I’m a sucker for histories of royal heads of
Europe and the imperial
dynasties of the Orient. They feed my delusions of establishing my own house of
nobility, even if there’s no trace of royalty in my veins. Siguro naman sa
buhay niyo minsan niyo na rin pinangarap maging isang hari, reyna, prinsipe o
In my previous post you have read the official titles and styles I have formulated for myself. That’s actually shorter than the previous one, hehehe!
Anyway, I was watching a documentary about the royal jewels, because I thought if I’m wearing the One Black Ring what other royals are wearing?
I landed on this interesting documentary about the jewels of the Russian imperial family. The treasures of the tsars and tsarinas, the Faberge eggs of princes, and the tiaras and diadems of the matriarchal Russian grand duchesses- nothing could rival them.
There’s one particular jewel I saw that had a very peculiar impression on me. This one.
It’s the favourite diadem of Empress Maria Fedorovna of
, mother of the
last Russian tsar. It was made by Bolin and was sold by the Soviet government
in the 1920’s. At first I thought that I saw this diadem before. Then one of
the grandchildren of the imperial family narrated that the diadem passed from
one royal owner to another, then to wives of tycoons, and finally it the diadem
landed on our very own feelingerang royalty Madam Imeldemented Marcos. Russia
I remember in an interview when asked why she bought tiaras and diadems, she said that these jewels were forms of investments for the
. Well, I’m a
stupid person, but I didn’t fall for that bullshit. Philippines
Now it is clear to me about the truth in certain theories about the demented minds of the Marcoses, especially that of Imelda- they did aspire to become, or perhaps create an image of, crowned heads of the archipelago. See how drunk they’ve become of power, greed and delusion?
I also read in a book that Imelda even attempted to pair up one of her daughters to some English nobleman or even to the heirs to the British royal throne.
Almost all of the rest of the imperial jewels were lost- either sold by the
Soviet Union or by the
exiled Russian nobilities. As for this diadem, well, it’s in a vault, maybe
under the custody of the Philippine Commission on Good Governance or in the
greedy care of Imelda herself. Nobody knows.
Creating a title for oneself is one thing (that’s being a dreamer), but squandering the people’s money for diadems and tiaras just to become a monarch of an oppressed nation is another (that’s fucking delusional bullshit).