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.
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.
The April 1898 announcement of George Vanderbilt’s engagement to Edith Stuyvesant Dresser was a leading topic in newspapers of the era. At age 36 and the only unmarried son from the famous american wealthy family of the Vanderbilts.
Hannah Primrose, Countess of Roseberynéede Rothschild; 27 July 1851 – 19 November 1890, she was the daughter of Baron Mayer de Rothschild and his wife Juliana (née Cohen).
After inheriting her father’s fortune in 1874, she became the richest woman in Britain. In 1878, Hannah de Rothschild married Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, and was thereafter known as the Countess of Rosebery.
Charlotte Casiraghi und Dimitri Rassam haben noch einmal „Ja“ gesagt, aber diesmal vor Gott, am Samstag den 29. Juni 2019 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Nach einer ersten zivilen Trauung in Monaco heirateten Charlotte Casiraghi und Dimitri Rassam religiös am Samstag in Saint-Rémy de Provence, wie die beiden vom Fürstenpalast veröffentlichten Fotos des Paares belegen.
Die 32-jährige Charlotte und der 37-jährige Filmproduzent haben in der Abtei Sainte-Marie de Pierredon geheiratet.
An der Zeremonie nahmen ihr Onkel, Prinz Albert II. von Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghis Mutter, Prinzessin Caroline, ihre Brüder Andrea und Pierre und ihre Frauen, ihre Halbschwester Alexandra von Hannover sowie die Mutter der Schauspielerin Dimitri Rassam Carole Bouquet,teil.
Die Wahl von Saint-Rémy de Provence war für Charlotte eine Selbstverständlichkeit. Nach dem Unfalltod ihres Vaters Stefano, als sie erst vier Jahre alt war, lebten sie und ihre Brüder in dieser Stadt. Um der Zeremonie einen blumigen Touch zu verleihen, wurden den handverlesenen Gästen die traditionellen gebundenen Lavendelsträuße angeboten.
Die Enkelin der Schauspielerin Grace Kelly, Charlotte Casiraghi, hat zwei Kinder, Raphaël Elmaleh, geboren 2013, Sohn von Gad Elmaleh und Balthazar Rassam, geboren 2018.
The story behind the personal jewels of Princess Grace of Monaco:
The wedding gift from the Organismes Monegasques to Grace Kelly in 1956 was a costly diamond necklace from Cartier made in 1953.
When Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess Grace’s granddaughter, married Dimitri Rassan on 1st of June in Monaco, she paid homage to these family ties.
The dress she wore to the reception in the evening at Villa La Vigie, was a white strapless Chanel, and the necklace, see above, her grandmother’s diamonds, from the family’s Cartier treasures.
The three strand necklace, created from approximately 64 carats of round and baguette cut diamonds set in platinum is in the festoon style. It was not a gift from Prince Rainier.
Empress Alexandra Feodrovna in 1894-1895.
This interesting jewel was a traditional Victorian mourning jewel belonging to Tsarina Alexandra. The tiara style hair comb with jet balls was a hair accessory of the time. She wore black, because she was in mourning of her father-in-law, the tsar.
However, in 1894, tradition was broken for one day, wrote in a letter of 5 Nov 1884 to Queen Victoria, before the marriage of her sister Princess Alix of Hesse to Emperor Nicholas II, described the wedding ceremonies and traditions of the imperial court. She also gives an insider’s glimpse of the family mourning the death of Alexander III, her brother-in-law.
From Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs, opening at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on 21 June 2019.