Today in Royal History | November 30


The 55th Birthday of Crown Prince Akishino of Japan

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

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  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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Today in Royal History | November 29


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

Royal Events OTD

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

  The Danish State Visit to France in 1950

The Abdication of King Thibaw Min of Burma in 1885

[Burma’s Lost Royals

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Mountbatten Emerald Necklace

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.

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Today in Royal History | November 28


The 4th Birthday of Prince Liam of Nassau

The Death of Queen Helen of Romania in 1982

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

The Death of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in 1962

[Dutch Royal Tiaras | Diamond Trellis Necklace]

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

[Queen Elisabeth’s Cartier Bandeau Tiara]

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]

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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 Birth of Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck in 1833

[Teck Ears of Wheat Tiara | Teck Crescent Tiara | Teck Circle Tiara |Cambridge Emerald Parure | Teck Sapphire Stomacher]

Royal Events OTD

 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

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Today in Royal History | November 26


The Birth of Queen Maud of Norway in 1869

[Norwegian Royal Tiaras | Diamond Tiara | Diamond Chandelier Earrings | Seed Pearl Choker | Diamond and Pearl Brooch  | Drapers’ Company Brooch | Aquamarine Brooch]

 The Birth of Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia in 1847


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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Sotheby’s Fine Jewels | 26 November 2020