Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Princess Napoléon, who was born on this day in 1872! The youngest daughter of King Leopold II and Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium, Princess Clémentine had a tumultuous childhood, before a secret romance with Prince Napoléon Victor Bonaparte, who she eventually married after her father’s death, Princess Clémentine inherited some splendid jewels from her mother, which included this spectacular Diamond and Pearl Tiara!
The Belgian Royal Family celebrated National Day 2022 with a series of events on July 20th and 21st. The day commemorates July 21st, 1831 in which Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution, thus becoming the first Head of State of an independent state of Belgium under a constitutional monarchy and parliament. Continue reading
Foreign Royal Guests joined the Norwegian Royal Family for Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th Birthday Banquet at the Royal Palace in Oslo on June 17th, as part of her delayed 18th Birthday Celebrations. Princess Ingrid Alexandra turned 18 in January, but the celebrations were delayed due to the pandemic, with a Gala Dinner hosted by the Norwegian Government yesterday. Continue reading
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of the late Queen Fabiola of the Belgians, daughter of the Marquess and Marchioness of Casa Riera, Fabiola de Mora y Aragón was born on this day in Spain in 1928! While she did not had access to a massive family jewellery collection, like the ones of her counterparts, the Queen was able to assemble a decent collection throughout the decades, result of several acquisitions and gifts from her husband, King Baudouin, as well as some official gifts. To mark the day, we are featuring her Art-Déco Diamond Sautoir! Continue reading
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Lilian of Belgium, Princess of Réthy, who passed away on this day in 2002! The commoner who controversially married the widowed King Leopold III of Belgium in house arrest during the Second World War, Princess Lilian was the beloved stepmother to Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg, and King Baudouin and King Albert II of Belgium, and as the First lady, but not Queen of Belgium, for almost two decades, possessed a spectacular Jewellery Collection, which included this Cartier Flower Tiara! 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!
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are on a 3-Day State Visit to the Republic of Greece at the request of the Belgian Government to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties from May 2nd to the 4th. Continue reading
Royal Families from around the world joined the British Royal Family for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Memorial Service at Westminster Abbey on March 29th, to celebrate the life and legacy of the extraordinary public figure that was HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, after his Funeral last April had to be modified due to the Pandemic.
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