Today marks the Anniversary of the birth of Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, the grandmother of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, who was born on this day in 1879. To mark the day, we are taking a look at her trademark Fringe Tiara-
Today marks the Anniversary of the death of Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones, who passed away on this day in 2017, at the age of 94. The American-born Spanish Countess had served as a spy during WWII and later for the CIA, and was a glamorous socialite who was friends with the Duchess of Windsor (who she once involved in a plot), Princess Grace of Monaco, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy among others. A member of the International Best Dressed List since 1962, the late Countess had a large collection of magnificent jewels, a couple of which she auctioned at Sotheby’s in Geneva in 2011. Continue reading
Today marks the 140th Anniversary of Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marchioness of Londonderry, who was an influential society hostess throughout much of the first half of the 20th century. The Anglo Irish Vane-Tempest-Stewart have have produced a plethora of politicians and socialites, Lady Annabel Goldsmith is the daughter of the 8th Marquess, and Edith was one of a long line of prominent Marchionesses of Londonderry who entertained at the family seats of Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland and Wynyard Park in County Durham as well as the famous Londonderry House in London, all of which no longer belong to the current Marquess. To mark the anniversary of her birth, we are taking a look at the Jewels of the Marchionesses of Londonderry- Continue reading
Some horrible Tiara news today! The historic Cartier Portland Tiara, from the collection of the extinct Dukedom of Portland, was stolen from the Welbeck Abbey Estate on the evening of November 20th. It was the highlight of the magnificent Portland Collection on display at the Harley Gallery since 2016.
Princess Eugenie of York, younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, married Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on October 12th. The bride is 9th-in-line to the Throne, and the first of the Queen’s male-line granddaughters to get married. The couple announced their engagement in January. Continue reading
A lovely surprise today! Most people predicted she would wear her mother’s York Diamond Tiara, but Princess Eugenie wore the stunning Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara at her Wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and we will be taking a look at this most unexpected tiara choice, seen after more than 80 years and worn for the first time by a member of the Royal Family!
Happy Birthday to the Duke of Alba, who turns 70 today! The Head of the five centuries-old House of Alba, the Duke is the eldest son of the late 18th Duchess of Alba, who was the most titled aristocrat in the world. To mark the Duke’s Birthday, ahead of the wedding of his Heir later this week, we are taking a look at the Duchess of Alba’s Tiaras- Continue reading