The Netherlands

A set of sapphires with links to a list of queens is the jewel pick of the heir to the Dutch throne

Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th birthday gala was a landmark event for the young Danish royal. Luckily for royal watchers everywhere, many of the guests wore tiaras and jewels. Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, the Princess of Orange, wore the Dutch Sapphire Necklace Tiara. King Willem III purchased a choker necklace for his wife, Queen Emma, that was made of ten diamonds…
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Spain

Spain's royal family together again ahead of special ceremony

Spain’s royal family reunited publicly for the first time in two months as they came together for one of the most important events of their year. Infanta Sofia joined her sister, Leonor, and their parents, King Felipe and Queen Letizia, in Oviedo as events for the Princess of Asturias awards got under way. Sofia has been in Wales where she’s just begun her two year course at UWC Atlantic…
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Norway

What is the Order of St. Olav?

King Harald’s gift to Prince Christian on his 18th birthday this past weekend was the designation as a Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav. What is the Order of St. Olav? Let’s discuss. Founded by King Oscar I in 1847, though he reigned as the Sovereign of both Norway and Sweden, the Order of St. Olav was distinctly a Norwegian chivalric order. When the union dissolved in 1905, another…
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Denmark

What is the Order of the Elephant?

Prince Christian has debuted his first national order, having been made a Knight of the Order of the Elephant the morning of his 18th birthday. The Order of the Elephant is Denmark’s highest chivalric order and is bestowed entirely at the Sovereign’s discretion.
Belgium

The discreet tiara of a beloved queen that was worn by an historic heir

Belgium’s future queen wore a tiara once belonging to a beloved great-aunt for Prince Christian’s 18th birthday in Copenhagen last weekend. Walking into the gala dinner arm-in-arm with Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess Elisabeth sported the Wolfers Tiara, which was a wedding present to Queen Fabiola in 1960. Embed from Getty Images Crafted by Belgian jeweller Wolfers as a…
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