Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of Queen Sophia of Sweden and Norway, who passed away on this day in 1913! The Nassau Princess amassed a huge jewellery collection (full of family heirlooms) that has been spread among her descendants in various European dynasties, so to mark the anniversary, we are featuring Queen Sofia’s Pearl and Diamond Star Tiara!
Happy Birthday to Queen Silvia of Sweden, who turns 79 today! The German-Brazilian Interpreter who became Queen of Sweden and founded the World Childhood Foundation, Queen Silvia has worn much of the splendid Swedish Royal Collection over the past five decades, but her favourite is the spectacular Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure!
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel joined King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia for the Formal Gathering of the Swedish Academy at the Stortorget in Stockholm, to finalise the following year’s Nobel Laureates.
The extended Swedish Royal Family have joined King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden as he awards the Nobel Prizes at the annual Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm on December 10th. Afterwards, the Swedish Royal Family will attend the glittering Nobel Banquet at the Stockholm City Hall. The Noble Peace Prizes are awarded in Oslo, in a ceremony with the Norwegian Royal Family in attendance.
Happy Birthday to Princess Sofia of Sweden, Duchess of Värmland who turns 38th Birthday! The accomplished former model who is the only daughter-in-law of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Princess Sofia has worn several splendid heirlooms from the Swedish Royal Collection, but her primary jewel is her spectacular Wedding Tiara!
The Swedish Royal Family hosted the Riksdagssupé (Parliament Dinner) at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on the evening of November 29th. After each parliamentary election, the King and Queen traditionally invite the new members of parliament, the government and representatives of the Riksdag’s leadership to a dinner and concert, with the last one held in 2019. Continue reading
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Sibylla of Sweden, who passed away on this day in 1972! The Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Princess who married the Swedish Heir that died tragically young, leaving her to raise five children including the current King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Princess wore some spectacular jewels, but the one we’ve been waiting to feature is the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara!
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a State Visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the invitation of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan, almost two decades after the Jordanian State Visit to Sweden in 2003, and more than three decades after the last Swedish State Visit to Jordan.
Today marks the 145th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Désirée/Desideria of Sweden, who was born on this day in 1777! The daughter of a silk manufacturer and merchant who was a former fiancée of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte before marrying his leading general, who became King Charles XIV John of Sweden, making her the first Bernadotte Queen of Sweden. We have already covered Queen Désirée’s Ruby Parure and her Ears of Wheat Tiara, so today, we are featuring her striking Lava Parure!