King Charles and Queen Camilla have just begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland, their first visit following their Coronation this month, and the Queen has debuted a spectacular Royal Heirloom; Queen Mary’s Celtic Knot Brooch
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Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle
Following the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey and the Reception for Royalty and Heads of State at Buckingham Palace, the British Royal Family attended a Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle on the evening of May 7th.
Queen Elizabeth II’s 97th Birthday
On what would have been her 97th Birthday, the Princess of Wales has shared a photograph taken of the late Queen Elizabeth II with some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, which was taken by the Princess at Balmoral Castle last summer, where the Queen passed away in September. Continue reading
Queen’s Williamson Pink Diamond Brooch
Today marks the anniversary of the Birth of the late Queen Elizabeth II, who was born on this in 1926! The oldest and longest reigning British Monarch had one of, if not the, largest jewellery collections, and today’s piece is one that had been in her jewellery box for over seven decades, the Queen’s Williamson Pink Diamond Brooch! Continue reading
Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Tomorrow marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Mary! The Teck Princess who lived through the reigns of six monarchs and was the Queen Consort for twenty-five years, as well as a Queen Mother to two Kings and the Queen Grandmother to Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary assembled much of the British Royal Family’s spectacular Jewellery Collection, so we have been featuring some of the jewels in the days leading up to the anniversary, ending with the iconic Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara!
This week marks the 70th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Mary! The Teck Princess who lived through the reigns of six monarchs and was the Queen Consort for twenty-five years, as well as a Queen Mother to two Kings and the Queen Grandmother to Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary assembled much of the British Royal Family’s spectacular Jewellery Collection, so we are featuring some of the jewels in the days leading up to the anniversary, continuing with the Vladimir Tiara!
Queen Mary’s Russian Sapphire Cluster Brooch
Yesterday, Queen Camilla wore a spectacular heirloom Sapphire and Diamond Brooch for the first time for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. The massive Sapphire Brooch, which has a disputed provenance, has been an heirloom of the British Royal Family for almost nine decades, so thus we are featuring Queen Mary’s Russian Sapphire Cluster Brooch!
King George VI Festoon Necklace
Today marks the Anniversary of the Death of King George VI, who passed away on this day in 1952! The second son who unexpectedly acceded to the throne after his brother’s Abdication, and became the popular Wartime King and the last Emperor of India, King George VI was behind the commission and acquisition of several royal jewels, including this spectacular Diamond Festoon Necklace!
The late Queen had one of the world’s largest jewellery collections, and wore her heirloom and newly acquired Tiaras for hundreds of occasion during her long life and reign, but exactly 50 years ago today, the Queen had to borrow this Tiara after her own broke en-route to attend the Fanfare for Europe Gala to celebrate Britain’s entry into the European Union.
Greville Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Today marks the Anniversary of the Birth of Dame Margaret Greville, the Hon Mrs Greville, who was born on this day in 1863! The illegitimate daughter of a brewery millionaire, she married the son of a Baron, and became a noted Society Hostess, from her magnificent home at Polesden Lacey, getting close to the Queen Mother, to whom she left her enormous Jewellery Collection, so to mark the Anniversary today, we are featuring the Greville Diamond Chandelier Earrings!