Good news today – the sapphire-coronet, which – it has been donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London after a year-long struggle to keep it in the UK. William Bollinger an Irish-American hedge fund tycoon sold the historic item for the VAM.
The coronet, which was first worn by Queen Victoria in the 1840s, is valued at £5m. Its last named owner was the 7th Earl of Harewood after it had been handed down through several of the monarch’s descendants.
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