alice of the united kingdom

miawallace138  asked:

I know that Queen Elizabeth's engagement ring features a diamond from Prince Philip's, mother's, tiara. Do you have a picture of that particular tiara? I have always been curious about it. Thanks!!! ♡

Yes, the tiara is a bit of a mystery.  It’s generally assumed that the large gemstones at the top of the tiara are aquamarines but we don’t know for certain.  As for how Princess Alice acquired the tiara, it’s possible that it’s the tiara that was a wedding gift from Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra of Russia, Princess Alice’s uncle and aunt.  Here she is wearing the tiara through the changing styles of the early 1900s.

The tiara was used by Prince Philip not only to create the engagement ring but also a diamond bracelet that was his wedding gift to Queen Elizabeth II.  Both jewels were made by Philip Antrobus and the bracelet has been most recently loaned out to the Duchess of Cambridge.

  Fruk 1950s Dapper by Green-pleasant-land on DeviantArt                                                                                                                     ((I have finally drawn these two and like the drawing
I’ve started to doodle on my laptop and them finalize my doodles, which is really strange for me to do.
I just wanted to draw Alice in her 1950s outfit, and that means for me, a clean shaven Francis))

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The monument dedicated to Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, and her daughter Princess Marie, by sculptor Joseph Boehm. It was erected at the Grand Ducal mausoleum at Rosenhöhe, where they were buried after an outbreak of diphtheria swept through the family and the vast majority of them became severely ill. Only Alice and little Marie, who was known as May and just four years old at the time, would pass away from the disease.

The monument shows Alice lying with her daughter in her arms, holding on to her hand.

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Princesses Alix and Maria of Hesse-Darmstadt, the youngest children of Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. Marie “May” would die at four years old of diptheria, elder “Alicky” would become the last Empress of Russia and die in a hail of bullets meant for her, her husband and five children.

The British royal family at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. 1953.

Group includes: Princess Alexandra of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Marina (Duchess of Kent), Prince Henry (Duke of Gloucester), Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Prince Edward of Kent, Princess Mary (Countess of Harewood), Prince William of Gloucester, Prince Richard of Gloucester and Princess Alice (Duchess of Gloucester). 

While visiting Idomeni Refugee Camp from Greece, in May, I was deeply impressed by the beautiful relationship between volunteers and refugees.

I saw with my own eyes how humans from two different cultures were proving that there’s absolutely no barrier between them, as long as tolerance and kindness are embraced by both sides.

In Idomeni I met many amazing people who left their comfortable life to come and help other people who are in a desperate situation.

Alice is from United Kingdom while the Kurdish little girl is from Syria. Moments like this give me hope that someday we can all live in a better world. Each one of us can contribute.