Today in Royal History | April 2


The Death of Princess Neslişah Sultan in 2012

[Ottoman Diamond Parure]

The 59th Birthday of Princess Bianca of Savoy-Aosta, Countess Arrivabene Valenti-Gonzaga

The 68th Birthday of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn


The Wedding of the Álvaro Falcó, IV Marqués de Cubas and Isabelle Junot in 2022

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The Queen and Prince of Wales at Frogmore House in 2021

Princess Margaret in the Philippines in 1980

The New Zealand State Opening of Parliament in 1970

The Accession of King Paul of Greece in 1947

The Funeral of King George I of Greece in 1913

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Begum Aga Khan’s Pearl and Diamond Fringe Necklace

Happy Birthday to Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen, the former Begum Inaara Aga Khan, who turns 60 today! The influential German Socialite who was married to a Prince of Leiningen before becoming the second wife of the Aga Khan, Princess Inaara auctioned many jewels from her spectacular at Christie’s in 2016, which included this striking heirloom Pearl and Diamond Fringe Necklace! 

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Today in Royal History | April 1


The 38th Birthday of Prince Nicholas of Romania

The 60th Birthday of Princess Inaara Aga Khan

[Pearl and Diamond Fringe Necklace | Jewels at Auction]

The Death of King George II of Greece in 1947

The Death of Emperor Karl of Austria in 1922

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My Years With The Queen in 2021

Prince Felix’s Confirmation in 2017

The Funeral of Empress Zita of Austria in 1989

The Spanish State Visit to the Vatican in 1981

The RAF Golden Jubilee Banquet in 1968

The RAF 40th Anniversary Banquet in 1958

King Paul’s Accession in 1947

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Duchess of Devonshire’s Craven Brooch

Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, who was born on this day in 1920! The youngest of the infamous Mitford sisters who married 12th Duke of Devonshire and made Chatsworth House 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 the Craven Brooch!

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Today in Royal History | March 31


The Birth of Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire in 1920

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

The Birth of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester in 1900


The Wedding of Princess Dorothea of Hesse in 1959

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The Belgian Royal Family at Dinner in 1976

Royal Gala in Athens in 1947

The Christening of King Harald V of Norway in 1937

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Today in Royal History | March 30


The Death of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother in 2002

[Crown | Greville Tiara | Oriental Circlet Tiara | Delhi Durbar Tiara | Fringe Tiara | Turquoise Parure | Lotus Flower Tiara | Strathmore Rose Tiara | Cartier Halo Tiara | Teck Crescent Tiara | Aquamarine Pine Flower Tiara | Teck Diamond Hoop Necklace | Queen Adelaide’s FringeQueen Alexandra’s Wedding Necklace | Greville Festoon Necklace | Greville Emerald Necklace |  The Queen Mother’s Tiaras]

The Death of Princess Marie Elisabeth zu Wied in 1985

[Diamond Tiara]

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The Monaco Rose Ball in 2019

The Funeral of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands in 2004

The Engagement of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in 2001

The Greek Monarchy Centenary Celebrations in 1963

The Wedding Ball of Princess Dorothea of Hesse and Prince Friedrich Karl of Windisch-Grätz in 1959

The Accession of King George I of Greece in 1863

[The Royal House of Greece]

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Fürstenberg Turquoise Tiara on Auction

British State Visit to Germany 

King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom are on a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany from March 29th to March 31st, at the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and at the request of the British Government. This is the first outgoing State Visit of the new Reign and the first outgoing British State visit since 2015, which was incidentally, also to Germany.  Continue reading