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27

Sep

On This Day: Royal History- September 27

Events:

1066: William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Sommer River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England

1922: King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, King George II

Born:

1275: John II, Duke of Brabant

1389: Cosimo de’Medici

1601: Louis XIII of France

1943: Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta

17

Sep

On This Day: Royal History- September 17th

Born:

879: Charles the Simple, King of France

1630: Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma

1674: Ernest Augustus, Duke of York and Albany

1688: Maria Luisa of Savoy. She was the first wife of Philip V of Spain.

1968: Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece

03

Sep

On This Day: Royal History- September 3 

Events:

1189: Richard I of England is crowned at Westminster.

Born:

1034: Emperor Go-Sanjo of Japan

1499: Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II of France

1781: Eugene de Beauharnais. He was the son of Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie and stepson of Napoleon Bonaparte.

1851: Olga Constantinovna of Russia. She was the wife of King George I of Greece and regent of Greece in 1920. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Constantine Nikolaievich of Russia and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg.

30

Aug

On This Day: Royal History- August 30 

Born:

1334: Peter of Castile

1808: Princess Ludovika of Bavaria

1813: Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria

1842: Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia. Eldest daughter of Tsar Alexander of Russia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine

1870: Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia. She was the daughter King George I of Greece and Queen Olga Konstantinovna of Russia.

1915: Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland

1917: Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia. Claimed to be the Head of the Imperial Family of Russia and Titular Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias.

1946: Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. She was born Princess of Denmark as the youngest daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid of Sweden. She is the youngest sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and cousin of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

28

Aug

29

Jul

royalwatcher:

King Konstantinos II and Queen Anna Maria of Greece

09

Jul

alessandrahautumn:

royalwatcher:

Queen Sophia’s Diamond Tiara

History: This tiara was first seen on Queen Sophie, previously known as Princess Sophie of Prussia on her wedding to Constantine I of Greece in 1889. The tiara was later inherited by Queen Sophia’s daughter-in-law, Queen Frederika after she had died in 1932. The tiara was then never seen for over four decades, allowing many “royal watchers” to question its ownership. Many argued that the tiara had been sold after the Greek Royal Family was deposed due to it not being seen on Queen Anne-Marie. However in 2012, the tiara was seen on Crown Princess Marie-Chantal at Queen Margrethe II’s Ruby Jubilee, putting some of the rumours too rest. 

Provenance

  • Queen Sophia of Greece (1889)
  • Queen Frederika (1932)
  • Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (??)

Notable Apparences

  • Princess Marie-Chantal to Queen Margrethe II’s Ruby Jubilee (2012)

(Thanks to various royal blogs for the info: The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor, Mad Hattery, and Tiara Mania, among others.  I have tried to do my best research; hopefully there are no errors.)

royalwatcher:

Queen Frederika with her children, Princess Sophia, Constantine II of Greece, and Princess Irene

royalwatcher:

Queen Frederika with her children, Princess Sophia, Constantine II of Greece, and Princess Irene

08

Jul

misshonoriaglossop:

Queen Sophie of Greece (née Princess Sophie of Prussia)

misshonoriaglossop:

Queen Sophie of Greece (née Princess Sophie of Prussia)

29

Jun

Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece.