Festlichkeiten die Vermählung der Prinzessin Margarethe mit dem Prinzen Friedrich Karl von Hessen | der späteren Landgräfin von Hessen und Ihre Geschenke
Princess Frederic Charles of Hesse Landgravine of Hesse | Royal Wedding
The Grand Duke Michael of Russia gave his daughter away and Lord Burghersh was the best man, on the wedding of Prince George of Battenberg to Countess Nada Torby in 1916.
A service was held at the Russian Church and a further ceremony at the Chapel Royal St James Palace on 15th November.
The King and Queen as well as Royal and Imperial Guests attend and the bride is presented with over 200 gifts, and jewels
Her mother Sophie of Merenberg, Countess Torby gave a tiara with rubies and diamonds
More about the Royal Wedding Gifts……
Rubin Diamant Diadem Kokoschnik Hochzeitsgeschenke an Nada Torby Prinzessin Battenberg – später Mountbatten und Milford Haven
Royal Jewel History – The story behind the gems:
Die Geschichte des Amethyst Schmucks und von königlichen Juwelen mit Amethyst:
More about the Royal Wedding follow the links below:
Lady May Cambridge | Abel-Smith | Wedding Royal Marriage | Jewels
Lady May Cambridge, born as Princess of Teck, was married to Captain Abel Smith at the 16th century village church of Balcombe
The daughter of Princess Alice Countess of Athlone and the Earl of Athlone, who arrived ten minutes late, broke a centuries-old tradition by omitting the word ‚obey‘ from the marriage vows, this being because, after aconsultation with her parents , she adopted the service from the new PrayerBook, which does not contain this word,thereby establishing an innovation for royal brides.
‚Lady May Will Not Obey‘ was the tactless page-wide rhyme with which an evening paper headed the account of the ceremony.In the presence of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duchess of York and other members of the Royal family, .
Thousands of sightseers from every where concentrated in Balcombe village
early this morning, and cheers, drowning the. pealing of the bells, greeted the
Queen, the Prince of Wales and Princess Alice as they walked up the church path.
Distant trumpets heralded the approach of the bride in a dark-blue car,. in which she sat with her parents, clasping the hand of her soldier father,the Earl of Athlone, as she passed
through a two-mile avenue of cheering well-wishers. Her bouquet comprised lilies of the valley and her pale satin gown looked like lily petals. She was a lily bride more about the Jewels and royal wedding gifts
Tiara Diamond Tiara Diadem |Lady May Cambridge Marriage | Royal gifts Jewels | Abel-Smith
It was a pleasure for me to find out a little secret from the Imperial Rock Crystal Easter Egg – now in the Collection of the VMFA “The largest public collection outside of Russia”.
Visit the Collections at https://vmfa.museum/collections/art/imperial-rock-crystal-easter-egg/
and find out what was the secret Miniature from the life of Empress Alexandra’s Faberge Egg!
Thank you to Christel MCCanless she starts the tresure hunting on her blog: http://www.fabergeresearch.com
If you had not the time for traveling to the VMFA Museum you will find some information https://www.royal-magazin.de/russia/faberge-imperial-egg-alexandra-empress.htm
the wedding tiara of the new Princess of Albania.
Das Safir-Diadem mit Diamanten schmückt die neue Prinzessin von Albanien an Ihrem Hochzeitstag heute am 8. Oktober 2016.
More about the royal Jewels of Albania:
Die Geschichte der Juwelen von Königin Victoria Eugenie –
Das Hochzeitsgeschenk ihrer Mutter
The history of the Royal Wedding Gift:
Culture Minister steps in to prevent Queen Victoria’s coronet from export
Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet to keep it in the country.
Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT).
The coronet is considered one of the most important jewels of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was designed by Prince Albert for her in their wedding year 1840. As a young queen, she loved coloured gemstones, an interest which notably faded following Prince Albert’s death in 1861.
The coronet matched the sapphire and diamond brooch that Albert gave to her the day before their wedding. She even noted in her journal “My dear Albert has such good taste and arranges everything for me about my jewellery.” Most of the stones came from jewellery given to Victoria by King William IV and Queen Adelaide. The goldsmith behind the coronet was Joseph Kitching, who made it for £415.
Following Albert’s death in 1861, Queen Victoria refused to attend the State Opening of Parliament until 1866 when she wore the coronet, likely as a reminder of her husband, instead of her coronation crown, which she noted had hurt her a great deal during her coronation.
The coronet and the brooch also feature in one of the most famous official portraits of the young Queen Victoria. In 1842, Franz Xaver Winterhalter painted his first portrait of the Queen, in which she wears the coronet wrapped around her hair. This painting became one of the defining images of the Queen not only in Europe and the Empire, but throughout the world
Culture Minister Matt Hancock said:
Queen Victoria’s coronet is stunning. It is one of the most iconic jewels from a pivotal period in our history and symbolises one of our nation’s most famous love stories. I hope that we are able to keep the coronet in the UK and on display for the public to enjoy for years to come.
The coronet was given by King George V and Queen Mary to Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood on her marriage to Viscount Lascelles in 1922.
As personal property of the Lascelles family it passed on to her son and heir, the 7th Earl of Harewood (George Lascelles) and eventually the 8th Earl. It was sold 2011-2012 to an dealer, mostly likely to raise money to pay for inheritance tax , who sold it to the export licence applicant. The Coronet in video
The decision to defer the export licence follows a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA), administered by The Arts Council.
The RCEWA made its recommendation on the grounds of the coronet’s close connection with our history and national life and its outstanding significance for the study of the young Queen Victoria.
RCEWA member Philippa Glanville said:
Key to the self-image of the young Victoria, this exquisite coronet was designed by her husband Prince Albert. Worn in her popular state portrait by Winterhalter of 1842, the year it was made, its combination of personal meaning and formality explains why she chose to wear it in 1866, emerging from mourning for the State Opening of Parliament. It evokes vividly the shared romantic taste of the time, and its form has become familiar through many reproductions. Its departure would be a great loss, given its beauty, its associations and its history.
The decision on the export licence application for the coronet will be deferred until 27 December 2016. This may be extended until 27 June 2017 if a serious intention to raise funds to purchase it is made at the recommended price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT).
Organisations or individuals interested in purchasing the coronet should contact the RCEWA on 0845 300 6200.
– history of the Sapphire and Diamond Coronet in details from the Royal Magazin:
and with new pictures of the Sapphire and Diamond Coronet and Holbein Locket