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.
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