Today marks the 85th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, who died on this day in 1935! The British Princess, who was the daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and the sister of King George V and Queen Maud of Norway, was prevented from marrying and remained the lifelong companion of her mother, living only a decade after her death. To mark the Anniversary, we are taking a look at her Cartier Diamond Tiara.
Today marks the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who was born on this day in 1900! The vivacious Heiress who married Prince Philip’s ambitious uncle and lived an uninhibited life before serving with distinction in WWII and becoming the last Vicereine of India, Lady Mountbatten had a fascinating life and quite a lovely jewellery collection. We have already discussed many of her jewels, including the Mountbatten Tiara, her Pearl and Diamond Tiara, Pearl Star Tiara, and Art Deco Diamond Necklace but today we are going to feature her famous Emerald Necklace.
Today marks the 180th Anniversary of the Birth of Victoria, Princess Royal and Empress Frederik, the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria who married Emperor Frederik of Germany and was the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II . To mark the anniversary, we are taking a look at Empress Frederick’s Pearl Corsage Brooch.
The Queen and members of the Royal Family attended the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London on Remembrance Sunday, November 8th, honouring those who have lost their lives in conflict, with this year marking the Centenary of the unveiling of the Cenotaph and the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War. Continue reading