Bulgarian Köchert Tiara

Happy Anniversary to Tsar Simeon and Queen Margarita of Bulgaria, who got married in Switzerland on this day 60 years ago! The nuptials of the exiled Tsar and orphaned Spanish Aristocrat brought together many royal guests, and to top off her outfit, the new Queen Margarita wore the most spectacular Heirloom of the Bulgarian Royal Family: The Köchert Fleur-de-Lys Tiara!

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Today in Royal History | January 21

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The 18th Birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

[Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s Ruby Heart Pendant | Pearl Pendant Earrings]

The Death of Princess Ileana of Romania in 1991

[Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik | Diamond Scroll Tiara]

The Death of Princess Hélène, Duchess of Aosta in 1951

[Savoy Knot and Star Tiara | Savoy-Aosta Bandeau Tiara | Savoy-Aosta Emerald Necklace | Emerald Necklace]

The Death of Prince Christopher of Greece in 1940

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The Wedding of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria in 1962

[Bulgarian Köchert Tiara]

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The Christening of Prince Christian of Denmark in 2006

The Accession of King Harald V of Norway in 1991

The Funeral of Lady Patricia Ramsay in 1974

The Engagement of Crown Prince Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark in 1963

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Today in Royal History | January 20

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The 49th Birthday of Queen Mathilde of Belgium

[Belgian Royal Tiaras | Diamond Fringe Earrings | Diamond Scroll EarringsWedding Earrings | Waterfall Brooch | Tunisian Parure | Aquamarines | Diamond Butterfly Brooch]

The 57th Birthday of the Countess of Wessex

[Countess of Wessex’s Tiaras | Art Deco Diamond Clip Brooches | Jade Pendant | Bahrain Pearl Earrings]

The Death of King George V in 1936

The Birth of Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland in 1922

[Duchess of Northumberland’s Tiaras]

The Birth of Princess Anastasia of Greece in 1878

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The Wedding of King Farouk of Egypt in 1938

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UK-Africa Investment Summit Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2020

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Sotheby’s Royal & Noble | 20 January 2022

Princess Sibylla’s 5-Strand Pearl Necklace

Happy Birthday to Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern, who turns 85 today! King Carl XVI Gustaf’s second elder sister who married a Hohenzollern Prince and lives in Majorca, Princess Birgitta has owned and worn some splendid Jewels from the Swedish Royal and Hohenzollern collections, which includes today’s features: Princess Sibylla’s 5-Strand Pearl Necklace!

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Empress Carlota’s Diamond Stomacher 

Today marks the 95th Anniversary of the Death of Empress Charlotte (Carlota) of Mexico, who died on this day in 1927! The fourth child and only daughter of Leopold I, King of the Belgians, and Princess Louise of Orléans, who become an Archduchess of Austria, after marrying Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg-Lorraine. The couple was eventually invited to became the short-lived Emperor and Empress of the Second Mexican Empire. Throughout her long life, Charlotte amassed a considerable fortune and a splendid jewellery collection that was left to her Belgian Family, as she didn’t have any children of her own, so to mark the anniversary, we are featuring Empress Carlota’s Diamond Stomacher! Continue reading

Today in Royal History | January 19

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The 79th Birthday of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands

The 85th Birthday of Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern

[Pearl Circle Tiara | Hohenzollern Clover Coronet | Hohenzollern Sapphire ParureSapphire Necklace | Diamond Bracelet Bandeau | Princess Sibylla’s 5-Strand Pearl Necklace]

The Death of Empress Carlota of Mexico in 1927

[Empress Carlota’s Diamond Stomacher]

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Princess Birgitta’s 80th Birthday in 2017

The Dutch State Visit to Thailand in 2004

The Engagement of Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan in 1993

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Today in Royal History | January 18

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The 48th Birthday of Princess Claire of Belgium

[Wedding Tiara | Pearl and Diamond Tiara]

The Death of Prince John in 1919

The Birth of Princess Sibylla of Sweden in 1908

[Connaught Diamond Tiara | Swedish Cameo Parure | Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara | Sapphire Necklace | Diamond Bracelet Bandeau | Bernadotte Emerald Parure | Pink Topaz Parure | 5-Strand Pearl Necklace]

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Prince Louis and Princess Tessy announce Divorce in 2017

Ball at the Dorchester Hotel in 1956

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