Happy Birthday to Pope Francis, who turns 84 today! To mark the day, we are going to be taking an in-depth look at the Privilège du Blanc, the special Papal Privilege that allows certain Catholic Queens and Consorts to wear white in the presence of the Pope.
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
Happy Birthday to Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein, who turns 74 today! Unlike most other reigning and former Monarchies, the small Alpine Principality doesn’t have a large and illustrious Honours system, but to mark their Prince’s birthday, we are taking a look at Liechtenstein’s Royal Order! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to King Abdullah II of Jordan, who turns 57 today! Unlike many other Middle Eastern Monarchies, Jordan has a vast Honours System with which they reward citizens and honour foreign dignitaries, which are awarded by the King. To mark his birthday, we are taking a look at the Jordanian Royal Orders! Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Archduke Karl von Habsburg, who turns 58 today! The Grandson of the last Emperor and Empress of Austria-Hungary, and the Head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, Archduke Karl is the Sovereign of the Dynastic Orders of the former Holy Roman Empire, Austria and Hungary, which we are featuring today. Continue reading