Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Marie-José of Italy, who died on this day in 2001. The Belgian Princess who became the last Queen of Italy, Queen Marie Jose possessed the vast jewellery collection of the House of Savoy, but also had heirlooms from the Belgian Royal Family which included her Beauharnais Pearl Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the 90th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Sophia of Greece, who died on this day in 1932! The third daughter of Kaiser Friedrich III of Germany and Victoria, the Princess Royal, who become the much exiled Queen of the Hellenes, Queen Sophia had a splendid Jewellery Collection, and to mark the anniversary, we are featuring Empress Fredrick’s Pearl and Diamond Earrings! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Pope Francis, who turns 85 today! The head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State, the Popes have received many Royals over the decades, often awarding them with coveted Papal decorations, so to mark his birthday, we are featuring the Papal Royal Orders!
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Maria Francesca of Savoy, Princess of Bourbon-Parma who died on this day in 2001! The eldest daughter of wartime King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Princess Maria Francesca married a Bourbon-Parma Prince and lived in France after a harrowing experience in a Nazi Concentration Camp during the Second World War, so to mark the anniversary, we are featuring Princess Maria Francesca’s spectacular Petochi Diamond Tiara! Continue reading
Today marks the 170th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Margherita of Italy, who was born on this day in 1851! The Savoy Princess who married her cousin and became the first Queen of a unified Italy, Queen Margherita had a spectacular Jewellery Collection and thus today we are featuring one of her most iconic pieces: The Musy Tiara! Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are hosting President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and his daughter, Laura Mattarella, on a 2-day State Visit to Spain to strengthen political, economic, and diplomatic ties, from November 16th to the 17th. Continue reading
Today marks the 35th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Yolanda of Savoy, Countess of Bergolo, who died on this day in 1986! The eldest daughter of wartime King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Princess Yolanda eschewed a royal match and married an Italian Count, living a quiet life in Italy througout the upheavals of the 20th century. To mark the anniversary, we are featuring Princess Yolanda’s spectacular Petochi Tiara! Continue reading