Orléans Royal Tiaras

Happy Birthday to the Countess of Paris, who turns 80 today! Despite being the wife of the Head of House of Orleans, one of the leading pretenders to the former French Throne, the Countess has not publicly worn a Tiara. Instead, we are going to look at the former (and some current) Tiaras which were worn by her mother-in-law and predecessor, and have been dispersed through sale and inheritance. Continue reading

King Michael of Romania’s Funeral

Members of the Romanian Royal Family, Foreign Royalty and Heads of State attended the State Funeral of King Michael of Romania on December 16th. King Michael died in Switzerland on December 5th, at the age of 96. He first became King in 1927, and though he hasn’t been the reigning Head of State since 1947, the Government is giving the late King a State Funeral, in line with the plans to give the Royal Family Official Status in Romania. Continue reading

Lobkowicz Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Edouard de Lobkowicz (born Princess Marie-Françoise of Bourbon-Parma), who turned 89 yesterday. A French-Italian Princess by birth and a Czech-French Princess by marriage, Princess Edouard has attended glittering balls for almost 60 years. In honour of her birthday, we are featuring her Diamond Tiara. Continue reading