Today in Royal History | February 7

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The Death of King Hussein of Jordan in 1999

The 72nd Birthday of the Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg

[Oettingen-Spielberg Tiara]

The Birth of Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough in 1881

[Empress Maria Feodorovna’s Pearl Drop Tiara]

Wedding

The Wedding of Prince Michael of Greece in 1965

The Wedding of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901

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The Danish State Visit to Thailand in 2001

The Accession of King Abdullah II of Jordan in 1999

The Gala Performance of ‘HMS Pinafore’ in 1962

Queen Elizabeth II returns to England in 1952

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King George VI Festoon Necklace

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!

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Today in Royal History | February 6

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The 47th Birthday of Princess Marie of Denmark

[Princess Dagmar’s Diamond Floral Tiara | Flora Danica Tiara | Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Brooch | Sapphire Earrings]

The Death of Queen Frederica of Greece in 1981

[Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara | Greek Emerald Parure | Greek Ruby Parure| Pearl and Diamond Necklace Tiara | Prussian Diamond Tiara | Ruby Pendant | Bow Brooch | Ruby BroochDiamond Clip Brooches | Star Sapphire Brooch]

The Death of Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Princess of Hanover in 1980

[Hannover Diamond Necklace Tiara]

The Death of King George VI in 1952

[Imperial State Crown | King George VI Festoon Necklace | King George VI Sapphire Suite] 

The Death of Queen Maria Christina of Spain in 1929

[Cartier Loop Tiara | Mellerio Pearl Necklace | Diamond Bow Brooch]

Wedding

The Wedding of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and Archduke Carl-Christian of Austria in 1982

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022

Dinner at Noordeinde Palace in 2017

Princess Anne at the Regent’s Park Theatre in 1970

The State Opening of Parliament in 1911

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Waitangi (New Zealand) Day

[Royal Visits to New Zealand]

Today in Royal History | February 5

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The 6th Birthday of Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan

The 51st Birthday of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

[Danish Ruby Parure | Wedding Tiara | Diamond Necklace Tiara | Midnight Tiara | Wedding Earrings | Aquamarine Jewels | Diamond Fringe EarringsAmethyst Earrings | Connaught Sapphire Brooch | Diamond Flower Brooch | Diamond Flower Earrings | Ole Lynggaard Brooch | The Jewels of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark]

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Crown Princess Mary’s 50th Birthday in 2022

Diplomatic Reception at the Royal Palace of Madrid in 2020

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