Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte’s Sapphire Bracelet Tiara

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

Royal Windsor Horse Show 2022

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

Wedding Ball of Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sophia of Greece, 1962

Two nights before the Wedding of Prince (later King) Juan Carlos and Princess Sophia of GreeceKing 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

Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

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

Royal Dinner at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, 1962

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.

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