Spain

The colourful tiara given to a princess by a billionaire

The only ruby tiara in the Spanish Royal Family’s collection is the Niarchos Ruby Bandeau and its accompanying parure. Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark received a treasure trove of jewels on her wedding day in 1962. In addition to the Prussian Tiara, a gift from her parents (King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece); the Mellerio Shell Tiara, a gift from her in-laws (Infante Juan and…
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Royal Christmas

Queen Elizabeth II's most famous Christmas speeches

For seven decades, Queen Elizabeth II was a regular guest at millions of Christmas dinners. At 3pm, people across the UK and Commonwealth tuned in to hear her festive address. The tradition continues with her son and successor, King Charles III. His Majesty is following a…
British Royals

The special celebrations that the Royal Family are adding to their Christmas traditions

The Christmas period is always a particularly fun time for royal watching, with behind-the-scenes pictures of the palaces being decorated for the holidays and royals carrying out holiday-themed engagements moving to the forefront. The Royal Family have always played a significant part in Christmas traditions for the UK, with their annual celebration at Sandringham and the morning walk to and…
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British Royals

The dazzling aquamarine tiara that has only ever been worn by Queen Elizabeth II

The Aquamarine Parure began as a coronation gift and has morphed into a jewelled legacy between a Monarch and the people of Brazil who contributed, over a period of 15 years, to one of Queen Elizabeth II’s most fashionable and complete parures. And now that set of sparkling gems is in the care of Queen Camilla. However, while Her Majesty has already worn several of the tiaras that are used…
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Interests

The Wales family leads the royals at Together at Christmas service

The Princess of Wales welcomed the wider Royal Family to her annual Together at Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey on Friday evening, including her youngest, Prince Louis, who joined his siblings at the event for the first time. Catherine has hosted Together at Christmas since 2021, with each year’s carol service themed around a specific area of life in the United Kingdom. The first…
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