Happy Birthday to Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands, who turns 85 today! The popular former Dutch Queen once commanded the massive collection of the House of Orange, and wore over a dozen tiaras, but her lifelong favourite has always been the spectacular Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara!
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands have joined the Princess of Orange on an extensive introductory Tour of the Caribbean Territories of the Kingdom of The Netherlands from January 27th to February 9th, beginning in Bonaire, Aruba and Curaçao before moving on Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Culture, nature, colonial past, defense deployment, sports, and interactions with local residents are central themes of the Tour.
Happy Birthday to Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, who turns 80 today! King Willem-Alexander’s popular aunt, born in Canada during WWII, who is the last-in-line to the Dutch Throne, Princess Margriet has been a hard-working member of the Dutch Royal Family for over six decades, and has worn numerous spectacular jewels, though the highlight of her collection are these heirloom Sapphire and Diamond Earrings!
Royal Guests from around the world joined the Greek Royal Family for the the Funeral of King Constantine II of Greece at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens at noon on January 16th, which will be followed by the Burial in the Royal Cemetery at Tatoi Palace. The former King Constantine II was an Olympic Gold Medalist before becoming the Sovereign for nine years and then being exiled for over 40 years, returning to Greece only a decade ago. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to the Princess of Orange, who is turning 19 today! The eldest of the Dutch Royal ‘A-Team’ who is set to be the fourth Queen Regnant of the Netherlands, the Dutch Heiress has expressed an interest in royal jewels (If you are reading this YRH, we have some suggestions), and has already worn quite a few splendid jewels from the massive family collection, including pieces from the spectacular Dutch Emerald Parure!
Today marks the 60th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, who passed away on this day in 1962! The young girl who became the first Dutch Regnant Queen and reigned for almost 60 years, becoming a symbol of the resistance during the Second World War, Queen Wilhelmina possessed the entirety of the spectacular collection of the Dutch Royal Family, but today we are featuring one of her oldest Royal Heirlooms: The Dutch Pearl and Diamond Stomacher!
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands are hosting Italian President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter, Laura Mattarella, on their three-day State Visit to The Netherlands from November 9th to the 11th to promote and celebrate diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and deepening of the cooperation to a stronger, more sustainable and safer Europe. The Dutch King and Queen went on a State Visit to Italy in 2017, while the last Italian State Visit was in 2003.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands are on a State Visit to Greece at the invitation of President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, from October 31st to November 2nd in Athens and Thessaloniki, after being delayed twice. The Netherlands and Greece are jointly committed to an open, innovative and safe and stable Europe. During the visit, attention will be paid to cooperation in the field of innovation, sustainability, migration and human rights and the partnership within the European Union.
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are hosting King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on their State Visit to Sweden from October 11th to the 13th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties in the first Dutch State Visit to Sweden in over 35 years. Energy transition, sustainability, the life sciences and smart mobility are central themes of the State Visit with shared values and cooperation on innovative solutions for the challenges of today and the future.