King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee Schedule

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the schedule for King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations throughout the year of 2023, alongside unveiling the anniversary logo designed by Elis Nyström. King Carl XVI Gustaf is the longest reigning King in Swedish History and the first Swedish Monarch to celebrate a Golden Jubilee, though his cousin, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrated her Golden Jubilee this year. The Jubilee will also be marked with events in several places throughout the country, with a number of interviews, TV documentaries and book releases about the King’s life and reign.

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Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

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.  

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Heads of State Reception at Buckingham Palace

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

Countess Kerstin Bernadotte’s Diamond Necklace Tiara

Today marks the 35th Anniversary of the Death of Countess Kerstin Bernadotte, who passed away on this day in 1987! The accomplished Swedish Aristocrat who morganatically married Prince Carl Johan of Sweden, who was forced to renounce his titles, Countess Kerstin possessed a few royal heirlooms, the most important of which was this antique Diamond Necklace Tiara!

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