Today in Royal History | May 29


The Death of Lady May Abel Smith in 1994

The Death of Queen Nazli of Egypt in 1978

[Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Necklace]

The Birth of Doreen Knatchbull, Baroness Brabourne in 1896

[Brabourne Tiara]

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The Baptism of Rosario Fitz-James Stuart in 2021

Queen Mathilde at Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in 2021

Spanish Armed Forces Day in 2021

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary in Sweden in 2017

The Monte-Carlo Centenary Ball in 1966

The Queen with King Olav of Norway in 1959

The Christening of Queen Elizabeth II in 1926

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The Queen’s Golden Jubilee

Today in Royal History | May 28


The Death of the Duke of Windsor in 1972

The 54th birthday of the Duke of Argyll

The 65th Birthday of the Countess of St Andrews

[Kent Pearl and Diamond Fringe TiaraSapphire Flower Brooch]


The Wedding of Lady Charlotte Wellesley in 2016

The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of Greece in 1938

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The Confirmation of the Princess of Asturias in 2021

The Swedish State Visit to Indonesia in 2017

Confirmation of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in 1981

The Prince of Wales becomes Great Master of the Order of the Bath in 1975

Royal Visit to the Circuito del Jarama in 1971

The Queen in Germany in 1965

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The Queen’s Silver Jubilee

The Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling | 27 May 2022

Christie’s is auctioning the Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling, the pictures, furniture, porcelain and objets d’art, both inherited and collected by David and Ninette Montagu which  graced their striking modern London residence and late 19th-century house at Newmarket. Among the sale are 43 lots of spectacular antique and modern jewellery, which we are featuring today!

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Today in Royal History | May 27


The Wedding of Crown Prince Hamzah of Jordan in 2004

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Closing Ceremony of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2021

The American State Visit to Japan in 2019

The Christening of Prince Oscar of Sweden in 2016

Queen Máxima’s 40th Birthday Concert in 2011

The Mexican State Visit to Sweden in 1980

The Order of the Bath Service in 1982

General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1977

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The Collection of the late Lord and Lady Swaythling | 27 May 2022

Delhi Durbar Tiara

Today marks the 155th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Mary, who was born on this day in 1867! The Teck Princess who lived through the reigns of six monarchs and was the Queen Consort for 25 years, as well as a Queen Mother and Queen Grandmother, Queen Mary assembled much of the British Royal Family’s spectacular Jewellery Collection, which includes the Delhi Durbar Tiara! Continue reading