On the eve of the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the British Royal Family hosted a Reception at Buckingham Palace for Foreign Royalty and Heads of State who are in London to attend the Coronation. Earlier, the Royal Family hosted a Reception for Realm Governors General and Commonwealth Prime Minsters.
The Japanese Imperial Family presided over the Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 1st. This was the third New Year’s Reception of Emperor Naruhito’s Reign, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the Ceremonies were reduced from six to five, and only one-tenth, 262, people were received. The Imperial ladies refrained from wearing Tiaras due to the ‘severe situation of many people’. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Empress Masako of Japan, who turns 59 today! The bright diplomat who suffered from an adjustment disorder for decades as Crown Princess before becoming the Japanese Empress in 2019, the Empress now has possession to the spectacular Heirlooms of the Japanese Empress, but her most worn tiara in recent decades was the Japanese Pearl Sunburst Tiara, 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.
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