Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of King George VI, who passed away on this day in 1952! The second son who unexpectedly acceded to the throne after his brother’s Abdication, and became the popular Wartime King and the last Emperor of India, King George VI was behind the commission and acquisition of several royal jewels, including this spectacular Diamond Festoon Necklace!
Happy Birthday to Princess Marie of Denmark, who turns 47 today! The French daughter-in-law of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was given some heirloom jewels, like Princess Dagmar’s Diamond Floral Tiara and Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Brooch upon her marriage, but has also amassed a collection of modern jewels, like these Sapphire and Diamond Earrings!
[Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara | Greek Emerald Parure | Greek Ruby Parure| Pearl and Diamond Necklace Tiara | Prussian Diamond Tiara | Ruby Pendant | Bow Brooch | Ruby Brooch | Diamond Clip Brooches | Star Sapphire Brooch]
Waitangi (New Zealand) Day
Happy Birthday to Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who is celebrating her 51st Birthday today! The Australian who is set to be the future Danish Queen has a variety of heirloom jewels at her disposal, but Crown Princess Mary also has also complied a varied collection of modern jewels and newly acquired antique jewels, among them is her Diamond Fringe Earrings!
[Danish Ruby Parure | Wedding Tiara | Diamond Necklace Tiara | Midnight Tiara | Wedding Earrings | Aquamarine Jewels | Diamond Fringe Earrings | Amethyst Earrings | Connaught Sapphire Brooch | Diamond Flower Brooch | Diamond Flower Earrings | Ole Lynggaard Brooch | The Jewels of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark]
The Thai Royal Family hosted the Prince and Princess of Wales on their Official Visit to Thailand on this day in 1988, many years after the British State Visit to Thailand in 1972 and the Thai State Visit to Britain in 1960. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh made another State Visit to Thailand in 1996.