The Bankes family have lived in Dorset since the 17th century and owned land in east Dorset and Purbeck, including Studland. During this time the Bankes were often considered one of the most powerful families in England, owning both the estates of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy. In 1981, when her son, John Ralph Bankes died, he left the 16,000 acre estate to the National Trust.
She wore it in the picture on the right side, in the early years when she was Duchess of York.
He presented the delicate jewel to Princess May of Teck in the week before the royalwedding . Another jewel was presented to the Princess by the Countess and the Lady Fitzwilliam, a diamond bracelet.
Royaler Schmuck und die spannenden Geschichten… Diamantbrosche Hochzeitsgeschenk an Prinzessin May von Teck spätere Königin Mary von England UK