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Wedding gift to George V and Queen Mary, when Duke and Duchess of York, from Sir Augustus and Lady Harris, 6 July 1893
A pair of engine-turned gold opera glasses, scattered with diamonds and ringed with pearls at both the looking and viewing ends of each glass, the central hinge with a diamond-set octagonal twister and pearl finial.
Tiffany & Co. were well known for their production of luxury items but opera glasses of gold were rare – usually the surfaces were mother of pearl or enamel, in imitation of eighteenth-century pieces. Here the firm have used engine-turning to create a decorative surface to the gold, which has been adorned with rose-cut diamonds.
It will be on display at the exhibition of „Gold“ . Glittering gold accessories spanning six generations of Queens and Consorts go on display in Scotland for the first time, at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, 27 March –
26 July 2015
New details and information about the Wedding Presents & Marriage Gifts of Princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Ireland are added to the Royal Magazin websites.
And we have changed the picture of the royal bride with her jewels and stars with diamonds, the presents of her mother the Queen Victoria. Princess Beatrice of Great Britain and Ireland | Royal Wedding Jewels
The Diamond Jubilee Sapphire and Diamond Brooch | Jewels of Queen Victoria| Hesse Grandchildren
Four of Princess Alice’s surviving children and their spouses gave their grandmother a magnificent diamond and sapphire brooch. The Emperor and Empress of Russia, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna “Ella” and the Grand Duke Serge along with Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg’s gift was
Schmuck und Juwelen | Hochzeits Geschenke für die Prinzessin Helen von Waldeck-Pyrmont anlässlich Ihrer Hochzeit mit dem Prinzen Leopold von England, Herzog von Albany.
Prinzessin Helen, wie sie sich nach der Hochzeit mit dem englischen Prinzen nannte, um sich von der Tochter von Queen Victoria, Prinzessin Helena, zu unterscheiden.
Alter Schmuck erzählt immer eine Geschichte – und verleiht der Trägerin einen ganz besonderen Zauber, das weiß man in den Königshäuser und vererbt, diese Stücke gerne weiter, so wie hier von der Herzogin an Ihre Tochter Alice.
Weddings; royalty; Great Britain. Princess Patricia; daughter of Arthur; Duke of Connaught; weds Rear Admiral Sir Alexander Ramsay; 1919. Much footage; not in sequence Various shots from above of Procession w/ both automobiles & horse-drawn carriages. Some good crowd shots, crowd pressed up to the edge of the street; soldiers holding them back; spilling into street after procession; swarming about; waving up at cameras.
royal guests including King George V & Queen Mary & their children; arriving; leaving; talking w/ each other & w/ Church officials. D of C arrives w/ Princess Pat. The bride wears a fabulous sparkly patterned white coat trimmed w/ huge fur collar like a stole Bride & groom coming out of church which has some support poles and beams leaning at an angle against it; maybe damaged by bombing in World War One and not yet repaired?) Uniformed schoolgirls line up alongside road to watch coach & white horses.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) in their full Coronation regalia and robes.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth poses with ladies in waiting holding her train / cloak.
Queen in her coronation gown with jewels, King with pages. Shot of gathered Royals including Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), Princess Margaret and Queen Mary. Various other shots showing off the Coronation robes.
In 1934 the Prince George, Duke of Kent, is driven from Buckingham Palace in a large coach with a parade of Guards. Princess Marina of Greece leaves shortly after him. Various shots of the procession to the ceremony. Crowds are gathered to watch them. Shot of woman in crowd using mirror to watch procession.
Parade arrives at Westminster Abbey. Duke of Kent arrives with his brothers Prince Edward, Prince of Wales and Prince Albert, Duke of York. Princess Marina then arrives – the story of her engagement ring.
Scenes of Westminster Abbey. Duke and Duchess of Kent leave the Abbey at the end of their Wedding Service. They climb into the coachm parade back to Buckingham Palace. Cheered at every turn by large crowds. The coach turns into the gates of Buckingham Palace and the crowds surge behind. The Duke and Duchess come out onto the balcony to greet crowd. The Royal family join them.
The Duke and Duchess at Paddington railway station to get the train to Himley Hall, near Birmingham for their honeymoon. They are seen off by various dignitaries and cheering crowds. The train begins to pull away.
Expensive wedding presents on display at one of the palaces. They are for Duke & Duchess of Gloucester (aka Prince Henry and Lady Alice Scott). Gifts include diamonds, emeralds and pearls from King George V and Queen Mary, glass fish ornaments from Duke’s nephews and nieces and a model ship made by disabled children.