Today in Royal History | December 2


The 71st Birthday of Princess Léa of Belgium

[Queen Elisabeth’s Pearl and Diamond Leaf Brooch]

The Death of Princess Paley in 1929

[Cartier Pearl and Diamond Corsage]

The Death of Queen Adelaide in 1849

[Queen Adelaide’s Fringe Necklace | Diamond Brooch]

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The Russian State Visit to Sweden in 1997

The Royal Film Premiere of Gandhi in 1982

The Coronation of Emperor Napoleon in 1804

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Today in Royal History | December 1 

The Death of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in 2004

 The 21st Birthday of Princess Aiko of Japan

[Princess Sayako’s Mikimoto Diamond Tiara]

The 88th Birthday of Baroness Willoughby de Eresby 

The Birth of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll in 1912

[Diamond Shamrock Tiara | Cartier Ruby Brooch]

The Birth of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom in 1844

[Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Parure | Amethyst Tiara | Diamond Circlet | Turquoise CircletDiamond Chandelier Earrings | Diamond Link Choker | Diamond and Pearl Brooch | Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Chain]

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Queen Margrethe in Iceland in 2018

The Christening of Prince Gabriel of Sweden in 2017

The Engagement of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in 2000

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The Jewels of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark on Auction

Today in Royal History | November 30


The 50th Birthday of Karen Spencer, Countess Spencer

[Spencer Diamond Earrings | Spencer Diamond Rivière | Spencer Tiara | Spencer Honeysuckle Tiara]

The 57th Birthday of Crown Prince Akishino of Japan

The Birth of Princess Henriette of Belgium, Duchess of Vendôme in 1870

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Kingdom of Barbados becomes a Republic in 2021

  Prince Harry in Barbados in 2016

The Funeral of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium in 1965

The Engagement of Princess Alexandra of Kent in 1962

  Royal Film Performance in 1948

 The Funeral of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in 1916

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St Andrew’s Day

[Queen Mary’s Diamond Thistle Brooch | Queen Mother’s Diamond Thistle Brooch]

Today in Royal History | November 29


The Wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece in 1934

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Prince Harry in Grenada in 2016

Royal Bridges Convergence in 2016

Princess Alexandra’s 80th Birthday Reception in 2016

The Christening of Prince Nikolaos of Greece in 1969

The Queen Mother at the University of London Ball in 1958

The Royal Academy Banquet in 1956

Princess Marina in Athens in 1952

  The Danish State Visit to France in 1950

Concert at the Austrian Embassy in London in 1937

The Abdication of King Thibaw Min of Burma in 1885

[Burma’s Lost Royals

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Today in Royal History | November 28


The 6th Birthday of Prince Liam of Nassau

The Death of Queen Helen of Romania in 1982

[Romanian Greek Key Tiara | Russian Sapphire Earrings | Russian Sapphire Brooch | Fleur-de-Lys BroochDiamond Sautoir]

The Death of Princess Sibylla of Sweden in 1972

[Connaught Diamond Tiara | Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara | Swedish Cameo Parure | Sapphire Necklace | Diamond Bracelet Bandeau | Bernadotte Emerald Parure | Pink Topaz Parure | 5-Strand Pearl Necklace]

The Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in 1962

[Dutch Pearl and Diamond Stomacher | Mellerio Ruby Tiara | Diamond Trellis Necklace | Dutch Diamond Stars | Dutch Royal Tiaras]

The Death of Queen Elena of Italy in 1952

[Queen Margherita’s Savoy Knot Tiara]

The Birth of Princess Lilian of Belgium, Princess of Réthy in 1916

[Cartier Flower Tiara | Queen Elisabeth’s Cartier Bandeau Tiara | Köchert Emerald Brooch]

The Birth of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma in 1900

[Mountbatten Tiara | Pearl and Diamond Tiara | Pearl Star Tiara | Art Deco Diamond Necklace | Emerald Necklace | Diamond Floral Necklace]

The Birth of Infanta Maria Antónia, Duchess of Parma in 1862

[Bourbon-Parma Tiara]

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The Chinese State Visit to Spain in 2018

The Belgian State Visit to the Netherlands in 2016

The Spanish State Visit to Portugal in 2016

  Duke of Westminster’s Memorial Service in 2016

Princess Grace at the Palace of Versailles in 1973 

Albanian Independence Day in 1938

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Today in Royal History | November 27


The 65th Birthday of Caroline Kennedy

[Jackie Kennedy’s Diamond Sunburst Brooch]

The Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck in 1833

[Teck Crescent Tiara | Teck Ears of Wheat Tiara | Teck Diamond Hoop Necklace | Cambridge Emerald Parure | Cambridge Pearl Pendant BroochTeck Sapphire Stomacher | Duchess of Gloucester’s Pendant Earrings]

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Prince Harry engaged to Meghan Markle in 2017

[Engagement Interview | Engagement Ring]

Luxembourg State Visit to Japan in 2017

  Prince Harry in St Vincent in 2016

Norwegian Centenary Ball at the Royal Palace of Oslo in 2005

Chinese State Visit to Spain in 1984

The Enthronement of King Juan Carlos of Spain in 1975

Thanksgiving Dinner in London in 1958 

 The Queen at British Museum in 1957

Banquet at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea in 1956

The Wedding Gala of Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1932

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Today in Royal History | November 26


The Birth of Queen Maud of Norway in 1869

[Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara | Diamond Tiara | Diamond Circlet | Queen Alexandra’s Turquoise Circlet | Diamond Chandelier Earrings | Seed Pearl Choker | Diamond and Pearl Brooch  | Drapers’ Company Brooch | Aquamarine Brooch | Diamond Brooch | Pearl Bow Brooch | Norwegian Royal Tiaras]

 The Birth of Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia in 1847

[Empress Maria Feodorovna’s Pearl Drop Tiara | Maria Feodorovna’s Sapphire Bandeau |  Sapphire Choker | Pearl Earrings | Sapphire Brooch | Diamond Pendant]


The Wedding of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Princess Alix of Hesse in 1894

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Thanksgiving Dinner in London in 1958 

The Battle of Balaclava Centenary Ball in 1954

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Today in Royal History | November 25


The Death of The Hon. Margaret Rhodes in 2016

The Birth of Princess Victoria Melita | Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna in 1876

[Emerald Tiara | Strawberry Leaf Tiara | Greek Key Tiara | Cartier Sapphire Necklace | Diamond Necklace | English Rose Brooch]


The Wedding of the Prince of Leiningen and Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia in 1925

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Prince Harry in St Lucia in 2016

The British State Visit to Abu Dhabi and Oman in 2010 

The Anglo-Spanish Society Ball in London in 1987

The Queen in Sierra Leone in 1961

The Engagement of the Shah of Iran and Farah Diba in 1959 

The Royal Command Film Performance of ‘The Bishop’s Wife’ in 1947

King Haakon VII’s Silver Jubilee in 1930

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Today in Royal History | November 24


The Death of Princess Sophie of Greece and Hanover in 2001

[Hanover Emerald Laurel Wreath Tiara | Hesse Emerald Tiara | Hesse Fleur-de-Lys Tiara | Hesse Amethyst Tiara | Hesse Emerald BroochKöchert Diamond Devant-de-Corsage]

The 66th Birthday of the Duke of Marlborough

The Death of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia in 1960

The Birth of Princess Bejaratana of Thailand in 1925

[Emerald Suite]

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The Spanish State Visit to Sweden in 2021

Royal Family at Rifles Regiment Awards Dinner in 2021

Royal Variety Performance in 2017

  Prince Harry in St Kitts and Nevis in 2016

Queen’s ‘Annus Horribilis’ Speech in 1992

The Funeral of the Hesse Royal Family in 1937

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Today in Royal History | November 23


The Death of Queen Elisabeth of Belgium in 1965

[Cartier Bandeau Tiara | Art Deco Diamond Tiara | Diamond Bandeau | Pearl and Diamond Leaf Brooch

The 72nd Birthday of Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein

[Habsburg Fringe Tiara]


The Wedding of Princess Dagmar of Denmark in 1922

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Peter Stuyvesant Ball in 2019

The Danish State Visit to Ghana in 2017

  Banquet at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in 1989

The Spanish State Visit to Nepal in 1986

The Belgian State Visit to Iran in 1964

Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko in Ethiopia in 1960

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