Queen Helen’s Fleur-de-Lys Brooch

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, who turns 70 today! The Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Her Majesty has an increasingly semi-official role in the Romanian Republic and is present at a plethora of royal events. However, after over seven decades in exile, the Romanian Royal Family have relatively few remaining heirloom jewels, one of which we are featuring today!

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Romanian Royal Orders

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, who turns 70 today! The Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Her Majesty has an increasingly semi-official role in the Romanian Republic and is present at a plethora of royal events. Part of the Royal Family’s increasing role in Romania is the distribution of Orders to Romanian and Foreign Citizens for extraordinary contributions to society. To mark the birthday of their Sovereign, we are taking a look at the Romanian Royal Orders-  Continue reading

Queen Anne’s Sapphire Parure

The late Queen Anne of Romania was born on this day in 1923, exactly 95 years ago! The Bourbon-Parma Princess became the last Queen of Romania, and spent the majority of her life in exile. Not known for wearing a lot of grand jewels, we have already covered her appearances in the Romanian Greek Key Tiara, and today we are taking a look at one of her lesser-known pieces, her Sapphire Demi-Parure.  Continue reading