Today in Royal History | February 24

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The 80th Birthday of Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy

The 100th Birthday of Fortune Fitzroy, Dowager Duchess of Grafton

[Grafton Tiara]

Royal Events OTD

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Morocco

The Funeral of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989

The Engagement of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981

The Coronation of King Birendra of Nepal in 1975

The Royal Film Premiere of ‘Anne of a Thousand Days’ in 1970

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Thurn und Taxis Tiaras

Happy Birthday to Gloria, the Princess von Thurn und Taxis, who turns 60 today! The impoverished Schönburg-Glauchau Countess who became an extravagant Princess in the 1980s and, after being widowed young, she transformed into a successful businesswoman to save the massive family fortune, facilitated through the sale of some family jewels. To mark her landmark birthday, we are taking a look at the Thurn und Taxis Tiaras. Continue reading

Duchess of Kent’s Pearl Earrings

Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Kent, who turns 87 today! One of the longest-working members of the Royal Family, who has been largely retired for the past two decades, the Duchess once had access to an illustrious jewellery collection, which we have featured previously, and much of which has been modified or sold. To mark the day, we are taking a look at another Royal Heirloom worn by the Duchess. Continue reading

Today in Royal History | February 22

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The 87th Birthday of the Duchess of Kent

[The Duchess of Kent’s Tiaras |Pearl and Diamond Fringe Tiara |Pearl Earrings | Art Deco Brooch |Princess Marina’s Girandole Earrings86 Facts about the Duchess of Kent]

Royal Events OTD

The Argentine State Visit to Spain in 2017

The British State Visit to Qatar in 1979

The Australian State Opening of Parliament in 1954

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