Vanity Fair’s Portraits of Royalty - #19
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, photographed by Mario Testino in London. Haakon is the heir apparent to King Harald V. Though he attended the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, he appears here in his Norwegian Army gala uniform. They have two children together, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus, and the crown princess also has a son, Marius, from a previous relationship.
The guy who is playing him isn’t even good looking and also Rose totally wasn’t his type AT ALL. She would be Prince Harry’s type, but not David’s. Like how Harry only dates blondes, David only ever dated brunettes.
I’m disappointed in you, Downton. You were my fav.
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King Baudouin of Belgium went to great lengths throughout his reign to cultivate an image of himself as a pious monarch whose personal beliefs were underpinned by sincere Catholic conviction. When …
This is SERIOUSLY defamatory. I can’t stand these kind of trashy conspiracy blogs.
I’m a fan of him too, but I can’t pretend he wasn’t racist because he totally was. Read his letters to Freda Dudley Ward. There is some really racist stuff in there that honestly makes me a little uncomfortable. I do honestly think he got less racist over time if that helps. When he was Governor of the Bahamas they did have an official policy of segregation in government buildings which he did nothing to change, but apparently he was regarded by the people he was actually governing as way less racist than the other dudes who preceded him if that helps.
But he still said PLENTY of racist shit. Here’s an example, about Etienne Dupach, a newspaper editor David had conflicts with:
”It must remembered that Dupach is more than half Negro, and due to the peculiar mentality of this Race, they seem unable to rise to prominence without losing their equilibrium.”
Yeah, see, it’s racist. I can’t look at something like that and say he’s not being totally racist here.
Especially when I call out Philip fans on a regular basis for denying that Philip is racist.
The thing people have to understand is that racism doesn’t come from individual people, it comes from society. Most racist people are simply parroting what they were raised around. That doesn’t make it okay, but it makes it understandable. If we all agreed to not like everyone who was racist, pretty much all white historical figures in U.S. and U.K. history would be out.
As part of the third anniversery celebrations for Vintage-Royalty, a dramatic reading and literary analysis of Kayleigh’s timeless fanfic “My Harry Fanfic”.
I am trying to be a legitimate literature professor here. This is dead serious. I tried to edit out as much of the laughter as I could.
"I think the title of Duchess of Windsor is so pretty, it’s a shame it was wasted on someone like Wallis Simpson." - Submitted by Anonymous
Keep on hatin’, hater.
What: An awesome chat and a day of fun blogging in celebration of three years of Vintage-Royalty.
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Who: The baddest bitches in the fandom, that’s who!
One week from today, on Saturday November 30, 2013, Vintage-Royalty will be hosting a special livechat event honoring our third anniversary of the founding of this blog on November 30, 2010.
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. A GODDAMN MONTAGE OF KATE AND THE QUEEN PLAYING WII TENNIS. I JUST. WHAT THE HELL IS THE MOVIE. JUST WHAT THE HELL.