This month, we are marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria by featuring her Top 20 Jewels, one for each decade since the Birth of 2nd-longest reigning British Monarch, in the 20 days leading up to the Anniversary itself, and today’s feature is the Kent Amethyst Parure-
Originally, this article was planned to take a look at the Thai Royal Tiaras ahead of the Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand tomorrow, but on May 1st, the King announced his marriage to the new Queen Suthida, increasing the chances that we might see one of these glittering Tiaras very soon, which have gone unworn for a few years as Queen Sirikit’s health deteriorated! Here are some of the pieces we can hope to see worn by the Thai Royal Ladies-
Happy Birthday to Lady Susan Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley, who turns 80 today! The daughter of the 12th Earl and Countess Waldegrave, sister of the 13th Earl Waldegrave and Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, and the widow Baron Hussey of North Bradley who is the Queen’s long serving Woman of the Bedchamber and one of the godmothers of the Duke of Cambridge, Lady Susan has attended a plethora of glittering occasions, often wearing this family heirloom- Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the birth of Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, who was born on this day in 1897. As the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, she had an enormous jewellery collection, which included Queen Victoria’s Sapphire Tiara and a Fringe Tiara, but the highlight of which we are featuring today, the Harewood Scroll Tiara- Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Lady Pamela Hicks, who turns 90 today! The younger daughter of Lord Mountbatten, first cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen’s bridesmaid and lady-in-waiting, who married a influential interior designer, Lady Pamela has had a fascinating life, and after featuring a Tiara she reportedly still owns, today we are taking a look at an illustrious jewel no longer in her possession, the Mountbatten Tiara- Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands hosted the annual Gala Dinner for the Diplomatic Corps at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square on the evening of April 9th. Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet were also present. The Gala Dinner is held in order to maintain international relations and strengthen ties, this year’s theme was art and culture. Click HERE to read King Willem-Alexander’s speech. As usual, we got no pictures from inside, but only of the royals arriving and departing.
Happy Birthday to Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, who turns 63 today! The Cuban aristocrats who is the Consort of the world’s only Grand Duchy, the Grand Duchess has access to one of the largest Royal Jewellery collections. However, to mark her birthday, we are featuring her versatile Diamond Rosettes, which were worn for one very momentous occasion.
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Patricia of Connaught / Lady Patricia Ramsay, who was born on this day in 1883! The granddaughter of Queen Victoria who gave up her title to marry a Scottish Earl’s son and was the aunt of Swedish and Danish Royals, Lady Patricia attending a plethora of grand events wearing a variety of glittering jewels. We have already featured her Honeysuckle Tiara, Fringe Tiara, and Connaught Pearl Brooch, so today we are featuring her Diamond Tiara. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani, who turns 80 today! The younger sister of King Juan Carlos and the aunt of King Felipe, who was born blind, she has attended a plethora of glittering events over the decades, and to mark her birthday, we are taking a look at her Diamond Brooch Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Elisabeth of Romania, who died on this day in 1916. Born a Princess of Wied, she became the first Queen Consort of Romania, and was an artistic figure widely known by her literary name of Carmen Sylva. To mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at the Romanian Massin Tiara- Continue reading