Royal and Noble Debutantes from around the world attended Le Bal des Débutantes at the Shangri La Hotel in Paris on November 25th. Le Bal is organised by Ophélie Renouard to celebrate honourable young women from Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, while raising funds for charity.
Happy Birthday to Eugenia Martínez de Irujo, 12th Duchess of Montoro, who turns 55 today! Doña María Eugenia Brianda Timotea Cecilia Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart is the vivacious daughter of the late Doña Cayetana, XVIII Duchess of Alba, the world’s most titled Aristocrat. The Duchess; life has often been under the spotlight due to her family, but she has navigated it with grace, pursuing her passions while maintaining a strong connection to her heritage and family legacy, so to mark the day, we are featuring the most important family heirloom in the Duchess’ possession: the Alba Pearl and Diamond Tiara!
Today marks the 55th Anniversary of the Death of Archduchess Maria Immaculata of Austria-Tuscany, Duchess of Württemberg, who passed away on this day in 1968. While many of the jewels of the Archduchess were auctioned at Sotheby’s earlier this month, the Württemberg Ruby Tiara remains a treasured heirloom!
The Johor Royal Family joined Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar of Johor to celebrate his 65th Birthday with a grand Ceremony and Investiture in the Throne Hall of the Istana Besar in Johor Bahru on November 22nd, ahead of his appointment as the 17th ‘Yang di-Pertuan Agong’ King of Malaysia next year. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to Princess Sofia of the Bourbon Two Sicilies, the Duchess of Calabria, who turns 50 today! The Consort of the Head of the House of the Bourbon-Two Sicilies, the Duchess has only ever worn this historic royal heirloom, the Habsburg Diamond Button Tiara!
Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester and the Duchess of Gloucester joined President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee of South Korea for the Banquet hosted by the Lord Mayor and City of London at the Guildhall in London on the evening of November 22nd, on the second day of the South Korean State Visit to Britain. Continue reading
Less than a month after a glittering Banquet at Mansion House and a spectacular State Opening of Parliament, the British Royal and Noble Ladies gave us a splendid show of glittering splendour at last night’s State Banquet for the South Korean President and First Lady at Buckingham Palace.
Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Braganza, who turns 57 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 Duchess wears several spectacular jewels, of which we are featuring one of the most significant family heirlooms at her disposal: Queen Amélie’s Diamond Choker!
King Charles III and Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom are hosting the President of the Republic of South Korea, His Excellency President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee on their State Visit to Britain on November 21st and 2nd, which is the second State Visit of King Charles’ Reign and the first after the Coronation. Continue reading
Today marks the 85th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Maud of Norway, who passed away on this day in 1938! The British Princess who married a Danish Prince and became the first Queen of an independent Kingdom of Norway, Queen Maud possessed a spectacular Jewellery Collection composed of magnificent Heirlooms and spectacular Wedding Gifts!