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Sapphires for September: Queen Silvia’s Leuchtenberg Sapphires

Among Europe’s royal families, the Swedish Royal Family owns one of the the most impressive jewelry collections. The Leuchtenberg sapphire and diamond parure in particular goes back to early 19th century and is said to have been a wedding gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to Princess Augusta of Bavaria, his stepson’s bride. Josephine of Leuchtenberg—Augusta’s daughter—brought it with her…
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History of Royal Titles: The Dukedom of Edinburgh

Dukedoms are the highest titles in the British roll of peerage. These titles are sometimes created and bestowed on sons and grandsons of the British monarch, usually when they get married. Named after the capital city of Scotland, the Dukedom of Edinburgh was first…
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History of Royal Titles: The Dukedom of Edinburgh

Dukedoms are the highest titles in the British roll of peerage. These titles are sometimes created and bestowed on sons and grandsons of the British monarch, usually when they get married. Named after the capital city of Scotland, the Dukedom of Edinburgh was first created on 15 July 1726 during the reign of King George I, who bestowed it upon his grandson, Prince Frederick (1707-1751), who…
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The grandchildren of King George V

On 6 July 1893, Prince George (1865-1936), the second son of the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, married Princess Mary of Teck (1867-1953). Mary had been previously engaged to George’s older brother, Prince Albert Victor, who had died of influenza a few weeks…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Felix and Princess Claire

Seven years ago, on 17 September, Prince Felix of Luxembourg, (then 29), the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, married Claire Lademacher, (then 28), in the bride’s hometown of Frankfurt, Germany. [getty src=”181423938″ width=”594″ height=”385″] Several days later, on 21 September, the two had their religious wedding in the…
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Queen Anne of Romania: a queen without a country

On 13 August, Romania commemorated four years since the funeral of Queen Anne, Romania’s first royal funeral since the burial of Queen Marie in July 1938. Queen Anne of Romania, born Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1923, died on 1 August 2016, and Romania and Moldova, two republics, held national services in her honour. A graduate of the New York Parsons School of Design and a former sales…
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