Today in Royal History | December 1 


The Death of Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in 2004

 The 22nd Birthday of Princess Aiko of Japan

[Princess Sayako’s Mikimoto Diamond Tiara]

The 89th Birthday of Baroness Willoughby de Eresby

The Birth of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll in 1912

[Diamond Shamrock Tiara | Diamond Earrings | Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Brooch]

The Birth of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom in 1844

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

Royal Events OTD

The Jewels of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark on Auction in 2022

Royal Variety Performance in 2022

The Prince and Princess of Wales in Boston in 2022

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

Royal Events Today

Royal Variety Performance 2023

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden joined the Prince and Princess of Wales to attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 30th, during their Official Visit to Britain. The Performance is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which the late Queen was patron, which helps entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times.

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Today in Royal History | November 30


The 51st Birthday of Karen Spencer, Countess Spencer

[Spencer Diamond Earrings | Spencer Diamond Rivière | Spencer Tiara | Spencer Honeysuckle Tiara | Tourmaline Brooch/Pendant]

The 58th Birthday of Crown Prince Akishino of Japan

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

Royal Events OTD

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

Royal Events Today

St Andrew’s Day

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

Swedish Royal Visits to Britain

As  Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden begin their Official Visit to Britain today, it is confirmed that they will be received by the Prince and Princess of Wales at Windsor Castle tomorrow, ahead of the Royal Variety Performance. The Swedish and British Royal Families have had a long and close family relationship over the years, with several Official and Private Royal Visits to Britain over the last century!

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Queen in Panama, 1953

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh continued their 6-month Commonwealth Tour in Panama, on this day in 1953, following Tours around the United Kingdom after the Queen’s Coronation. The stops in BermudaJamaica, and Panama were followed by visits to FijiTongaNew ZealandAustraliaCeylon, Aden, Uganda, Malta and Gibraltar. Panama became the first foreign nation visited by the Queen after her accession.

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