State Opening of Parliament 2021

The Queen, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, presided over the Official Opening of the Session of Parliament in the Chamber of the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London on May 11th. This was a ‘dressed down’ version of the State Opening, devoid of pageantry and ceremony, due to the ongoing Pandemic. The last State Opening was also a ‘dressed down’ affair in 2019, coming two months after the previous State Opening. The State Opening was also the Queen’s first public Engagement since the Death of the Duke of Edinburgh last monthContinue reading

Queen Zein’s Diamond Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan, who turns 70 today! The only daughter of King Talal and Queen Zein of Jordan, sister of the late King Hussein and aunt to the King Abdullah II, Princess Basma has been a hardworking royal for decades, so today we are featuring her heirloom Diamond Tiara!

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Today in Royal History | May 11

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The 63rd Birthday of the Duchess of Northumberland

[The Duchess of Northumberland’s Tiaras]

The 70th Birthday of Princess Basma bint Talal of Joran

[Queen Zein’s Diamond Tiara | Princess Muna’s Diamond Scroll Tiara]

The 79th Birthday of Princess Irene of Greece

[Greek Pearl and Diamond Necklace Tiara | Queen Sophie’s Diamond Circle Tiara | Princess Irene’s Pendant]

Wedding

The Wedding of Prince Carlos, Duke of Calabria and Princess Anne d’Orléans in 1965

Royal Events OTD

The Duchess of Cambridge in Luxembourg in 2017

Crown Prince Frederik’s Pre-Wedding Dinner in 2004

Princess Märtha Louise’s Confirmation in 1986

Concert at Royal Albert Hall in 1934

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Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels | 11 May 2021

State Opening of Parliament

Today in Royal History | May 10

Feature

The 1st Birthday of Prince Charles of Luxembourg

The 43rd Birthday of Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

[Moroccan Royal Tiaras]

Wedding

The Wedding of Archduke Otto von Habsburg and Princess Regina of Saxe-Mainingen in 1951

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Birth of Prince Charles of Luxembourg in 2020

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Gala | Lunch in 2017

The British State Visit to Japan in 1975

The Liberation Gala at Royal Theatre in Copenhagen in 1945

Banquet at the American Embassy in London in 1939

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Hohenzollern Sapphire Parure