VJ Day 75th Anniversary

The British and Japanese Royal Families presided over the VJ (Victory in Japan) Day 75th Anniversary Commemorations on August 15th, marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second Word War. Royals Families from around Europe presided over the VE Day 75th Anniversary in May.

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Greville Festoon Necklace

Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Dame Margaret Greville, the Hon Mrs Greville, who was born on this day in 1863. The illegitimate daughter of a brewery millionaire, she married the son of a Baron, and became a noted Society Hostess, from her magnificent home at Polesden Lacey. To mark the Anniversary of her birth, we are taking a look at one piece from her enormous collection of jewels, the magnificent Greville Festoon Necklace. Continue reading

Queen’s Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

The Queen hosted her annual Christmas Lunch for members of the extended British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 18th. This lunch is held for those family members who aren’t invited to spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham in Norfolk, due to lack of space. Since this is a private event, we only get pictures of the royals arriving and departing. Continue reading