild guess here, but clearly Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Carina’s permanent boyfriend) was on a budget when he purchased this hot mess of a tiara.  Clearly, the diamonds cannot be real.  Up close they look like Cubic Zirconiums.

By the way, in case you didn’t know, Miss Axelsson is not exactly a princess.  However, she does live in a beautiful and massive castle in Germany with her goofy boyfriend, and his father isn’t — allegedly — all that fond of her.  But, hey, she allegedly redecorated her boyfriend’s castle and allegedly added a capitalistic coffeehouse on site which brings in money so…

FAIL.

HRH Princess Mabel of the Netherlands

Ah, Mabel.  Mabel, Mabel, Mabel.  Your sense of style is a legendary hot mess and your bridal tiara is one too.  The tiara is too boring and cheap looking (though it probably cost a pretty Dutch penny.)   The tiara looks like knives sticking out of her head.

Hate it.

HM Queen Margrethe of Denmark

Gurl… oh no.  Just no.  That infamous Poppy tiara is just one big FAIL.

Hate it!

Princess Astrid of Norway

Le sigh.  It looks like a Burger King tiara made out of gold paper with chewed green, red and white Gummi Bear goo.

No.  Just no.

Fugly.

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

I can honestly say that it pains me to put Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg on this list.  Why?  Because I believe she is an awesome woman; however, this tiara is just a one big… No.  It’s too large.  Too ghastly.  Sorry.

Princess Anna of Bavaria

Honestly, I am on the fence about this tiara.  It’s okay, but not brilliant.

HRH I Forget Her Name of Savoy

This tiara is simply too BIG.  Too ostentatious.  Blech!

A kind note to HRH I Forget Your Name of Savoy… if your tiara is ten times bigger than your head… trash it, honey.  You look like a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race in a cheaply made Aluminum tiara.

Hate it.

The Hesse Star Tiara

You know, I don’t hate this tiara… I just think it’s too… large.  Kind of tacky like a Miss Universe faux-tiara.

Princess Astrid of Norway: Part Deux

Poor Princess Astrid of Norway.  She is in the unfortunate position whereupon she is given all the crappy tiaras and this weird winged thing sticking out of her head isn’t exactly flattering on her.  It looks like evil hell horns.

Yeah, it’s fugly.

HRH Crown Princess Mary Grey Weird Thingy Tiara

I know I am going to receive a lot of hate mail from readers for adding HRH Crown Princess Mary’s Winter Feather thingy tiara to the list, but in my opinion this tiara is just… blah.  Hate it.

Sorry folks.

Fugly.

HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit and the Amethyst Tiara

Sorry, but this Amethyst tiara looks cheap to me.  It looks like a David’s Bridal tiara or a cheap-o plastic tiara purchased from the 99 Cent store in Reseda, CA.

Fugly.

HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden and the Aquamarine Tiara

You know I’m on the fence about this tiara.  It’s simple yet boring.  And, cheap looking at the same time.  It’s not horrid, just… blah.

Hate it.

So there you have it.  The Royal Correspondent’s First Annual Fuglist Tiaras 2011.

Happy Valentines Day.

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