Happy Birthday to Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, who turns 65 today! The accomplished Luxembourg Princess who was the last Royal to marry a member of a fellow Reigning Royal Family when she wed a Prince of Liechtenstein, Princess Margaretha has access to the Liechtenstein and spectacular Luxembourg Royal Collections, but her most prominent personal jewel is Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte’s Sapphire Bracelet Tiara! Continue reading
The Royal Windsor Horse Show is a horse show held annually since 1943 for five days in May or June in Windsor Home Park. The show is the only one in the United Kingdom to host international competition for dressage, show jumping, carriage driving and endurance riding, and every year, the Queen and members of the Royal Family are present, though this year, there will also be the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A Gallop Through History on the final day. Continue reading
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg are on a 2-Day State Visit to Portugal at the request of the Luxembourg Government and invitation of the Portuguese President to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties on May 11 and 12. The last Luxembourg State Visit to Portugal was in 2010, while the last Portuguese State Visit to Luxembourg was in 2017. Continue reading
Two nights before the Wedding of Prince (later King) Juan Carlos and Princess Sophia of Greece, King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece (likely wearing Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara) hosted the first of two Balls at the Royal Palace of Athens on this day in 1962, though unlike the Ball held the following evening, the first Ball was a private event and only a few guests were photographed departing the Hotel Grand Bretagne, Continue reading
Royal Guests and Relatives from around the world joined the British Royal Family for the spectacular Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey on this day in 1937 (85 years ago).
The Prince of Wales hosted the first annual Garden Party of 2022 at Buckingham Palace on May 11th, for the first time since 2019. There are usually four annual Garden Parties hosted by the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House for around 30,000 guests yearly, as well as a few special others, though the Queen has announced in advance that she will not be attending any of the Garden Parties this year. Continue reading
60 years ago, in May 1962, European Royalty and Aristocracy gathered in the city of Athens for a week full of celebrations, culminating in the Catholic and Orthodox Wedding Ceremonies of Juan Carlos, Prince of Asturias, and Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark. On one of the evenings, the distinguished guests enjoyed a Soirée at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, where many of the Royals were staying for the week.