30 August 2019

This Fortnight in Royal Jewels: August 16-29


August 16-29, 2019

We've got more summer jewels in a super-sized two-week recap today! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. On August 25, Queen Letizia of Spain wore her petite dragonfly stud earrings to visit the hospital where her father-in-law, King Juan Carlos, recently had heart surgery.



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14. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg wore coral-hued statement earrings to deliver a speech during the closing ceremony of the 12th Francophone Angouleme Film Festival on August 25.


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13. A golden bracelet adorned Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, as she attended meetings at the Pentagon on August 29.


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12. Queen Sofia of Spain wore golden hoops and stacked bracelets and necklaces for a weekend hospital visit to King Juan Carlos in Pozuelo de Alarcon.


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11. For the opening of the 79th session of the Institut de Droit International in The Hague on August 26, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands wore pearl button earrings and a double-stranded pearl necklace.


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10. Crown Princess Kiko of Japan wore classic pearls as she departed with her husband and son for a tour of Bhutan on August 16. (More here!)


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9. On August 17, Kiko wore pearls for the family's first day of official engagements in Paro, including a visit to the National Museum of Bhutan. (More over here!)


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8. Kiko wore a gorgeous pearl station necklace for a visit to the national archery stadium in Thimphu on August 19. (More here!)


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7. For Sunday church services near Balmoral on August 25, the Duchess of Cambridge (or, more correctly, the Countess of Strathearn) wore her gold leaf hoop earrings from Asprey. (More here!)


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6. The Princess Royal wore pearls and a sparkling badge for services at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral on August 25. (More over here!)


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5. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wore her Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch for church at Crathie Kirk on August 18.


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4. Queen Sofia wore a bright, cheerful butterfly brooch with her usual layered jewels to visit King Juan Carlos at the hospital on August 25. (See jewelry close-ups here!)


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3. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa sparkled in diamond earrings for a meeting at the Longchamp horse racetrack in Paris on August 29.


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2. At the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Ceremony on August 27, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore a vintage pair of silver earrings from Theresia Hvorslev. (More on the pair at The Royals and I!)


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1. My top vote of this roundup goes to a rarely-seen brooch from Queen Elizabeth II's collection: the Onslow Butterfly Brooch, worn for services at Craithie Kirk on August 15. (More over here!)