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
President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and his daughter, Laura Mattarella are on a State Visit to Italy from November 13th to the 15th, at the invitation of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish Government, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and focus on digitization and sustainability, European cooperation, research, and culture.
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
The lavish Coronation celebrations of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan in Tokyo on this day in 1990. The Emperor will abdicate in April 2019, and the Coronation of Emperor Naruhito is scheduled for the 22nd of October. To mark the last Coronation Anniversary of the Emperor, we are taking a look at the glittering proceedings. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! The major European Auction Houses are having their annual Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and we will be featuring many of them over the next few weeks, starting with the highlights from Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva on the 13th of November.