Denmark

The prince who proposed to a future queen with a jewel inspired by an empress

While royal engagement rings are typically impressive based on their size, value, and history, there are some that are more unique than others. Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s engagement ring is particularly special among her peers. The then-Princess Margrethe of Denmark met Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, a French diplomat, in the early 1960s while she was studying at the London School of…
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Prince & Princess of Wales

The jewellery link between the Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother

Several members of the Royal Family attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and The Princess of Wales debuted a brooch with strong connections to the Queen Mother.  The Princess wore one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite necklaces, a three-strand pearl necklace that she inherited upon the late Queen’s death in September 2022, as well as the Bahrain Pearl Drop…
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History

King George V and the Cenotaph

The Cenotaph in Whitehall is one of the most recognisable war memorials in the world and King George V played a significant role in its unveiling in 1920. In 1919, Sir Edwin Lutyens designed a temporary wood and plaster monument to mark those who had died in the Great…
Norway

Business and the environment top agenda for Crown Prince of Norway on German visit

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has begun a four-day visit to Germany. There are several key items of focus for the visit, including Norwegian literature and defence industries.  The Crown Prince began his visit in Munich. He attended the opening of the Norwegian-German Business Summit and gave a speech to open the conference. The conference’s primary focus is on the cooperation between Norway…
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Princess Anne and Family

The poignant tribute to Queen Elizabeth II from Princess Anne

The Princess Royal has worn one of her late mother’s favourite cloaks to a London event and it’s become one of this year’s royal style statements.   Princess Anne wore her mother’s Admiral’s Cloak to attend a Choral Evensong at Temple Church, a royal peculiar in London. (A royal peculiar is a church that directly reports to the monarch rather than to the Anglican Church…
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