History Main / RequisiteRoyalRegalia

14th Dec '16 12:11:04 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'', the knights have to find the long-lost royal crown of Thalesia, which - when its last bearer died - was thrown into a lake to keep it out of enemy hands. The significance of the crown isn't the headpiece itself, but the elaborate sapphire carved in the shape of a rose. This is Bhelliom, and it's an incredibly powerful magic artifact.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', the knights have to find the long-lost royal crown of Thalesia, which - was thrown into a lake when its last bearer died - was thrown into a lake to keep it out of enemy hands. The significance of the crown isn't the headpiece itself, but the elaborate sapphire carved in the shape of a rose. This is Bhelliom, and it's an incredibly powerful magic artifact.
8th Dec '16 2:15:46 PM lucy24
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* Traditional Scandinavian brides. The term "bridal crown" was coined during the seventeenth century and onwards, leading to elaborate silver crowns worn by brides in rural areas for hundreds of years. Some of those were handed down as heirlooms, and are, as a rule pretty heavy. Traditional weddings were meant to last for ''three days'', and the bride ditched the crown after the first day, in an elaborate ritual replacing the crown with the garments meant for married women. The understatement was that the bride was "royal" on her wedding day.

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* Traditional Scandinavian brides. The term "bridal crown" was coined during the seventeenth century and onwards, leading to elaborate silver crowns worn by brides in rural areas for hundreds of years. Some of those were handed down as heirlooms, and are, as a rule pretty heavy. Traditional weddings were meant to last for ''three days'', and the bride ditched the crown after the first day, in an elaborate ritual replacing the crown with the garments meant for married women. The understatement was that the bride was "royal" on her wedding day. Predictably, the bridal crown has picked up the same retroactive symbolism as a white dress, with some people arguing about whether a given bride “entitled” to wear the crown.
5th Dec '16 4:19:52 PM lucy24
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* Subversion in one of the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series. Blackadder believes he is about to be made a Lord and buys an ermine cape, only to find out it's made out of cats.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': As far as Joffrey is concerned, the royal crown might as well be a part of his body. He probably even wears it to bed.



* Subversion in one of the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series. Blackadder believes he is about to be made a Lord and buys an ermine cape, only to find out it's made out of cats.

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* Subversion in one ''Series/PairOfKings'': Each King got a RingOfPower. If somebody who's not of Royal Blood wears one, it'll forcefully lead the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' series. Blackadder believes he is about wearer to be made a Lord and buys an ermine cape, only to find out it's made out of cats.the closest royalty member around.



* ''Series/PairOfKings'': Each King got a RingOfPower. If somebody who's not of Royal Blood wears one, it'll forcefully lead the wearer to the closest royalty member around.
4th Dec '16 1:45:37 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "The Pool of the Black Ones", ConanTheBarbarian notes that the Black One that tortured one of the crew wore "a jeweled head-band."

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "The Pool of the Black Ones", ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian notes that the Black One that tortured one of the crew wore "a jeweled head-band."
11th Nov '16 3:31:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* The supervillain [[{{Transformers}} Professor Princess]] (yes, that is her real name as well as her alias) wears a tiara and shoots some kind of weird energy blast out of her sceptre. It's got flowers and stars in it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'': The supervillain [[{{Transformers}} Professor Princess]] Princess (yes, that is her real name as well as her alias) wears a tiara and shoots some kind of weird energy blast out of her sceptre. It's got flowers and stars in it.
11th Nov '16 3:30:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Mickey-lookalike Prince from the Disney featurette ''Disney/ThePrinceAndThePauper'' had a royal ring to prove his identity, even when he was dressed in peasant clothes. When he becomes king he gets the full treatment with an ermine cape, a crown, and a scepter.
* The Queen of England from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'' actually uses her own antenna as a scepter.



* The Mickey-lookalike Prince from the Disney featurette ''The Prince and the Pauper'' had a royal ring to prove his identity, even when he was dressed in peasant clothes. When he becomes king he gets the full treatment with an ermine cape, a crown, and a scepter.



* The Queen of England from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' actually uses her own antenna as a scepter.
11th Nov '16 3:25:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* King Pariah of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has a crown ''[[RuleOfCool made of fire]]''. He also adorns a royal ring. Both contribute to his strength...more so, that is; he's already quite [[BadAss powerful without one or the other]].

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* King Pariah of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has a crown ''[[RuleOfCool made of fire]]''. He also adorns a royal ring. Both contribute to his strength...more so, that is; he's already quite [[BadAss powerful without one or the other]].other.
2nd Oct '16 3:25:21 PM Jake
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** At least in the ExpandedUniverse, she's made out more explicitly to be nobility.

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** At least in the ExpandedUniverse, she's made out more explicitly to be nobility.nobility... Though going by some of her daughter's comments it seems this doesn't actually ''mean'' a whole lot on contemporary Betazed, and those Holy Rings are probably a lot less impressive than they sound; the Sacred Chalice of Somewhere-Or-Other she's slso Guardian of is an old pewter pot she keeps in the back of her closet.
30th Sep '16 8:32:05 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', the emperor always wears white, and only the emperor is allowed to wear imperial white. There are also some jewels that belong to the position. And rings. And, of course, the crown. Maia, who had never expected to become emperor, finds it rather overwhelming.
6th Aug '16 8:34:43 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', MarieAntoinette, and the two Louis, wear ermine capes to show off their authority. But when forced to speak to Madame [=DuBarry=], Marie is [[{{Melodrama}} so upset she flings her ermine cape away from her]] as if to show [[RuleOfSymbolism she was unworthy at that moment]].

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* In ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'', MarieAntoinette, and the two Louis, wear ermine capes to show off their authority. But when forced to speak to Madame [=DuBarry=], Marie is [[{{Melodrama}} so upset she flings her ermine cape away from her]] her]], as if to show that [[RuleOfSymbolism she was unworthy at that moment]].



* The three good fairies' final gift to Aurora in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is a "a crown to wear in grace and beauty, as is thy right, and royal duty." As she only learned hours before that she's a princess, she doesn't take it as well as they'd hoped.
* Merida's mother Eleanor wears a modest crown throughout most of ''Disney/{{Brave}}'', even after she's [[spoiler:turned into a bear]]. It's therefore very notable when she leaves it behind, and the fact that she doesn't wear one for the remainder of the film is a hint of her CharacterDevelopment. Merida herself, meanwhile, is very much less than pleased to be forced into royal regalia during the challenges to find her a husband.



* Played for laughs in the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith short story "Quest of the Gazolba". The crown of Ustaim is crafted from meteoric gold and unearthly jewels, topped with a magnificent stuffed Gazolba bird, and symbolizes the dynasty's right to rule -- which causes the King no end of trouble when an offended {{necromancer}} enchants the bird to come alive and fly off with the crown.

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* Played for laughs in the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith short story "Quest of the Gazolba". Gazolba." The crown of Ustaim is crafted from meteoric gold and unearthly jewels, topped with a magnificent stuffed Gazolba bird, and symbolizes the dynasty's right to rule -- which causes the King no end of trouble when an offended {{necromancer}} enchants the bird to come alive and fly off with the crown.crown.
* In the ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'', the knights have to find the long-lost royal crown of Thalesia, which - when its last bearer died - was thrown into a lake to keep it out of enemy hands. The significance of the crown isn't the headpiece itself, but the elaborate sapphire carved in the shape of a rose. This is Bhelliom, and it's an incredibly powerful magic artifact.



* As noted above, during the late VictorianEra and through the end of TheEdwardianEra (roughly 1870 through the beginning of WorldWarOne), female monarchs and noblewomen almost always wore OperaGloves at any even remotely formal occasion. This continued to be quite common into the 1960's (check out pictures of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret from the 1950's, for example) but has become comparatively rare in current times. (It was, from Medieval times to after the WorldWarTwo), the done thing for women to wear some sort of gloves as part of their formal wear, mind- in fact both ladies and gentlemen for a long time wore them whenever they went outdoors (probably originally to keep the skin of their hands in good condition, especially as the gentry rode horses). Whether they were opera gloves or something shorter was subject to fashion.)

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* As noted above, during the late VictorianEra Victorian era and through the end of TheEdwardianEra (roughly 1870 through the beginning of WorldWarOne), female monarchs and noblewomen almost always wore OperaGloves at any even remotely formal occasion. This continued to be quite common into the 1960's (check out pictures of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret from the 1950's, for example) but has become comparatively rare in current times. (It It was, from Medieval times to after the WorldWarTwo), WorldWarTwo, the done thing for women to wear some sort of gloves as part of their formal wear, mind- in fact both ladies and gentlemen for a long time wore them whenever they went outdoors (probably originally to keep the skin of their hands in good condition, especially as the gentry rode horses). Whether they were opera gloves or something shorter was subject to fashion.)
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