Today in Royal History | November 27

Feature

The Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck in 1833

[Teck Ears of Wheat Tiara | Teck Crescent Tiara | Teck Circle Tiara | Cambridge Emerald Parure | Teck Sapphire Stomacher]

Royal Events OTD

Prince Harry engaged to Meghan Markle in 2017

[Engagement Interview | Engagement Ring]

Luxembourg State Visit to Japan in 2017

  Prince Harry in St Vincent in 2016

Norwegian Centenary Ball at the Royal Palace of Oslo in 2005

Chinese State Visit to Spain in 1984

The Enthronement of King Juan Carlos of Spain in 1975

Thanksgiving Dinner in London in 1958 

  The Queen at British Museum in 1957

Banquet at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea in 1956

Royal Events Today

Today in Royal History | November 26

Feature

The Birth of Queen Maud of Norway in 1869

[Norwegian Royal Tiaras | Diamond Tiara | Diamond Circlet |  Diamond Chandelier Earrings | Seed Pearl Choker | Diamond and Pearl Brooch | Drapers’ Company Brooch | Aquamarine Brooch | Diamond Brooch | Pearl Bow Brooch]

 The Birth of Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia in 1847

Wedding

The Wedding of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Princess Alix of Hesse in 1894

Royal Events OTD

Thanksgiving Dinner in London in 1958 

The Battle of Balaclava Centenary Ball in 1954

Royal Events Today

Grand Duchess Victoria Melita’s Emerald Tiara

Today marks the 145th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha | Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia, who was born on this day in 1876! The daughter of a British Prince and Russian Grand Duchess who became the Sovereigns of the illustrious German Duchy, she first married the Grand Duke of Hesse and then Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, who became the Russian Tsar in exile. Grand Duchess Victoria Melita lived a fascinating life and possessed a plethora of important jewels, so today we are featuring her splendid Emerald Tiara! Continue reading

Today in Royal History | November 25

Feature

The Death of The Hon. Margaret Rhodes in 2016

The Birth of Princess Victoria Melita | Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna in 1876

[Emerald Tiara | Strawberry Leaf Tiara | Greek Key Tiara | Cartier Sapphire Necklace |  Diamond Necklace]

Wedding

The Wedding of the Prince of Leiningen and Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia in 1925

Royal Events OTD

Prince Harry in St Lucia in 2016

The British State Visit to Abu Dhabi and Oman in 2010 

The Enthronement of King Juan Carlos of Spain in 1975

Queen in Sierra Leone in 1961

The Engagement of the Shah of Iran and Farah Diba in 1959 

The Royal Command Film Performance of ‘The Bishop’s Wife’ in 1947

King Haakon VII’s Silver Jubilee in 1930

Royal Events Today

Spanish State Visit to Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are hosting King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain on their State Visit to Sweden from November 23rd to the 25th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties in the first Spanish State Visit to Sweden in over 40 years. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and King Felipe VI of Spain are both descended through Queen Victoria from their respective grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, and great-grandmother, Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain.

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Hesse Emerald Brooch

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Sophie of Greece and Hannover, who died on this day in 2001! The sister of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Sophie was married first to Prince Christoph of Hesse and then after his untimely death during the Second World War, married Prince George William of Hanover, being a constant presence at Greek, British, and German Royal events throughout the 20th century. To mark the anniversary we are featuring one of Princess Sophie’s most important Heirloom Jewels: The Hesse Emerald Brooch!

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Today in Royal History | November 24

Feature

The Death of Princess Sophie of Greece and Hanover in 2001

[Hanover Emerald Laurel Wreath Tiara | Hesse Emerald Tiara | Hesse Emerald Brooch]

The 66th Birthday of the Duke of Marlborough

The Death of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia in 1960

The Birth of Princess Bejaratana of Thailand in 1925

[Emerald Suite]

Royal Events OTD

Royal Variety Performance in 2017

  Prince Harry in St Kitts and Nevis in 2016

Queen’s ‘Annus Horribilis’ Speech in 1992

The Funeral of the Hesse Royal Family in 1937

Royal Events Today

Spanish State Visit to Sweden