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
Today marks the 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Takamatsu of Japan, who was born on this day in 1911! The aristocratic bride who became the popular and progressive eldest member of the Imperial Family, the Princess possessed a splendid Jewellery Collection, the most spectacular piece of which was her Mikimoto Diamond Tiara! Continue reading
Princess Aiko of Japan, the only daughter of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, marked her Coming-of-Age, 20th Birthday, with a series of ceremonies at the Imperial Palace of Tokyo yesterday, wearing an Evening Gown, a Tiara, and the Order of the Precious Crown for the first time for her Coming-of-Age Audience with her parents, the Emperor and Empress. Instead of a new Tiara and Parure traditionally given to Japanese Princesses for the past two decades, due to the Pandemic, Princess Aiko is borrowing a Mikimoto Diamond Tiara from her aunt, the former Princess Sayako, which we are featuring today! Continue reading
Princess Mako of Akishino, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, married Kei Komuro with an official from the Imperial Household Agency registering the marriage on their behalf with the municipal government, followed by a Press Conference at a Hotel in Tokyo on October 26th. The Wedding took place without without any associated Imperial rites, due to the controversy of the match, and Princess Mako was seen off by her parents and younger sister Princess Kako as she departed Tōgū Palace, leaving behind her title and all vestiges of her Imperial life, and becoming Mrs Mako Komuro. Princess Kako later joined the couple at the hotel to support them ahead of the press conference. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Princess Mako of Akishino, who turns 30 today! The elder daughter of the Japanese Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Princess Mako is also the eldest grandchild of the former Emperor Akihito and is set to leave her royal titles when she controversially marries Kei Komuro next week. To mark the day, and this important milestone in Princess Mako’s life, we are featuring her Diamond Tiara and Parure! Continue reading
Under usual circumstances, there are a plethora of Royals at the Olympic Games, not only to support their nations but many also as members of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), but due to the ongoing pandemic, there is limited Royal attendance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic, which we will be featuring on this page every day of the games. Continue reading