Emperor Christian Victor I

Emperor Christian Victor I

Monday, 30 July 2012

Memory Monday (Historic State Portraits of Empress Crystobel)

As we normally end our weeks with State Portraits and we have a history session on a Monday, I chose to combine the two in one again. For today's post we will show some historic portraits of Empress Crystobel taken before the revolution.

In 1993, to celebrate her fifth wedding anniversary, a range of State Portraits were taken of Empress Crystobel I of the United Empire of Scot-Britania. Here follows the historic portraits of Her Imperial Majesty Empress Crystobel I.

This photo was already used on the blog in the post concerning the Imperial Ruby Collection.

The Empress was wearing her new ruby brooch in conjunction with the Crown Ruby Tiara and some of her personal ruby jewellery. The fur stole is very politically correct faux fur and the dress is a Barbie original.

Another photographer chose to immortalize the Empress two years later wearing her sapphires. The different styles of the photographer can be appreciated.

We can be fortunate that Her Imperial Majesty managed to save all of these jewels for posterity as so much was destroyed during the revolution. Even the fact that only these few photos remain is a rarity.


  1. Hello from Spain: Crystobel Empress is very pretty. She has some gorgeous jewelry. I love the detail of the red carpet. It is official acts .. Keep in touch

    1. Thank you for the compliment Martha. Empress Crystobel has a very large jewellery collection that I will do a full feature in soon. Your comment is appreciated.