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May Jewels: Luxembourg's Best Emeralds

It’s the birthstone of May and about as striking a stone as you can find in any jewellery box. In the fifth month of the year, Royal Central is celebrating all things emerald. And today, we’re looking at the tiaras dominated by that stone which are owned by the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family. Chaumet Emerald Tiara The Chuamet Emerald Tiara is an Art Deco-style tiara made with…
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May's Monarch Moment: a Royal Baby Special

We’re about to meet a monarch in the making. This month, the Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg welcome their first child. It’s a happy event for them, a moment of celebration in strange and difficult times and history in the making. For their baby…
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April Sparkle: Luxembourg's Best Diamonds

Today, let’s look at some of the best diamonds in the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family vaults. Belgian Scroll Tiara Embed from Getty Images Presented to Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium in 1953 upon her marriage to Hereditary Grand Duke Jean, this intricate diamond tiara features a whopping 854 diamonds set in scrolls, crescents, and palmette designs made of platinum. The…
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Margrethe at 80: Queen of Denmark

Today, we’re looking back at the first ten years of Queen Margrethe’s reign, from 1972 to 1982. Princess Margrethe was born in 1940, the oldest daughter of Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid. At the time of her birth, women could not succeed to the throne of Denmark. However, after three daughters were born to the king, it became clear that he would not have a male heir to succeed him…
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Philippe at 60: A Love Story with Mathilde

Embed from Getty Images Prince Philippe and Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz made a surprising announcement in September 1999: they had been in a secret relationship and were now engaged to be married. Mathilde, a member of the Belgian nobility, would eventually become the first Belgian-born Queen of the Belgians. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images The couple married…
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