31 January 2018

Beatrix's Prinsjesdag Jewels

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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrates a big milestone today: her 80th birthday! We've been marking the occasion all week by looking at some of her tiara moments, and today, we're keeping the festivities going with a look at some of the jewels she wore with her trademark hats for Prinsjesdag during her reign.



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1997: A floral cluster and drop brooch


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1998: Sapphires, including the round sapphire brooch that belonged to Queen Wilhelmina


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2002: Sapphires again, including Queen Wilhelmina's brooch


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2003: Diamonds, including diamond drop earrings and some of the family's diamond stars


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2004: Five diamond stars and diamond drop earrings


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2006: Large diamond drop earrings and the family's diamond scroll brooch


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2007: Diamonds and rubies, with Queen Emma's diamond and ruby bow brooch


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2008: Queen Sophie's Strawberry Leaf Brooch with pearls


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2010: Diamonds and gray pearls


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2011: Classic diamond drop earrings


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2012: Diamond drop earrings and a scattering of diamond stars