The Netherlands

Royal pet steals the show again at Christmas photo call

The Dutch Royal Family has posed for their annual Christmas photocall and while the fashion is up for debate, one family member clearly stole the show: Mambo, their pet dog. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane posed in the courtyard at Huis ten Bosch Palace in front of the large Christmas trees. View this post on…
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Belgium's future queen visits hospital named in her honour

Princess Elisabeth returned to the site of her first-ever royal engagement for a Christmas reception this week. The future queen of the Belgians attended a holiday reception at the Princess Elisabeth Hospital in Ghent, which she officially opened on her first solo royal…

A sprinkle of Christmas sparkle: five dazzling tiara moments from 2023

We were spoiled this year: a Coronation, a Jubilee, an 18th birthday gala, and all the state events in between! How can you possibly narrow down the top five tiara appearances? I’m going to try! 1. The Princess of Wales Digs Out the Strathmore Rose Tiara Embed from Getty Images What else could make the top of the list? When the Princess of Wales showed up to the South Korean State…
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The complex prince who helped make modern Monaco: Louis II

He was a complex man with great passions who helped transform the nation he ruled. During his time as Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Louis II oversaw a period of great cultural strides and dark days for the principality. Prince Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi was born…
Prince & Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales reflects on new beginnings

The Princess of Wales has released a special message ahead of her Together at Christmas carol service airing on Christmas Eve, dedicating the service to those who look out for the youngest generation. In a new message shared from Kensington Palace, Catherine relates the birth of Jesus to supporting the early years. “The arrival of every baby is a precious and momentous time, it brings us…
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Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla to start her own podcast

Queen Camilla is bringing her love of literature to a new platform in the new year: the Queen plans to launch a Reading Room tie-in podcast. In an Instagram reel, The Queen’s Reading Room announced that their brand-new podcast will be a “place for book lovers—and…

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…
The Netherlands

The historic tiara that unites some of the most famous queens of the past century

It’s one of the most striking tiaras in the Dutch royal collection and Queen Maxima has just worn it for an important State Visit by the President of South Korea. The ruby diadem has a special place in the country’s royal history for it was made for the woman who would be the last queen consort of the Netherlands in over a decade. And her jewellery has become a favourite of Maxima…
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