Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Archduchess Rosemary of Austria-Tuscany, who died at the age of 97 on this day in 2001! A Princess of Salm-Salm who married a member of the Tuscan branch of the House of Habsburg and became the mother of thirteen illustriously married children, the Archduchess lived a long and eventful life, so the anniversary gives us the perfect opportunity to feature her historic Topaz Parure, which originates from Empress Marie Louise!
Happy 10th Anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who got married on this day in 2011, in what was termed the ‘Wedding of the Century’! Since we have already covered their Pre-Wedding Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and their Wedding at Westminster Abbey, we though today the perfect opportunity to feature their little-known Evening Wedding Reception at Buckingham Palace. Continue reading
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully last week at Windsor Castle just before his 100th Birthday, and members of the Royal Family have been paying tribute to the Duke over the past few days, releasing messages and previously unseen images as part of their ongoing tribute to the life and legacy of their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, which we are compiling here, separate from the Foreign Royal Condolences on the Death of the Duke of Edinburgh!
Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Marie José of Italy, who died on this day in 2001. The Belgian Princess who became the last Queen of Italy, Queen Marie Jose possessed the vast jewellery collection of the House of Savoy, but an outstanding example of that is the Sapphire Necklace we are featuring today!
Happy Birthday to Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo, who turns 57 today! Despite being the eldest daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, the Infanta has relatively few heirloom jewels in her procession, with a major exception being today’s piece, the Countess of Barcelona’s Pearl Bracelet, which serves a double purpose ahead of the 110th Anniversary of the Countess’ birth in just a few days.
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