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Giving By Degrees – Gifting in the British Royal Family: Article by David McClure

  August 5, 2015 at 11:02 am by

Following the three-part series on the wealth of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom we brought to you back in April, royal author David McClure has shared with us another article – this time focusing on the manner in which members of the British Royal Family have distributed their wealth in the form of gifts – based on his book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Guests

  June 14, 2015 at 2:40 am by

Yesterday’s royal wedding in Sweden saw a number of royal ladies don evening gowns and tiaras in celebration. Typically, what the guests wore was a large discussion point, so here is a run-down of the dresses that graced the coral carpet. (We will be having a ‘Best Dressed Royal Guest’ poll in the Fashion Forum shortly, so keep an eye out for that!) Mother of the groom Queen Silvia went for … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: The Bridal Gown

  June 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm by

Sofia Hellqvist became HRH Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland today, let’s take a look at the bridal gown she chose for her big day. The gown was designed by Ida Sjöstedt, who was widely tipped to be given the honour in the lead-up to the wedding. Made of crepe-silk with Italian double organza, it also featured a lace-covered bodice with a wide v-neckline and full-length sleeves. José María Ruiz created the lace … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For Sofia

  June 10, 2015 at 9:00 am by

The most speculated topic regarding Saturday’s upcoming Swedish royal wedding is whether or not Sofia Hellqvist will wear a tiara from the Bernadotte collection, and if so, which one it will be. Let’s take a look at three of the tiaras used at the most recent weddings in the royal family: The tiara most associated with royal weddings in Sweden is the Cameo Tiara, which was worn by Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Debuts Her Ansorena Tiara

  April 16, 2015 at 1:10 am by

It appears that when foreign royals receive an invitation to a major gala event in Denmark, they go rummaging around in their jewel vaults thinking, “What hasn’t been worn in a while?” First Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece brought out Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara for a banquet in 2012 to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s ruby jubilee. Now, Queen Letizia of Spain has debuted her Ansorena tiara at the same Queen’s … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One

  March 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading

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Swedes Host Representation Dinner at Royal Palace

  February 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family tonight attended the first representation dinner of the year at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia led their three children in greeting the 120 guests in the White Sea ballroom of the Palace. The guest list was made up of members of the Swedish parliament and government, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as individuals who have contributed to … Continue reading

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2014 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Sweden

  December 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden tonight presented the Nobel Prize awards in a glittering ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. The 2014 laureates were for physics Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, for chemistry Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner, for physiology/medicine John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser, for literature Patrick Modiano, and for economic sciences Jean Tirole. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria … Continue reading

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Dutch Monarch Begins State Visit to Japan

  October 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen today began their state visit to Japan, which will last until Friday. On hand for the welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace were Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Both Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Masako wore shades of orange – the Queen in a burnt-orange silk dress paired with her signature turban-style headwear, the Crown Princess in a traditional peach … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Historic Irish State Visit

  April 9, 2014 at 5:27 am by

The President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, is currently on a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the first official visit by an Irish head of state to the United Kingdom. Having arrived into the country on Monday, the President and his wife Sabina were collected by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall from the … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Welcome Chinese President

  March 23, 2014 at 6:37 am by

The Dutch King and Queen yesterday welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, for a two-day state visit that is the first state visit by a Chinese President to the Netherlands. President Xi and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, arrived yesterday morning at Amsterdam Schipol International Airport, and were greeted with the traditional military guard of honour. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima headed the welcoming committee. The … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Parliament Dinner

  March 13, 2014 at 6:32 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark last night hosted a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the Danish parliament. The Queen, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Princess Benedikte each greeted the attendees – members of the parliament, the government and the Danish members of the European Parliament – before proceeding into the Great Hall for the banquet. On the menu was grilled tuna … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend 2013 Nobel Prize Awards

  December 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm by

On December 10, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Christina attended the Nobel Prize Awards. Also present were Countess Bettina Bernadotte and her husband Philipp Haugg. The Nobels are in memory of the Prizes’ founder, Alfred Nobel, and are a tradition for the Swedish Royal Family since 1901. Usually, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine attend the ceremony, but due to other reasons were … Continue reading

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Time To Vote For Best Dressed Royal At The Dutch Inauguration

  May 6, 2013 at 11:35 am by

It was a good two days where royals gathered in The Netherlands to farewell Queen Beatrix and welcome King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. The royals pulled out their best evening dresses and jewelry. Royals were seen in seen-before outfits, new outfits and borrowed outfits and some royals even stayed very traditional. It’s time for you to vote and discuss who you thought was the best dressed. Vote and discuss in … Continue reading

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Bea Hosts Black-Tie Dinner Ahead of Abdication

  April 29, 2013 at 11:12 pm by

Ahead of her abdication tomorrow, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands tonight hosted a black-tie dinner at the recently renovated Rijksmuseum for foreign guests. Guests, which included foreign heirs to the throne, members of the Dutch government and former Dutch territory governments, began arriving at around 7:30pm, for the 8pm dinner. The Dutch Royal Family gathered at the Dam Palace beforehand, and left together en route to the dinner. For her … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm

  December 11, 2012 at 9:08 am by

Just hours after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in Oslo, it was Stockholm’s turn to initiate several individuals into the Nobel family. The 2012 awards ceremony took place, as it does annually, at the Stockholm Concert Hall, before a gala banquet was held at Stockholm’s City Hall. The Nobel Prizes are awarded in five categories (excluding the Peace Prize) each year: physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature and economic sciences. This … Continue reading

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The State Banquet: Jewels, Orders and Decorations

  November 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm by

As with all State Visits, the hosts and the guests pay special attention to the Orders and Decorations they are wearing. The rule of thumb is to wear the highest honour available from the other country, and the Banquet in honour of the Kuwaiti State Visit was no exception in that respect. The Queen already held the Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great and is also Member Special … Continue reading

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Jewel of the Day: The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara

  September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm by

The tiara was named after its original owner Maria Pavlovna, Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia, the wife of Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (third son of Alexander II and brother to Alexander III). The Grand Duchess had impeccable taste in sparkling gems and wore them to great effect. Maria Pavlovna never tried to hide her disdain for Empress Alexandra, wife of Nicholas II, and went as far as to establish a … Continue reading

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Princess Christina’s Jewellery Stolen from Palace Apartment

  June 14, 2012 at 5:45 am by

Princess Christina has been the victim of theft recently, as a number of her jewels were stolen from her apartment at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The jewels were stolen by a 19-year-old friend of the Princess’s husband, Mr Tord Magnuson, who was being mentored by Magnuson. According to Aftonbladet, the man also lived with the couple briefly in their Palace apartment. He reportedly sold the jewellery to two men … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Receives Jubilee Tiara

  June 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm by

In an audience earlier today at Amalienborg, Queen Margrethe II was presented with her jubilee gift from Greenland’s parliament and home rule government. The gift consists of a tiara and earrings set, made by Greenlandic goldsmith Nicolai Appel. The tiara, named Nassut and meaning ‘Flowers from Greenland’, was made of melted gold coins, the gold of which was mined from the Kirkespirdalen mine in Greenland. The specific coins used were designed … Continue reading

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