Princess Mako’s Diamond Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Mako of Akishino, who turns 30 today! The elder daughter of the Japanese Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Princess Mako is also the eldest grandchild of the former Emperor Akihito and is set to leave her royal titles when she controversially marries Kei Komuro next week. To mark the day, and this important milestone in Princess Mako’s life, we are featuring her Diamond Tiara and Parure!  Continue reading

Spanish State Banquet at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, 2001

Queen Beatrix and the Dutch Royal Family hosted King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain on their second State Visit to The Netherlands, on this  day in 2001. The King and Queen were first received by Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard on a State Visit to The Netherlands in 1980, and welcomed Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus on a State Visit to Spain in 1985. Continue reading

Today in Royal History | October 23

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The 30th Birthday of Princess Mako of Japan

[Diamond Tiara]

The Birth of Alexandra Prinzessin von Hannover in 1937

Wedding

The Wedding of Prince Mihailo of Yugoslavia in 2016

The Wedding of Prince Mikasa in 1941

Royal Events OTD

Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Tea Party | Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Dinner in 2019

Spanish State Visit to South Korea in 2019

Dutch State Visit to Britain in 2018

Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Fiji in 2018

The Spanish State Banquet at the Noordeinde Palace in 2001

Spanish State Visit to South Korea in 1996

Queen Frederica in Jerusalem in 1965

Queen in New York City in 1957

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The Wedding of Prince Phillipos of Greece

Open Post | Wedding of Prince Philippos of Greece

Prince Philippos of Greece, the youngest son of King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, is marrying Nina Nastassja Flohr, daughter of Thomas Flohr and Katharina Flohr, in a Religious Ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens! The couple got married in a Civil Ceremony in Switzerland last December. The Wedding of Prince Philippos and Princess Nina is the first Royal Wedding in the Metropolitan Cathedral since that of his parents, King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, in 1964. Continue reading

Princess of Asturias Awards 2021

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, joined by the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia, are in Oviedo this week to preside over the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards, to deliver a series of prizes to individuals, entities or companies from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. Established in 1980, the Princess of Asturias Foundation is a private non-profit institution, whose objectives are to contribute to the exaltation and promotion of how many scientific, cultural and humanistic values ​​are universal heritage and consolidate their links to the Principality of Asturias. Continue reading

Princess Elizabeth in Winnipeg, 1951

Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in the City of Winnipeg during their extensive Tour of Canada on this day in 1951, different phases of which we are individually covering over the next few weeks. Following a busy Summer, with the Opening of the Festival of Britain, the Danish State Visit, the Norwegian State Visit, the Tour of Canada was the first sign of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke, who had given up his Naval Careerbecoming full-time working Royals in the last few months of King George VI’s life, ahead of her Accession to the Throne.  Continue reading

Today in Royal History | October 22

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The Birth of Princess Geraldine of Albania in 2020

The Death of Queen Geraldine of Albania in 2002

[Sapphire Goat Tiara | Ruby Earrings | Diamond Goat Tiara]

The Birth of Empress Augusta Victoria of Germany in 1858

[Prussian Diamond Scroll | Prussian Ruby Parure | Prussian Clover Coronet]

Wedding

The Wedding of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece in 1923

Royal Events OTD

Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan | Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Banquet

Belgian State Visit to Portugal in 2018

The Luxembourg State Visit to Denmark in 2003

Order of St John 900th Anniversary in 1999

Belgian State Visit to Japan in 1996

The Dutch State Visit to Japan in 1991

Princess Elizabeth in Winnipeg in 1951

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