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November 10, 2011

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom's Emerald & Diamond Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was designed by Prince Albert and made by Joseph Kitching in 1845 for £1.150.

Material:  emeralds and diamonds

Provenance:  
  1. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
  2. Princess Louise, The Princess Royal, Duchess of Fife; inherited from her grandmother in 1901
  3. Princess Alexandra of Connaught, Duchess of Fife; inherited from her mother in 1931
  4. James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife; inherited from his aunt in 1959
  5. David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife; inherited from his father in 2015, the tiara is currently on display at Kensington Palace
Queen Victoria
Lady Caroline
Princess Victoria
Other Wearers:

Questions:  
  • Did Princess Louise inherit this tiara directly from her grandmother, Queen Victoria?

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