Royal Order of Victoria and Albert

Today marks the 160th anniversary of the institution of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, which was founded by Queen Victoria on their 22nd Wedding Anniversary, just two months after his passing. What was originally a confirmation gift for their daughters turned into the Royal Family Order that Queen Victoria gave to relatives and courtiers for decades, and while it has not been awarded since her death, the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert continues to pop up to this day! Continue reading

Romanian Royal Orders

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, who turns 70 today! The Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Her Majesty has an increasingly semi-official role in the Romanian Republic and is present at a plethora of royal events. Part of the Royal Family’s increasing role in Romania is the distribution of Orders to Romanian and Foreign Citizens for extraordinary contributions to society. To mark the birthday of their Sovereign, we are taking a look at the Romanian Royal Orders-  Continue reading