Belgian National Day 2020

The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day 2020 with a series of events on July 21st. The day commemorates July 21st, 1831 in which Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the first Head of State of an independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy and parliament. The day also marks the Anniversary of King Philippe’s Accession. Continue reading

VE Day 75th Anniversary

Royal Families around Europe have been commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day, marking the end of the Second World War in Europe. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the celebrations are much changed than what was originally planned but still consisted of a variety of commemorations.

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Savoy-Aosta Emerald Necklace

Happy Birthday to Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta, the Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este, the Italian Princess who married the second son of the last Emperor of Austria. We have covered a variety of her jewels, like the Savoy-Aosta Tiara, Austria-Este Tiara, and the Savoy-Aosta Bandeau Tiara, but have been saving one of her most magnificent jewels for today, the Savoy-Aosta Emerald Necklace.

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