Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess Aribert of Anhalt | Marriage Presents

The Royal Wedding  1891 | Princess Louise signing the register in the green drawing room.

When the great State ceremony was over in St. Georg’s Chapel, Windsor, the blessing having been invoked by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Princess Aribert passed to the Queen and knelt before her.

Her Majesty raised the bride and affectionatly kissed her, as did the Princess Christian and the Duke and Duchess of Anhalt.

Royal Marriage of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig- Holstein

Royal Marriage of Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig- Holstein

Then giving his hand to his wife, Prince Arbibert led her down the aisle to the strains of Mendelsohns Wedding March and a hearty cheer greeted the as the passed out of the west door on their way to the castle.
The Queen the German Emperor and Empress, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the other Royal guests left the the Chapel immediately after the bride and bridgegroom.
Thte fomality to sign in the register was transacted in the Green Drawing-room.
Shortly after six o’clock the Prince and Princess Aribert left for Cliveden, the Duke of Westminster having lent them his beautiful house ther, the grounds attached to which are unrivalled for their woodland and  river scenery. They soon reched the charming residence where they are to spend the first part of the honeymoon.
In the evening a Venetian Fete, with a procession of illuminated boats, was held upon the Thames at Windsor. The town, too was full of life and animation, there was a display of fireworks and a performance by the Queen’s privat ban.

More about the marriage, presents and gifts to the royal bride:

Windsor Eton Diamond Star Brooch | Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein | Wedding Gifts

Wedding Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein 1891

Wedding Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein 1891 – The Royal Bride and her family

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Clover Diamond Tiara | Royal Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess of the United Kingdom | England

Large Emerald Drop and Diamond Brooch Pendant| Royal Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess Aribert of Anhalt

Pearl Diamond Cluster Necklace | Jewels from the friends of Berkshire | Diamond Crescent of the Nurses | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein| Princess of Great Britain

Honeysuckle & Scroll Diamond Tiara| Jewels | Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein | Cartier Art Deco Brooch

Diamond Jewels | Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein | Princess Christian 25th wedding gift

Argyll Princess Louise’s Bequests |Jewellery | Duchess of Kent

Princess Louise’s bequests to favorite Royal pairs

The DUCHESS often wears diamond stars in her hair as on this occasion. Her new jewels include diamond daisies which she will probably wear the same way.

The Duchess of Kent inherits the major part of the late Princess Louise’s glorious jewels, which were the envy of every woman in England during the ’seventies.

The Duke of Kent is known to be chief beneficiary under the will. The extent of the Kents‘ legacy is unknown, for Royal wills are secret, and not filed at Somerset House.

The Duke of Kent, one of the greatest favorites within the Royal Family, is doted on by his elder relatives. He was the favorite nephew of the late Princess Victoria, who bequeathed to him the lovely home, Coppins.

Now he inherits much of the fortune of his great-aunt, the late Princess Louise, whom he frequently visited, sitting for hours at her bedside in Kensington Palace.

The Duchess was also a favorite for her own charm, because she was the wife of the Princess‘ favorite, and partly because her family went through vicissitudes of which Prin- cess Louise had seen so much.

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll

Princess Louise lived so frugally at Kensington Palace during her last years that she must have used only a fraction of the £6000 she received annually through the Civil list pension.

Wealthy Princess
She inherited the bulk of lier has band’s £619,000 and also inherited largely from her mother, Queen Victoria. She was therefore one of thc wealthiest of the Royal Family.

The Duchess‘ jewel legacy is a magnificent one. When princess Louise married the ninth Duke of Argyle (sic) in 1871 at the end of the Franco-Prussian war, there followed one of the most brilliant periods.

She was the centre of a great social season, and her jewels were the cynosure of all eyes. These have not been worn for years and are mostly in the antique settings which are again becoming first favorites in modern taste.

The Princess‘ jewel box contains a particularly fine collection of diamonds, pearls and opals. One beautiful necklace is of five large opals set around with brilliants, connected by a diamond chain.

The Duchess of Kent wearing the type of pearl necklace and earrings she is rarely seen without. She now inherits some superb jewels from the late Princess Louise.

A large drop-brooch has two fine opals set in brilliants, and a pair of opal and diamond earrings matches this.

Particularly lovely are the diamond daisies mounted as hairpins which are understood to be included in the Duchess‘ Inheritance. She will probably wear these In her hair as diamond clips, for she is fond of wearing stars in her hair.

Other very valuable pieces in the collection include a tiara formed of a band of emeralds and diamonds, surmounted by a scrollwork in emeralds and diamonds, a gift from the former Duchess of Argyle.

There ls also a pendant of line sapphires, mounted with brilliants and pearls and finished with a pearl drop. The centre of this pendant unhooks to form a bracelet.

From one necklace of pearls and diamonds is suspended an oval locket, the centre of which is a large Oriental pearl surrounded by closely-set, large diamonds of great brilliancy.

This was a gift from the Clan Campbell and the Jewelled locket is suspended by an emerald sprig of bog myrtle, the Campbell badge.

Other lovely pieces include a two string pearl necklace valued at about £1000, a chased necklace with link« of diamonds joined with pearls, and a beautiful bracelet in the shape of a coronet, centre of which is a large diamond surrounded by eight smaller diamonds. This is set in silver instead of gold, and would thus be mast fashionable to-day.

Princess Louise also had some beautiful silver and gold services, including a richly chased silver-gilt dessert set, a chased silver-gilt tea and coffee service, and a complete silver-gilt toilet set.

Diamonds for her birthday
The Duke of Kent’s gift to the Duchess on her 33rd birthday was a flat bracelet of flexible platinum links studded with large diamonds.
From the Australian Women’s Weekly 6 Jan 1940, p2


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Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll | Tiara | Diadem

Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll | Jewels with Pearls| Schmuck mit Perlen

Tiara Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll Tiara| Herzogin von Argyll | Diamantdiadem

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Hochzeitsgeschenke | Royal Wedding and the Gifts
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Margeriten Blumenbroschen | The Diamond Daisy Brooches
Smaragd-Brosche | The Argyll -Emeraldbrooch
Diamantsterne | The Diamond Stars
Die Juwelen der Herzogin von Argyll | Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll
Die Kent Aquamarine |
The Aquamarines

Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg | Jewels Schmuck | Princess Andrew of Greece

Mountbatten Battenberg Sterne Diadem Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg als Braut mit dem Diadem Ihrer Mutter

Mountbatten Battenberg Sterne Diadem
Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg als Braut mit dem Diadem Ihrer Mutter, Prinzessin Victoria von Battenberg

Dem „Temps“ wird aus Petersburg über die Reisepläne des Kaisers Nikolaus berichtet:
Am 14. oder 15. September 1903 gedenkt der Zar, der gegenwärtig jagt, nach Darmstadt zu dem gewohnten Aufenthalte bei den Verwandten der Kaiserin zu fahren.
Diesmal gibt es für seine Anwesenheit in Darmstadt noch einen besonderen
Grund: Die bevorstehende Vermählung des Prinzen Andreas von Griechenland, des jüngsten Sohnes des Königs Georg, mit einer Prinzessin von Battenberg. Gegen Ende des Monats, wahrscheinlich am 24., begiebt der Zar sich in die Steiermark, um mit dem Kaiser von Oesterreich zu  jagen.
Doch begleitet Graf Lemsdorff seinen Gebieter dorthin, woraus man schliessen darf, dass die beiden Kaiser sich nicht blos dem Jagdvergnügen widmen, sondern sich ernstlich mit den orientalischen Angelegenheiten beschäftigen werden.
Nach dem Aufenthalt in Oesterreich wird der Zar nach Darmstadt zurückkehren und bis Ende October, 1903 bis zur Reise nach Italien (-wurde später abgesagt-), dort bleiben.
Während der Anwesenheit des Zarenpaares findet die Einweihung
der auf der Mathildenhöhe erbauten Russischen Kapelle statt, in welcher am 7. October Prinz Andreas von Griechenland und die Prinzessin Alice von Battenberg den Bund für das Leben schließen werden. Die Trauung
findet, wie wir bereits meldeten, auch nach protestantischen Ritus statt.

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Prinzessing Alice von Battenberg als Braut mit dem Mountbatten-Battenberg Sterne Diadem

Ein sehr grosszügiges Geschenk brachte der Zar zur Hochzeit mit.
Prinzessin Alice erhielt ein wahrlich imperiales Hochzeitsgeschenk von Ihrer Tante  Alexandra, der Schwester Ihrer Mutter Victoria – der Tsarin von Russland und deren Mann, dem Zar. Die Historie und weitere Details zum Brautgeschenk ausführlich in deutsch:

Das Hochzeitsgeschenk des Zaren>>

The Wedding Present from the Czar>>


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