Today in Royal History | December 5

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The Death of King Michael of Romania in 2017

The Death of Queen Fabiola of Belgium in 2014

[Spanish Wedding Gift Tiara | Diamond Sautoir | Waterfall Brooch | Tunisian Parure | Aquamarines]

The Death of Daphne Fielding, Marchioness of Bath in 1997

[Bath Tiara]

The 40th Birthday of Lady Alexandra Hooper

[Mountbatten Pearl Star Tiara]

The Death of Princess Alice of Greece in 1969

[Princess Andrew’s Meander Tiara | Queen’s Engagement Ring | Wedding Gift Bracelet | Pearl Star Tiara]]

The Birth of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 1927

The Death of Princess Augusta, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1916

[Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara | Cambridge Sapphire Parure]

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Princess Aiko’s 20th Birthday in 2021

Royal Film Performance of ‘1917 in 2019

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Cyprus in 2018

Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2017

The Queen’s 80th Birthday Dinner in 2006

Queen in Gambia in 1961

The Italian Royal Family at the Vatican in 1929

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Countess Spencer’s Tourmaline Brooch

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Cynthia, Countess Spencer, who passed away on this day in 1972! The daughter of the Duke of Abercorn who married the 7th Earl Spencer and was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother for 35 years, Lady Spencer is perhaps best known for being the grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales and also possessed the spectacular Jewellery Collection of the Spencer Family, the highlight of which are the Honeysuckle Tiara and Spencer Tiara but today we are featuring another important family heirloom; the Spencer Tourmaline Brooch/Pendant!

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Princess Anne of Denmark’s Diamond Necklace

Today marks the 105th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Anne of Denmark, who was born on this day in 1917! The niece of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, she married and divorced Viscount Anson before marrying Prince George Valdemar of Denmark, who was closely related to the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Belgian, and Luxembourg Royal Families, so Princess Anne wore a variety of splendid jewels, which included this spectacular Diamond Necklace! Continue reading

Today in Royal History | December 4

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The Death of Cynthia, Countess Spencer in 1972

[Spencer Honeysuckle Tiara | Spencer Tiara | Spencer Diamond Earrings | Spencer Diamond Rivière | Tourmaline Brooch/Pendant]

The Death of Infanta María de la Paz of Spain, Princess of Bavaria in 1946

[The Bavarian Sunburst Tiara]

The 84th Birthday of Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria

The Birth of Princess Anne of Denmark in 1917

[Diamond Tiara | Turquoise Star Tiara | Garnet Kokoshnik Tiara | Lava Parure | Diamond Necklace]

Wedding

The Wedding of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium in 1999

[Queen Mathilde’s Wedding Earrings]

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Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2018

The Prince of Wales in Nepal in 1980

Queen in Sierra Leone in 1961

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Today in Royal History | December 3

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The Death of Fortune FitzRoy, the Dowager Duchess of Grafton in 2021

[The Duchess of Grafton’s Tiara]

The 17th Birthday of Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

The Death of Prince Andrew of Greece in 1944

The Death of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll in 1939

[Diamond Daisy Brooches | Emerald Brooch]

The Death of Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom in 1935

[Diamond Tiara | Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Tiara | Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara]

The Birth of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry in 1878

[Marchioness of Londonderry’s Tiaras]

The Birth of Grand Duchess Louise of Baden in 1838

[Baden Palmette Tiara | Diamond Floral Tiara]

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NATO 70th Anniversary Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2019

Prince Harry in Guyana in 2016

The Raj Ball in London in 1984

The Duchess of Kent at Versailles in 1972 

The Queen Mother at the Vanbrugh Theatre in 1952

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