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!
The Wedding of King William Gabula Nadiope IV of Busoga and Jovia Mutesi was celebrated in Bugembe, the Capital of the Kingdom of Busoga, on November 18th, following a traditional ceremony in September. This was the first Royal Wedding in Busoga since 1956, and Queen Jovia becomes the 5th Queen of the Busoga.
Today marks the 205th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom, who died on this day in 1818! Queen Charlotte’s Nuptial Crown was the petite jewel of the iconic British Queen which became the source of a decades-long dispute with Queen Victoria, but has remained with the House of Hannover for over a century and a half!
Today marks the 170th anniversary of the Death of Queen Maria II of Portugal, who passed away on this day in 1853! The Regnant Queen who reigned for over two turbulent decades before her tragic death, Queen Maria II’s Sapphire Tiara was an iconic Jewel that was an Heirloom of the Hohenzollern Princely Family for over a century before being auctioned in 2021, and was on display at the Palácio da Ajuda in Lisbon!
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Princess Grace of Monaco, who was born on this day in 1929! The award-winning American Actress who became the glamorous Princess Consort of the tiny Mediterranean Principality, Princess Grace compiled a spectacular Jewellery Collection, which induced her Cartier Diamond Bangle! Continue reading
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Irene of Hesse, who passed away on this day in 1953! The Hesse Princess (sister of the last Tsarina of Russia) who was married to her Prussian cousin, and were known as ‘The Very Amiables’ despite decades of family tragedies, Princess Irene possessed this splendid Diamond Fleur-de-Lys Tiara, which remains a family heirloom!
The spectacular State Opening of Parliament earlier this week was one of the grandest events held in the United Kingdom for years, much grander than even the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla earlier this year, and so thus, we are examining all the spectacular Royal and Noble Jewels worn at the State Opening!
Queen Camilla joined King Charles III as he presided over the Official Opening of the Session of Parliament in the Chamber of the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London on November 7th. This is the first ‘full dress’ State Opening of Parliament since 2019, and the first of the King’s Reign following his Coronation. Continue reading