Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Foreign Royal Guests and Relatives and Heads of State and Representatives of 121 Countries joined the British Royal Family for the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19th, followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, had been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week.  

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Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace

Ahead of the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey tomorrow, the British Royal Family hosted a Reception for visiting Heads of State and Representatives at Buckingham Palace, which is stated to be one of the largest gatherings of Heads of State in History. The late Queen, who passed away at Balmoral Castle earlier this month, has been Lying-in-State first at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and then at Westminster Hall in London for the past week, with the Funeral at Westminster Abbey tomorrow to be followed by a Procession to Marble Arch and a Committal Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Continue reading

Dutch State Visit to Austria

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands are on a State Visit to the Republic of Austria form June 27th to the 29th, at the invitation of Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. The theme of the visit is sustainable mobility, connected society and cultural exchange, highlighting the strong ties and boosting relations between the two countries. The last Dutch State Visit to Austria was in 1962. Continue reading

Archduchess Helene’s Diamond Necklace Tiara 

Happy Birthday to Archduchess Helen of Austria, who celebrates her 85th Birthday today! Born the illustrious Countess Helen zu Toerring-Jettenbach, she married an Austrian Archduke and is quite prominent in European Royal Circles. We have already featured Archduchess Helen’s splendid Vladimir Fringe Tiara, so today we are focusing on a less well-known piece, her Diamond Necklace Tiara!

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