princess margaret of the united kingdom

hookeremerald  asked:

This is a very weird question, but, do you have any crowns or jewelry on your repertoire that are shaped with hexagons or that have hexagon-shaped jewels? I haven't found many, only a tiara from Cartier, a tiara belonging to royalty of a norse country, and an amethyst necklace belonging to the former empress of Russia (I think). Thanks in advance, even if you can't help with my weird request 66

As long as it’s about tiaras it’s not a weird question here.

The first tiara I thought of was this one by Chaumet.  It was made in 2011 as part of the ‘Bee My Love’ collection.  As you can imagine there were a lot of hexagons in that collection.

Margaret Greville’s Honeycomb Tiara was made by Boucheron in 1921 and is currently being worn by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco’s wedding parure is almost entirely hexagons.  It was made by Chaumet in 2002.  She wore a different tiara with the rest of the parure on her wedding day but we were treated to her wearing the tiara later.

Barbara Hutton’s Emerald Tiara features a huge hexagonal emerald.  It was made by Cartier in 1947 and the emeralds used to belong to Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia.

The Hesketh Aquamarine Tiara has hexagonal aquamarines at the center of each cluster.  It was made by Cartier and belonged to Chistian McEwen, Lady Hesketh.

I think the amethyst necklace you’re talking about is the one that belonged to Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and was probably a gift from her brother-in-law, Tsar Alexander III of Russia. Supposedly it can be worn as a tiara but I’ve never seen it used that way.

I didn’t realize how many tiaras featured hexagons.  Was the Cartier tiara you mentioned one of these?  Also, you’re going to have to tell me the hexagon tiara that belongs to Nordic royalty because I cannot think of it and it will drive me crazy.

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REIGNING DESCENDANTS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT

MARGRETHE II OF DENMARK

On Maternal side: 

Queen Victoria -> Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught -> Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden -> Princess Ingrid Of Sweden, Queen Consort of Denmark -> Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

ELIZABETH II OF THE UNITED KINGDOM 

On Paternal side:

Queen Victoria -> King Edward VII -> King George V -> King George VI -> Elizabeth II

HARALD V OF NORWAY

On Paternal side:

Queen Victoria -> Edward VII -> Princess Maude of The United Kingdom, Princess Karl of Denmark, Queen Consort of Norway -> King Olav V -> Harald V

FELIPE VI OF SPAIN

On Paternal side: 

Queen Victoria -> Princess Beatrice of The United Kingdom, Princess Henry of Battenberg -> Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen Consort Of Spain -> Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona -> Juan Carlos I -> Felipe VI

On Maternal Side:

Queen Victoria -> Princess Victoria of The United Kingdom, Princess Royal, Empress of Germany and Queen Consort of Prussia -> Princess Sophie of Prussia, Queen Consort of The Hellenes -> Paul I of Greece -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain - Felipe VI

Queen Victoria -> Princess Victoria of The United Kingdom, Princess Royal, Empress of Germany and Queen Consort of Prussia -> Wilhelm II -> Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, Duchess of Brunswick and Princess of Hanover -> Princess Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece -> Princess Sophia of Greece, Queen Consort of Spain -> Felipe VI

CARL XVI GUSTAF OF SWEDEN

On Paternal side:

Queen Victoria -> Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught -> Princess Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden -> Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Vasterbotten -> Carl XVI Gustaf

On Maternal side:

Queen Victoria -> Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany -> Prince Charles Edward of Albany, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha -> Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess of Vasterbotten -> Carl XVI Gustaf

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). 

The British royal family aboard HMY Britannia: Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Prince William, Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Zara Phillips. August 1985.

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Get to know me meme →   Favourite tiaras/parures   [2/10]


The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara

The tiara and matching brooch came from the collection of Princess Margaret of Connaught, who married the future King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden. She died suddenly at the age of 38 in 1920, pregnant at the time with her sixth child, and her jewels were split between her children. The aquamarine set reappeared on Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha during the pre-wedding celebrations for her marriage to Margaret’s son Gustaf Adolf. Sibylla wore it from then on.

The tiara ended up with Princess Margaretha, the eldest of Sibylla and Gustaf Adolf’s five children. Margaretha married a British businessman, John Ambler, and moved to the United Kingdom. As her involvement in royal events decreased, the tiara was seen less and less. The couple’s daughter, Sibylla Ambler, wore it for her 1998 wedding, but after that it went completely unseen.

The Princess Margaretha surprised  all by popping up in both the tiara and the brooch at her niece Crown Princess Victoria’s 2010 wedding! The original press release detailing the jewels to be worn by the family members stated that Margaretha would be wearing the Baden Fringe Tiara. The tiara still belongs to Princess Margaretha, and we’ve also seen it borrowed by her sister Princess Christina and her niece Princess Madeleine worn the tiara at the Nobel Prize ceremony, at a tea party for sick children, and in an official portrait.

The large rounded sea blue stones are each framed by diamonds and connected with delicate diamond work. The overall shape resembles the kokoshnik headdresses from Russian national dress, hence the kokoshnik name.

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10 Granddaughters of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert:

Sophia of Prussia, Queen of Greece

Maud of Wales, Queen of Norway

Victoria of Hesse, Marchioness of Milford Haven

Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Infanta of Spain

Marie Louise, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein

Margaret of Connaught, Crown Princess of Sweden

Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Queen of Spain

Alix of Hesse, Tsarina of Russia

Victoria, Princess of the United Kingdom

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Get To Know Me Meme [Royalist Edition]

[2/15] Royals in General

Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was Queen consort of the United Kingdom from her husband’s accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter. She was the last Empress of India.

Born into a family of British nobility as The Honourable Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon when her father inherited the Scottish Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1904. She came to prominence in 1923 when she married Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V and Queen Mary. The couple and their daughters embodied traditional ideas of family and public service. She undertook a variety of public engagements and became known as the “Smiling Duchess” because of her consistent public expression.

In 1936, her husband unexpectedly became King when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in order to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. As Queen, Elizabeth accompanied her husband on diplomatic tours to France and North America before the start of World War II. During the war, her seemingly indomitable spirit provided moral support to the British public. In recognition of her role as an asset to British interests, Adolf Hitler described her as “the most dangerous woman in Europe”. After the war, her husband’s health deteriorated and she was widowed at the age of 51.

On the death of her mother-in-law, Queen Mary, in 1953 and with the former King Edward VIII living abroad and her elder daughter, the new Queen, aged 27, Elizabeth became the senior member of the British Royal Family and assumed a position as family matriarch. In her later years, she was a consistently popular member of the family, even when other members were suffering from low levels of public approval. She continued an active public life until just a few months before her death at the age of 101, seven weeks after the death of her younger daughter, Princess Margaret. (x)

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one gifset per appearance → chinese state banquet, london (20/10/2015)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended their first state banquet when they welcomed the President of China and his wife, Madame Peng to Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing the Lotus Flower Tiara, which once belonged to HM the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. The Queen and the President each made a speech praising the importance of relations between China and the United Kingdom.