Later today, King Felipe of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will be officially invested into the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Foreign Monarchs are made Stranger Knights and Ladies Companion of the Order of Garter, and are usually appointed to during a State Visit, but not officially invested until they attend an Order of Garter Service. King Felipe received the Order of the Garter in 2017, while King Willem-Alexander received it last year.
The Swedish Royal Family hosting President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of South Korea, who is on a State Visit to Sweden on June 14th and 15th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. The Presidential Couple were previously on a State Visit to Norway. Continue reading
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Sophia of Greece, who was born Princess Sophie of Prussia on this day in 1870. Despite being a frequently exiled Queen Consort, she had a variety of jewels which continued to be heirlooms of the Greek Royal Family for almost a century. Today, we are taking a look at a lesser known jewel, Queen Sophia’s Ruby Brooch- Continue reading
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are on a State Visit to Ireland, at the invitation of President Michael D. Higgins and at the request of the Dutch Government, from June 12-14 to strengthen political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries. Continue reading