Denmark

The unique golden tiara that is a favourite of a stylish queen

Only Queen Margrethe could sport one of the most unusual tiaras in existence: the Golden Poppies tiara. Designed in 1976 by Arje Griegst, Queen Margrethe was only four years into her reign when she started wearing the Golden Poppies. It was the Queen’s own commission and creative inspiration that led to the tiara’s creation. The golden poppies are framed around her head by delicate stems…
Read more
Norway

An ultra modern tiara for a very modern queen

One of Queen Sonja’s most modern and unique tiaras was a gift from her husband on her 60th birthday. In 1997, Queen Sonja was presented with the Modern Gold Tiara, crafted by Millie Behrens. The tiara features golden strips of metal set with diamonds in the spacing and a central gemstone that can be changed between a red-orange topaz, a tourmaline, and a diamond. The tiara is truly…
Read more
Luxembourg

The sparkling citrine in Luxembourg's royal collection

The stones at the heart of this Luxembourg tiara have long been a mystery to royal watchers: are they topazes or are they citrines? The Grand Ducal Household has never officially declared which gemstones are used in the tiara, so nearly every article about it calls it the…
Denmark

The golden tiara that marked a Ruby Jubilee

Queen Margrethe received a special tiara to mark her Ruby Jubilee in 2012, a golden gift from the people of Greenland. The Naasut Tiara (Naasut is the Greenlandic word for ‘flowers’) is created of golden floral elements with diamonds featured as well. Queen Margrethe was presented with the Naasut Tiara by the Inatsisartut (or Parliament) of Greenland at an official ceremony in the summer…
Read more
Sweden

Protesters in the Middle East burn pictures of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Images of the King of Sweden have been set alight by protesters in several countries in the Middle East in the wake of a series of burnings of the Koran in Sweden. Muslims around the world have expressed their offence at the Koran burnings. Now, photos of Carl XVI Gustaf have been set on fire in several countries. The Swedish Royal Court has declined to comment on the matter. Most Swedes…
Read more