Happy Birthday to Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern, who turns 85 today! King Carl XVI Gustaf’s second elder sister who married a Hohenzollern Prince and lives in Majorca, Princess Birgitta has owned and worn some splendid Jewels from the Swedish Royal and Hohenzollern collections, which includes today’s features: Princess Sibylla’s 5-Strand Pearl Necklace!
Today marks the 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, the British Princess who married the Swedish Crown Prince, died tragically young and is the grandmother of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Queen Anne Marie of Greece! So many spectacular Swedish and Danish Royal heirlooms originate from Crown Princess Margareta, so to mark the anniversary, we are featuring one of her most iconic jewels, the Connaught Diamond Tiara! Continue reading
The Swedish and Norwegian Royal Families have been presiding over the annual Nobel Prize and Nobel Peace Prize Ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo today, after a break last year due to the Pandemic. This year’s ceremonies are much reduced than usual, without the glittering Banquets, so instead of having two separate articles, we are compiling both Ceremonies into one article!
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are hosting King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain on their State Visit to Sweden from November 23rd to the 25th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties in the first Spanish State Visit to Sweden in over 40 years. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and King Felipe VI of Spain are both descended through Queen Victoria from their respective grandmother, Crown Princess Margareta of Sweden, and great-grandmother, Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain.
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Sophie of Greece and Hannover, who died on this day in 2001! The sister of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Sophie was married first to Prince Christoph of Hesse and then after his untimely death during the Second World War, married Prince George William of Hanover, being a constant presence at Greek, British, and German Royal events throughout the 20th century. To mark the anniversary we are featuring one of Princess Sophie’s most important Heirloom Jewels: The Hesse Emerald Brooch!
Today marks the 170th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Lovisa of Denmark, who was born on this day in 1851! The Swedish Princess who became the Queen of Denmark and the mother of Danish and Norwegian Kings, Queen Lovisa had a legendary jewellery collection and to mark the anniversary, we are featuring the spectacular Queen Josefina’s Diamond Tiara that has passed through the Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian Royal Families for the past 200 years! Continue reading
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