The spectacular Queen Josefina’s Pearl Necklace is going on Auction at the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Sale in Hong Kong later today, so we are featuring the magnificent royal heirloom and examine its illustrious provenance! Continue reading
Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the Death of Countess Karin Bernadotte af Wisborg, who died on this day in 1991! The daughter of a Stockholm Businessman, when Karin Nissvandt married Prince Lennart of Sweden, Duke of Småland, the son of Prince Vilhelm, Duke of Södermanland and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, in 1932, he lost his titles and succession rights, being known as Mr and Mrs Bernadotte for almost 20 years before he was granted into the nobility of Luxembourg as Count of Wisborg, and his wife became a Countess of Wisborg, all while settled on the Island of Mainau, inherited from the Baden Royal Family. Today’s piece is quite unusual for the Royal Watcher, featuring a very unusual faux Tiara! Continue reading
Last night, Queen Silvia of Sweden delivered a big surprise when she wore a pair of coordinating emerald earrings with the historic Bernadotte Emerald Parure, which had previously consisted of a necklace and two brooches. To mark the occasion, we are featuring the spectacular Emerald Parure, which is one of the most historic jewels int he massive Swedish Royal Collection. Continue reading
The Swedish Royal Family hosting President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the First Lady Elke Büdenbender, who are on a State Visit to Sweden from September 7th to the 9th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia last made a State Visit to Germany in 2016, and have many close ties to the country. Continue reading
Prince Julian Herbert Folke of Sweden, Duke of Halland, the third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, was christened in the Chapel of Drottningholm Palace on August 14th. Prince Julian is the first of the King’s grandchildren who was not born a member of the Swedish Royal House, and while he received a Ducal Title, he will not enjoy the style of Royal Highness and will not be expected to perform Royal Duties. More HERE.
Happy Birthday to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, who turns 44 today! The popular Heir who superseded her younger brother and is set to become the first Swedish Queen Regnant in over 300 years, the Crown Princess has access to the massive Swedish Royal Jewellery Collection, and today’s piece is an heirloom she has really embraced over the past few years! Continue reading
Today marks the 145th Anniversary of the death of Queen Josefina of Sweden and Norway, who died on this day in 1876! A Leuchtenberg Princess and granddaughter of the famous Empress Josephine, Queen Josefina brought a massive amount of jewels to the Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian royal collections, among which was her splendid Cameo Parure! Continue reading