Wedding of Duke Friedrich of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Wied, 1993

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Prince of Wales’ 60th Birthday Dinner at Buckingham Palace, 2008

Happy Birthday to the Prince of Wales, who turns 70 today! Later today, the Queen will host a Gala Dinner at Buckingham Palace, and we are flashing back to the last similar occasion, the Prince’s 60th Birthday Dinner at Buckingham Palace, on this day in 2008. Continue reading

Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

The major European Auction Houses are having their annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and the uncontested highlight is the ‘Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family’ Sale at Sotheby’s in Geneva on November 14th, featuring one of the largest and historic royal collections to be auctioned in recent years. While the owner has not been specified, it is thought that these jewels are being sold by the heirs of Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, who passed away last year. Unfortunately, this is not the first sale of Bourbon Parma jewels, as they have been selling off their pieces for decades. Continue reading