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