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

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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

Today in Royal History | May 26

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The 54th Birthday of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark

The Birth of Queen Mary in 1867

[Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara | Fringe Tiara | Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara | Vladimir Tiara | Delhi Durbar TiaraKokoshnik Tiara | Cambridge Sapphire Parure | Amethyst Tiara | Cambridge Emerald Parure | Diamond Bandeau | Sapphire Bandeau | Cambridge Emerald Parure | Pearl and Diamond Rivière | City of London Choker | 11-row Pearl Choker | Pearl Necklace | Art Deco Emerald Choker | Cullinan Diamond | Diamond Stomacher | Diamond Thistle Brooch | Diamond Clips | Diamond Pendant]

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Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th Birthday | Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Palace in 2018

Crown Prince Frederik’s 18th Birthday in 1986

Concert at the Austrian Legation in London in 1937

The Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in 1896

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Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they hosted the third and last annual Garden Party of 2022 at Buckingham Palace on May 25th, following the Garden Party on May 11th and on May 18th. 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

Today in Royal History | May 25

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The 40th Birthday of Princess Viktoria of Bourbon-Parma

The 56th Birthday of Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands

The Birth of Princess Helena in 1846

Wedding

The Wedding of Prince Dushan of Serbia in 2019

The Wedding of King Hussein of Jordan in 1961

The Wedding of Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern in 1961

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Jordanian Independence Day in 2021

Jordanian Independence Day in 2019

The Funeral of Duke Friedrich of Württemberg in 2018

Banquet at Claridge’s Hotel in 1995

The British State Visit to Sweden in 1983

Princess Alexandra in Sweden in 1962

The Wedding Ball of Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern in 1961

Crown Princess Ingrid arrives in Copenhagen in 1935

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