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.
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
Happy Birthday to Archduchess Eilika of Austria, who turns 50 today! The Oldenburg Duchess married to the younger brother of the Head of the House of Habsburg, who is the Hungarian Ambassador to France, Archduchess Eilika has many opportunities to wear grand jewels, but her most prominent piece is this spectacular Aquamarine Pendant. Continue reading
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
Happy Birthday to Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, who turns 60 today! The hardworking Belgian Princess who is married to the Archduke of Austria-Este, Princess Astrid has a spectacular collection of heirloom jewels from her late mother-in-law, but her collection also includes some splendid modern pieces, like these Diamond Earrings!
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!
Today marks the 130th Anniversary of the Birth of Empress Zita of Austria, who was born on this day in 1892! The Bourbon-Parma Princess who became the last Empress of Austria and then a tragic widow for over seven decades in exile, Empress Zita once possessed a spectacular jewellery collection, but her most worn piece was this striking Jet Tiara!
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are hosting the President Alexander Van der Bellen of the Republic of Austria and First Lady Doris Schmidauer, on a State Visit to Belgium from March 21st to the 23rd, at the invitation of the Belgian Government to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. Continue reading