Duchess of Devonshire’s Insect Brooches

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, who passed away on this day in 2014! The youngest of the infamous Mitford sisters who married 12th Duke of Devonshire and made Chatsworth into a glorious tourist destination, the Duchess possessed some spectacular Heirlooms of the Cavendish Family, but also added quite a few heirlooms into the collection, including these Insect Brooches.  Continue reading

Today in Royal History | September 24

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The Death of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire in 2014

[Duchess of Devonshire’s Tiaras | Devonshire Parure | Insect Brooches | Aquamarine Brooch

The Death of Princess Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven in 1950

[Mountbatten Pearl Star Tiara | Queen Victoria’s Emerald Tiara]

The 87th Birthday of Princess Maria Pia of Savoy

[Pearl and Diamond Ivy Wreath Tiara]

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The Wedding of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg in 1994

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 Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health in 2020

Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada in 2016 (The Time I met the Duchess)

Prince William’s First Day of School in 1985

King Constantine in Egypt in 1966

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Today in Royal History | September 23

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The Wedding of Prince Philipp of Hesse and Princess Mafalda of Savoy in 1925

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex in South Africa in 2019

The Wedding Gala of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Sibilla Weiller in 1994

Princess of Wales at ‘The Fugitive’ Premiere in 1993

The Thai State Visit to Sweden in 1960

The Italian State Visit to Iran in 1957

Royal Holiday at Balmoral in 1896

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Queen Sonja’s Aquamarine and Amethyst Suite

Happy Birthday to Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, who is celebrating her 51st Birthday today! The only daughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, and the only Princess of the Blood of her generation, Princess Märtha Louise has accumulated quite a substantial jewellery collection, which we featured last year, so today, we are looking at a jewel she has worn on loan from her mother: Queen Sonja’s Aquamarine and Amethyst Suite! Continue reading

Today in Royal History | September 22

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The 51st Birthday of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway

[The Jewels of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway | Queen Sonja’s Aquamarine and Amethyst Suite]

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The Wedding of Sophie Carter and Robert Suggs in 2018

The Wedding of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este in 1984

The Wedding of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia and Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia in 1976

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Princess Elizabeth at Royal Film Premiere of ‘The Lady With A Lamp’ in 1951

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Princess Marie Bonaparte’s Diamond Star Tiara

Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Princess Marie Bonaparte, Princess George of Greece and Denmark, who passed away on this day in 1962! The Bonaparte Princess who married a Greek Prince (an uncle of 3 Kings, 2 Queens and the Duke of Edinburgh among others), became a psychoanalyst, and rescued Freud from the Nazis, Princess Marie was a fascinating figure and today we are going to be featuring her Diamond Star Tiara! Continue reading

Today in Royal History | September 21

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The Death of Princess Marie Bonaparte in 1962

[Cartier Olive Wreath Tiara | Diamond Star TiaraPearl Brooch]

The Death of King Haakon VII of Norway in 1957

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The Wedding of Prince Félix of Luxembourg in 2013

The Wedding of Crown Princess Margareta of Romania in 1996

The Wedding of Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia in 1985

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Prinsjesdag 2021

Queen Margrethe’s 80th Birthday Portrait released in 2020

Battle of Arnhem 75th Anniversary in 2019

King Olav V’s Silver Jubilee in 1982

Prinsjesdag in 1948

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