Consuelo Vanderbilt, the only daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt, who became Duchess of Marlborough.
Consuelo Vanderbilt. Consuelo Balsan (formerly, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough; born Consuelo Vanderbilt) (2 March 1877 – 6 December 1964), was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. Her marriage to the Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough became an international emblem of the socially advantageous but loveless marriages common during the Gilded Age.
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The Duchess of Marlborough (Consuelo Vanderbilt) in her robes for the coronation of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (1902)
Consuelo Vanderbilt | At her home on El Vedado, Palm Beach, FL, in 1964 (Mrs. Jacques Balsan, the former Duchess of Marlborough). LIFE Magazine. Royals. Socialite. Interior Design. Architecture. Elegant.
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Parure 'The Lotos Flowers' and necklace presented to Grand Duchess Maria by her father Alexander II in 1874. Maria was the only daughter in Emperor's family so her parents did everything for her. Maria became The Duchess of Edinburg at the age of 21 and wore these jewels on the coronation of Nikolay II in 1896. After Maria's death her jewels were gained by the sister of HMTQ Elizabeth II's husband. After her death the jewels were sold and disassembled. No doubt, money is more beautiful!
Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1122 – 1204) Eleanor was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Duchess of Aquitaine in her own right, she would go onto become queen-consort of France and later queen of England. Eleanor was the elder daughter of William, tenth Duke of Aquitaine. The exact date of her birth is unknown, but she was raised in one of Europe's most cultured courts and given an excellent education. She later became an important patron of poets and writers. The death of E...
Victoria Louise of Prussia, duchess of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, princess of Hanover, princess of Great Britain & Ireland 1892 –1980, only daughter of William II, German Emperor and Empress Augusta Victoria. Maternal grandmother of Queen Sophie of Spain and the former King Constantine II of the Hellenes.Duchess of Brunswick by marriage. Great great-granddaughter of Louise of Prussia, whom she resembles in this photo.
Grand Duchess Anastasia,the last and the most naughty daughter of Nikolay II, she was very much alike his mother Maria.She has got blue eyes, ginger hair and full figure but was very mobile, with a talent of a comic actress.Was very close to Rasputin who called her 'sunshine ray'.She became the leader among her sisters; known she taught them to smoke at the exile. From her mother she got hemophilia that also passed to Alexey. Died at the age of 17 and got more than 30 pretenders on her name
Lady Diana, Duchess of Bedford and her grandmother Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Maria Verelst, 1744
Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William
Victoria, The German Empress, Queen of Prussia (Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter) at her Coronation, 1888 - upon her husband's death after reigning only 99 days, she became widely known as Empress (Kaiserin) Frederick
Marble House, Newport, Rhode Island. Built for Alva Vanderbilt by her husband, William K. Vanderbilt, as a 39th birthday gift.
I told my daughter this many times as a teenager & young adult. Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher. #quote #oprah
Consuelo's first cousin Gladys Vanderbilt, daughter if Cornelius Ii and Alice G. Vanderbilt (1908) by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding.
Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William by riczkho
The Duchess of Cambridge awards the prize at the Foundation Polo Challenge match to Prince William
The Royal Baby is Here! Congratulations to the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William
Prince Charles, the Duchess Of Cornwall, Princes Harry and William and the Duchess of Cambridge all gather at the gates of the Kirk
Princess Irina Alexandrovna (1895-1970) Russia by Edward Steichen, 1924. Only daughter of Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich of Russia & Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia. Wife of Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov (1887-1967) Russia.
For my daughter, who has the most beautiful freckles.