Diamant Scroll Diadem| Lady Elizabeth Abel Smith | England| Königlicher Schmuck und Juwelen
Elizabeth Alice Abel Smith heiratete am 29. April 1965, Peter Wise.
Scroll Diamond Tiara |Royal Jewel |Elizabeth Abel Smith | Athlone Jewels England
Elizabeth Alice Abel Smith married on April 29th, 1965; her father was the Governor of Queensland Australia. The grandmother of the bride was Princess Alice Countess of Athlone.
‘Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother attended the marriage at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, of Mr. Peter Wise son of Captain and Mrs. A. F. Wise. 40 Winchester Court, Vicarage Gate and Miss Elizabeth Abel Smith, daughter of Sir Henry and Lady May Abel Smith of Government House, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent also attended, with Princess Sybilla of Sweden and Princess Margaretha and Mr. John Ambler. Princess Alexandra and the Hon.Angus Ogilvy were present at the reception.
The Queen, who is also Elizabeth's godmother, heads the invitation list of 600 wedding guests.
The bride who was given away by her father, wore a gown of pale pink wild silk with a short train. Her tulle veil was held in place by a diamond scroll tiara and she carried a bouquet of pale pink roses.
A very similiar tiara was sold by Sotheby's, one element I think is different—some scroll-like bows in the base of the tiara are missing. The tiara of foliate design, composed of graduated palmettes spaced with similar smaller motifs, set with cushion-shaped and rose diamonds, inner circumference approximately 230mm, detaching to form a necklace, length approximately 430mm, late 19th century.
Elizabeth's engagement ring was three diamonds in a hoop."For an engagement present Peter gave me a marvellous car," the bride Elizabeth Abel Smith, said to the press.
The marriage ended in divorce in 1975; the couple had a daughter. Emma Charlotte Abel Wise, 1 September 1973 – 9 June 1974.
Princess Alice of Athlone is pictured in 1903 in the coronation gown of a princess of royal blood, wearing a palmette ornament very similar to the later diamond tiara of Elizabeth Abel Smith, probably based on that earlier diamond pieces.
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