Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooches

This month, we are marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria by featuring her Top 20 Jewels, one for each decade since the Birth of 2nd-longest reigning British Monarch, in the 20 days leading up to the Anniversary itself, and today’s feature is her Bow Brooches.
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Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

The Prince of Wales (on behalf of the Queen) hosted the first annual Garden Party of 2019 at Buckingham Palace on May 15th. There are four annual Garden Parties hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House for around 30,000 guests yearly, as well as a few special others.  Continue reading

George IV State Diadem

This month, we are marking the Bicentenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria by featuring her Top 20 Jewels, one for each decade since the Birth of 2nd-longest reigning British Monarch, in the 20 days leading up to the Anniversary itself, and today’s feature is the George IV State Diadem, officially known as the Diamond Diadem, one of the oldest and most important pieces in the Royal Collection.
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