British RoyalsInsight

Sapphires for September: the British Royal Collection

Today we’re looking at some of the beautiful sapphire pieces in the British Royal Family’s collection. The Belgian Sapphire Tiara [getty src=”493453252″ width=”594″ height=”418″ tld=”ca”] Queen Elizabeth purchased a sapphire necklace from the collection of Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1963 to add to a set of sapphires…
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FeaturesHistoryInsightSweden

A look at Sweden's royal christening gown

All big royal events have symbolism attached to them and when Prince Julian of Sweden is baptised, on August 13, 2021, at the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace, he will find himself wrapped in one of his family’s best-known traditions. The little royal, youngest child of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, will be christened wearing the gown that has been used by Bernadotte babies for over…
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FeaturesInsightMonaco

Royal Olympians: Princess Charlene

Before she became the Princess of Monaco, Princess Charlene was a swimming champion and Olympian in South Africa who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. As the Summer Olympics begin, let’s look at Princess Charlene’s Olympic career. Charlene Wittstock developed a love of swimming in her childhood, which was spent in Zimbabwe (where she was born in 1978) and South…
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DenmarkInsight

Queen Margrethe and the Faroe Islands

Later this week, Queen Margrethe will visit the Faroe Islands aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog in her role as queen of the North Atlantic islands. Ahead of her visit, let’s take a look at Queen Margrethe’s history with the Faroe Islands. It was officially confirmed in…
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Diana, 60 Years: The church where Diana was christened

Diana, Princess of Wales, was born on this day in 1961. On 30 August of that year, she was christened in St Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham, a place of worship that has enjoyed a long relationship with the Royal Family she would later join. Let’s take a look at the history of this historic church. St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham is listed as a Grade II building, meaning that…
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