Danish New Year’s Reception 2018

The Danish Royal family attended the annual New Year’s Court (Nytårskur) and Banquet hosted by Queen Margrethe at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg in Copenhagen on January 1st. Two more New Year’s Levees will be held next week.

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Japanese New Year’s Reception 2018

Members of Japanese Imperial Family attended the annual Ceremony of New Year’s Celebration at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 1st. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince and Princess Akishino, Princess Mako and extended members of the Imperial Family (in their Personal Tiaras). Crown Princess Masako (wearing her Pearl Sunburst Tiara) was present, though she didn’t attend the ceremony. Continue reading

Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace 2017

Queen Elizabeth II hosted the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on December 5th. The glittering white tie affair is the the main ambassadorial social event of the year in London.In addition to ambassadors, high commissioners and their partners, around 600 foreign diplomats based in London were among the guests together with around 300 British diplomats and senior figures from commerce, education, broadcasting and the arts. As usual, there were no pictures released from inside the event, even after last year’s surprise portraitContinue reading

Luxembourg State Visit to Japan

Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg are on a three-day State Visit to Japan, from November 27th-29th, to strengthen diplomatic, political, and economic ties, and to mark the 90th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa pulled out of the visit due to her fear of flying, replaced by Princess Alexandra on her first State Visit. Continue reading

Luxembourg Royal Tiaras

Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg are going to be starting their three-day State Visit to Japan, which includes a glittering State Banquet, tomorrow! Grand Duchess Maria Theresa pulled out of the visit due to her fear of flying, replaced by Princess Alexandra on her first State Visit. As the world’s only Grand Duchy, the family has one of the largest jewellery collections (with over twenty Tiaras as compared to the three tiaras at the use of their cousin, Queen Mathilde, in Belgium). In honour of the upcoming visit, we are taking a (long overdue) look at the vast Luxembourg Grand Ducal Tiara collection-
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