Today marks the 145th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha | Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia, who was born on this day in 1876! The daughter of a British Prince and Russian Grand Duchess who became the Sovereigns of the illustrious German Duchy, she first married the Grand Duke of Hesse and then Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, who became the Russian Tsar in exile. Grand Duchess Victoria Melita lived a fascinating life and possessed a plethora of important jewels, so today we are featuring her splendid Emerald Tiara! Continue reading
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.
Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Braganza, who turns 55 today! The Portuguese aristocrat, who grew up between Portugal, Angola, and Brazil, married Dom Duarte Pio, the Duke of Braganza, pretender to the defunct Portuguese throne. The couple have three children, Prince Afonso, Infanta Maria Francisca and Infante Dinis, and enjoy a semi-official role in the Portuguese Republic, being invited for ceremonial events, including State Banquets, so in honour of the Duchess’ birthday, we are featuring one of her most splendid jewels: Queen Amélie’s ‘Dom Luis’ Tiara:
Today marks the 170th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Margherita of Italy, who was born on this day in 1851! The Savoy Princess who married her cousin and became the first Queen of a unified Italy, Queen Margherita had a spectacular Jewellery Collection and thus today we are featuring one of her most iconic pieces: The Musy Tiara! Continue reading
Clarissa Eden, the Countess of Avon passed away earlier this week, at the age of 101! The niece of Sir Winston Churchill and widow of the Prime Minsiter Sir Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon, the illustrious Countess lived a long and eventful life, and thus we are taking this opportunity to feature her spectacular Pearl and Diamond Tiara! Continue reading
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are hosting President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and his daughter, Laura Mattarella, on a 2-day State Visit to Spain to strengthen political, economic, and diplomatic ties, from November 16th to the 17th. Continue reading
Queen Margrethe II and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark are on a State Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany at the invitation of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from November 10 to 13, to celebrate business and cultural ties after the ‘Danish-German Cultural Year of Friendship’ last year, taking place in Berlin and Munich. Continue reading
King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway are hosting King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands on their State Visit to Norway from November 9 to 11, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties particularly in bilateral and international cooperation, climate change, energy transition and sustainability. Learn about the previous Dutch State Visits to Norway!
Today marks the 130th Anniversary of the Birth of Eileen, Duchess of Sutherland, who was born on this day in 1891! As the wife of one of the wealthiest British Aristocrats, the Duchess possessed some splendid jewels appropriate for a such a grand position, among the most splendid of which was her Belle Epoque Tiara:
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