Duchess of Connaught |Diamond and Emerald Indian Diadem from Queen Victoria

Duchess of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria married Princess Louise of Prussia. The Queen gave a magnificent diamond tiara, brilliants hanging down in sparkling poaks from a central wreath of brilliants of pure water in indian style with emeralds.
Duchess of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria married Princess Louise of Prussia. The Queen gave a magnificent diamond tiara, brilliants hanging down in sparkling peaks from a central wreath of brilliants of pure water in Indian style with emeralds.

On 2 March 1879 Queen Victoria recorded in her journal that she had told her son, Arthur, Duke of Connaught, she would give his wife to be, an Indian diadem.
Then on 12 March 1879 Queen Victoria described showing her gifts to the bride and others, again referring to an Indian diadem.

The Duchess was pictured, with the royal tiara, only one time in 1893, see above, and give it later to her daughter Princess Patricia of Connaught.

In 1911, the Duke was appointed Governor General of Canada. Princess Patricia accompanied her parents to Canada, and she became popular there, on those occasion she wore her mothers wedding gift, the Indian diamond tiara as stomacher, without the center, of a movable ornament like a sarpech on top, with hanging emerald drop.

Sarpech, also known as an aigrette is a turban ornament that was worn by significant Hindu and Muslim princes.

 

Princess Patricia of Connaught | Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emeralds | Stomacher Brooch Royal Jewel | Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria
Princess Patricia of Connaught | Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emeralds | Stomacher Brooch Royal Jewel | Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria

She had her own jewels and tiaras for royal events, because , her mother’s precarious health meant the unmarried Patricia often step in for her mother, as vice-regal hostess, especially during the Duke of Connaught’s tenure as Canada’s governor general from 1911 to 1916.

 

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Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emerald | Royal Tiara Jewel | Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria to Louise of Prussia Duchess of Connaught

 

Princess Patricia of Connaught | Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emeralds | Stomacher Brooch Royal Jewel | Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria

Louise Margaret Princess of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught Wedding | Hochzeit

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Duchess of Connaught Royal Jewelry | Königlicher Schmuck der Herzogin von Connaught

Royal Bride and Bridesmaids Prussia Connaught | Juwelen Geschenke and die Herzogin von Connaught

Connaught Diamond Stars| Duchess Jewelry| Diamant Sterne der Herzogin

Turkish Diamond Rosettes Necklace| Fringe Tiara | Royal Jewels |Türkischen Diamanten im Collier

Diamond Bow Brooch |Royal Jewellry | Diamantschleife als Brosche der preussischen Prinzesssin

Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emeralds | Royal Tiara Connaught Jewel| Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria

Princess Patricia of Connaught | Indian Diadem of Diamonds and Emeralds | Stomacher Brooch Royal Jewel | Wedding Gift from Queen Victoria

Royal Ruby Diamond Star | Gift of Imperial Russia-Prussia| Duchess of Connaught

Princess Patricia of Connaught | Lady Pat Ramsay Diamond Fringe Tiara Royal Jewels >>

Alexandra Duchess of Fife | Royal Diamond Jewels Fringe Tiara |Princess Arthur of Connaught

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