Today marks the 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who was born on this day in 1882! The Hanoverian Princess who became the last Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who was closely linked to the Danish and Prussian Royal Families, Grand Duchess Alexandra possessed some spectacular jewels, the most promninanto of which is this Fabergé Aquamarine and Diamond Tiara!
Happy Birthday to Princess Marie Luise ‘Lilly’ of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, who turns 50 today! The Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Princess who was married to the Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and is the mother of the Hereditary Prince, Princess Lilly remains close to the Schaumburg-Lippe Family and thus still wears the Schaumburg-Lippe Tiaras, which we are featuring today!
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.
Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Grace of Monaco, who tragically passed away on this day in 1982! The famous Hollywood star who became the Monégasque consort, after marrying the sovereign Prince, Rainier III, the Princess has remained a style icon to this day, playing a role in transforming the Principality of Monaco into the glamorous place we know today. Since we have already featured Princess Grace’s Top Jewels, to mark the occasion, we are featuring Princess Grace’s Van Cleef & Arpels Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the 130th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick, who was born on this day in 1892! The Kaiser’s only daughter who married the Head of the House of Hanover and spent a long life at the centre of German Royal and Noble circles, to mark the anniversary, we are finally featuring her Prussian Diamond Tiara, which also ties in with our ongoing coverage of the Jewels of Queen Letizia of Spain!
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is finally celebrating her Golden Jubilee, the 50th Anniversary of the Accession to the Danish Throne, after most of the originally lavish celebrations were postponed in January. However, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, many of the events have been cancelled or postponed, including the Balcony Appearance and Reception earlier today. Continue reading
Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna, the Princess of Prussia, who passed away on this day in 1967! The exiled Russian Grand Duchess who married the Head of the House of Hohenzollern, Grand Duchess Kira possessed some spectacular Prussian Royal Heirlooms, but she also owned a special British Royal Heirloom: Princess Victoria Melita’s English Rose Brooch! 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