British RoyalsFeaturesInsightPrincess Anne and Family

Anne at 70: Her best tiara moments

As Princess Anne celebrates her 70th birthday, let’s look at some of her best tiara moments. The Princess Royal mainly uses three tiaras: the Festoon Tiara, the Meander Tiara, and the Aquamarine Pineflower Tiara. At one of her first state dinners, Princess Anne wore the Meander Tiara. The Princess Royal is pictured here at Windsor Castle for a state dinner in honour of President Saragat…
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FeaturesInsightRoyal WeddingsThe Yorks

Princess Beatrice and the ultimate Windsor wedding tiara

It’s become one of the big questions in the run up to a royal marriage – which tiara will the bride wear? It’s now an accepted part of any Windsor wedding and the decision of Princess Beatrice to wear the same tiara as her grandmother did as a bride for her big day is both sentimental and rather significant. For Beatrice is now the third generation of the Queen’s family…
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European RoyalsFeaturesInsightThe Netherlands

Jewels for July: The Netherlands' Famous Rubies

The ruby is the birthstone for July. It’s been used in royal jewellery collections for centuries and it now features in some of the most striking pieces in European vaults. The Dutch royal gem collection has some famous examples of the stone. Here are the Netherlands’ famous royal rubies. Ruby Peacock Parure Embed from Getty Images Commissioned in 1897 by Queen Wilhelmina…
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June's Jewels: Denmark's Best Pearls

Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara Embed from Getty Images Crown Princess Mary received a small wedding tiara, fashioned from diamond hearts and fleur-de-lis motifs, as a gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. No further details of its provenance have ever been released, but the strong suspicion is that the tiara was purchased at auction. In 2011, Crown Princess Mary had the…
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