15 August 2014

Birthday Jewels: Princess Anne of the United Kingdom

The royals are firmly in vacation-mode right now, readers, so I'm postponing our weekly jewel news post until there's actually some jewel news to share! Instead, today we're celebrating the birthday of our Magpie of the Month, Princess Anne. Enjoy!



When your mother is one of the most powerful women in the world, you're going to have a few glittering events to attend. Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise, the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, was born on this day in 1950. To celebrate the Princess Royal's birthday, let's have a look at some of the jewelry she's worn to galas and banquets during her royal life so far.



June 1973: Attending a gala in Berlin





1977: Attending a film premiere in Leicester Square



May 1978: Leaving a dinner at the Dorchester Hotel 



February 1984: Floral jewels for a banquet in Gambia



July 1984: Berkeley Square Ball



December 1984: Diamonds and her copy of the Albert brooch at a banquet in Dubai



March 1987: Diamonds and rubies at a banquet for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia



April 1988: Wearing her grandmother's meander tiara during a Norwegian state visit



January 1992: Attending a fashion show in support of the British Clothing Council



April 1995: Diamonds and tartan for the Caledonian Ball



June 1996: At an Olympic fundraising ball in London



November 1997: Attending a gala for her parents' golden wedding anniversary



2001: Banquet hosted by the president of South Africa



June 2002: The festoon necklace for a Golden Jubilee dinner at Windsor Castle



December 2004: Saudi jewels for the Festival of Trees gala



July 2006: Diamonds for the silver wedding of Henri and Maria Teresa of Luxembourg



February 2007: Celebrating the 70th birthday of Harald V of Norway



December 2007: Aquamarines at the Natural History Museum



March 2008: The festoon tiara at Windsor Castle during a state visit from France



November 2012: Diamond, sapphire, and ruby set for the Maritime Media Awards