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  1. prince.of.preslav

    Order of the Garter, Ceremonies and Information 2: 2022 -

    Thank you, that makes sense now. Oddly, the CD is not listed on the Wikipedia page (I know, I know), unlike the CD's received by the other members of the royal family, including the 3 Kent cousins.
  2. prince.of.preslav

    Order of the Garter, Ceremonies and Information 2: 2022 -

    I'm curious about the above announcement, which I presume is a press release from the Palace - it lists the Duchess' Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) and Order of St John (DStJ), but what does CD stand for? I'm not familiar with this abbreviation as part of the British honours system.
  3. prince.of.preslav

    Ferdinand I (1861-1948)

    Ferdinand I is back home and it the State had a small involvement in the transfer of his remains after all, as it was approved by the then Government a few months ago (the country is taking the Belgian path with the political crisis from 2007-2011). Apparently, there were also negotiations with...
  4. prince.of.preslav

    Ferdinand I (1861-1948)

    I was too nervous and had to catch my breath after running from my gate to theirs (we were on different flights to Bulgaria), so I completely forgot to ask about his late mother's remains. Anyway, I guess her body will also be transferred from Italy one day.
  5. prince.of.preslav

    Ferdinand I (1861-1948)

    Their Majesties are travelling to Bulgaria for the reburrial of Tsar Ferdinand. I just met them at the airport in Mallorca and had a brief chat about the upcoming funeral. Apparently the State is not involved at all and it will be a low-key affair. HM said that the family didn't want itto be too...
  6. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Mary of Denmark Jewels 1: 14 Jan 2024 -

    I read so too at the Court Jeweller. I stand corrected!
  7. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Mary of Denmark Jewels 1: 14 Jan 2024 -

    Queen Mary has started exploring the Danish vault, it seems! For the welcoming ceremony in Oslo, she debuted a ruby and diamond floral brooch (Link), which was previously worn by Queen Margrethe, for example during her Ruby Jubilee celebrations in 2012 (Link). Her pearl pendant earrings (one...
  8. prince.of.preslav

    Crown Princess Victoria, Current Events, Part 12

    A friend texted ME earlier "Victoria is opening Eurovision!" At first I though she meant a singer, until I realised it's the Crown Princess LOL
  9. prince.of.preslav

    Crown Princess Victoria Jewels 4: Jun 2023 -

    Victoria is also wearing the opal brooch to secure her sash of the Order of the Elephant at the back of her dress - LINK
  10. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Mary of Denmark Jewels 1: 14 Jan 2024 -

    No, the parure doesn't have a ring and this one has a very modern design. Margrethe II used to wear the parure with a large cabochon emerald ring surrounded by smaller diamonds. I don't know if it's private property or part of the family foundation, which you make it at Mary's disposal now.
  11. prince.of.preslav

    The Royal Family Order (RFO) and other Royal Orders and Decorations 2: Sep 2022-

    I think Princess Margaret got it right by wearing the Crown of India atop her royal family orders. After all, the OCI was/is part of the official honorific system and gave precedence to the wearer, while the RFO does not. We also know that the RFO's are worn in descending order, with the...
  12. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Mary of Denmark Jewels 1: 14 Jan 2024 -

    Did anyone notice the large emerald ring of Mary's right hand? It looks like a new addition to her expanding collection!
  13. prince.of.preslav

    The Royal Family Order (RFO) and other Royal Orders and Decorations 2: Sep 2022-

    Princess Alice wasn't very consistent with the placement of her CI, though. For example, in this 1952 portrait she's wearing it atop of her RFO's - LINK
  14. prince.of.preslav

    Princess Sofia of Sweden Jewels 2: 2018 -

    Maybe (cultured) Tahitian pearls?
  15. prince.of.preslav

    Jewels for sale: Worthy additions to royal collections

    That would be a great 20th wedding anniversary present to Queen Letizia!
  16. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Beatrix Jewels

    @dutchroyaljewels on Instagram has traced the large sapphire to Queen Juliana. The earrings should be either also sapphires or possibly chalcedony. https://www.instagram.com/dutchroyaljewels/p/Be8T97lA08v/?hl=bg
  17. prince.of.preslav

    Jewels of the British Nobility 2: Aug. 2023 -

    I believe it's the diamond tiara the late Dowager Duchess lost at an airport. It was later found and returned to her years ago. She used to wear it often at the Caledonia ball. If memory serves me, HG has stated that it's an heirloom.
  18. prince.of.preslav

    Danish Crown Jewels

    Queen Margrethe has told the story of how her mother, the late Queen Ingrid, wore the Crown pearl necklace every night in private trying to restore their luster after years of remaining unworn on display, but are there are known photographs of her wearing them at an official function?
  19. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Silvia Jewels 4: Jun 2023 -

    Thank you for the clear photo @Sarahbellar . I think that's the photo I had in mind, although from a different occasion. Anyway, Queen Silvia did wear the earrings and bracelet in Thailand in 2006. Not sure about the matching necklace...
  20. prince.of.preslav

    Forum Update - We're back! Ask your questions here.

    Me too! Other than that, the new look is great and it's much easier on the eyes. Well-done to all involved in the redesign and upgrade.
  21. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Silvia Jewels 4: Jun 2023 -

    That's a nice surprise from The Queen! First the lovely aquamarine earrings for the welcoming ceremony, then the modern diamond suit for the Banquet. I don't think the diamond demi-parure is new. I seem to remember HM has worn them before with the grey dress from the 2007 Japanese State Visit. I...
  22. prince.of.preslav

    Fashion and Style of Royal Men, Part 8: July 2022 -

    It was said that the dress set Christian wore at his birthday gala (the jewelled buttons on his vest) were a gift from Margarethe II and had belonged to the Prince Consort. They are a different set, though. However, we don't know the full extent of the gift, so is possible the sapphire cufflinks...
  23. prince.of.preslav

    Fashion and Style of Royal Men, Part 8: July 2022 -

    Yesterday during the abdication and proclamation in Christiansborg, Crown Prince Christian wore a pair of sapphire (?) cufflinks that belonged to his grandfather, the late Prince Henrik. Crown Prince Christian Prince Henrik
  24. prince.of.preslav

    Queen Camilla Jewels 1: September 2022 - February 2024

    You're right - it's an aquamarine brooch. It was first worn by Elizabeth II a few years ago for an audience at BP. There is a wonderful close up on Royal Musings, you have to scroll down almost to the bottom of the page. As we can see, the brooch is not only set with the large aquamarine and...
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