19 August 2018

The Top Ten: Crown Princess Mette-Marit's Jewels

Crown Princess Mette-Marit attends the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in Copenhagen, 14 May 2004 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Today, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway marks her 45th birthday, and we're celebrating by taking a look at ten of the most glittering and fabulous royal jewels she's worn since joining Norway's royal family in 2001. Chime in with your own top ten list in the comments below!

18 August 2018

The Daily Diadem: Princess Anne's Pearl Bandeau

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The Princess Royal wears a bandeau-style tiara that appears to be set with pearls for the Indian state banquet at Windsor Castle, 27 October 2009; the tiara, which does not appear to have been worn in public on any other occasions, is something of a mystery

The Plunket Tiara

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The tiaras that Queen Elizabeth II has worn throughout her lengthy reign have all come from the royal vaults -- with one very interesting exception. Today, we're talking about the Plunket Tiara, a piece which unexpectedly came to HM's rescue one night in early 1973.

17 August 2018

The Daily Diadem: The Aquamarine Pineflower Tiara

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Princess Anne of the United Kingdom (now Princess Royal) wears the Aquamarine Pineflower Tiara for a dinner in Belgrave Square during a state visit from West Germany, 3 July 1986; more on the unusual tiara here!

Jewel History: Iran Shah's Future Vague (1953)

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Soraya and the Shah traveling in London, 1958 (AFP/Getty Images)

"Iran Shah's Future Vague"
(originally appeared in the Montreal Gazette, 19 Aug 1953)

Rome, Aug. 18 -- Iran's refugee Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi [1] said today he did not plan to abdicate his throne but was vague about any attempt to return to riotous Tehran [2]. Indications were that any return would be in the distant future [3].