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
Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este, daughter of Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium, will be marrying William Isvy in Brussels tomorrow, and since we have already featured the Savoy-Aosta Tiara and the Austria-Este Tiara, today, we will feature Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Bandeau, which could be worn by Princess Maria Laura tomorrow!
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
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
Happy Birthday to Queen Mathilde of Belgium, who turns 49 today! With one of the smallest jewellery collections among her European counterparts, Queen Mathilde is frequently seen in just a few limited pieces, and quite a few loans, from which we are featuring her Diamond Butterfly Brooch today! Continue reading