28 December 2017

The Best Royal Jewels of 2017: #7 (The Norwegian Birthday Celebrations)

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When both a king and a queen celebrate their 80th birthdays in a single glittering weekend, you know that some major jewels go on display! Our countdown continues with a look at...


#7: The Norwegian Birthday Celebrations



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King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway both turned 80 in 2017, and they celebrated their birthdays with several days of fun in May. 


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Tiara-wearing guests from several royal families attended the first glittering event, and our biggest surprise was Crown Princess Mette-Marit's tiara debut in Queen Maud's Vifte Tiara. 


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We also got to see tiaras from several members of the extended royal family, including Lady Elizabeth Shakerley. You can read our coverage of the white-tie jewels in this post and in this post!


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Highlights from the next night's black-tie dinner included Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg in the family's aquamarines...


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...and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands sparkling in magnificent diamonds and sapphires. You can read about all of the black-tie jewels in this post and in this post!