Italian State Visit to Sweden

President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and his daughter, Laura Mattarella are on a State Visit to Italy from November 13th to the 15th, at the invitation of King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish Government, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and focus on digitization and sustainability, European cooperation, research, and culture.

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Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family

The major European Auction Houses are having their annual autumn Royal and Noble Jewellery Sales, and the uncontested highlight is the ‘Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family’ Sale at Sotheby’s in Geneva on November 14th, featuring one of the largest and historic royal collections to be auctioned in recent years. While the owner has not been specified, it is thought that these jewels are being sold by the heirs of Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, who passed away last year. Unfortunately, this is not the first sale of Bourbon Parma jewels, as they have been selling off their pieces for decades. Continue reading

Coronation of the Sultan of Kedah

The State of Kedah has been hosting Royalty from Malaysia and Brunei this week, for a scene of glittering splendour surrounding the Coronation of the Sultan of Kedah, the first since 1959, who succeeded to the Throne last year. The Kingdom of Malaysia includes 9 Malay States with it’s own Hereditary Ruler, one of which is elected to serve as the ‘Yang di-Pertuan Agong’, King, for a period of 5 years. Continue reading