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]

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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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Today in Royal History | February 21

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The 40th Birthday of King Jigme of Bhutan

The 83rd Birthday of King Harald V of Norway

[Norwegian Royal Orders]

The Death of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma in 1960

[Mountbatten Tiara | Pearl and Diamond Tiara]

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Prince Henrik Memorial Concert in 2019

The 70th Birthday of King Harald of Norway in 2007

The Christening of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau in 1970

The Queen in Lisbon in 1957

Crown Prince Harald’s 21st Birthday in 1957

The Shah of Iran and Queen Soraya in London in 1955

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Today in Royal History | February 20

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The 6th Birthday of Princess Leonore of Sweden

The 70th Birthday of Countess Sussie of Rosenborg

[Queen Alexandrine’s Fringe Tiara]

The Birth of Kathleen Kennedy, Marchioness of Hartington in 1920

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The Wedding of Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria and Prince Karl of Leiningen in 1957

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The Queen at London Fashion Week in 2018

The Funeral of Prince Henrik of Denmark in 2018

The Canadian State Visit to Sweden in 2017

The Queen in Hobart in 1954

Gala Performance at Covent Garden in 1946

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