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January 21, 2014

Queen Adelaide of the United Kingdom's Hanover Fringe Tiara

Queen Victoria
Queen Mary
Creation:  This tiara was made in 1831 by Rundell, Bridge, & Co. using diamonds removed from jewellery previously belonging to King George III and Queen Charlotte.  It was originally created as a necklace and was converted into a tiara for Queen Victoria.  The following queens have changed it back and forth with it most recently being used as a necklace.

Materials:  diamonds set in silver and gold

Provenance:
  1. Queen Adelaide of the United Kingdom
  2. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom; from her aunt in 1937
  3. Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom; from her mother-in-law in 1901
  4. Queen Mary of the United Kingdom; from her mother-in-law in 1910
  5. Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom; from her mother-in-law in 1936
  6. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom; from her mother in 2002
Queen Alexandra
Queen Elizabeth

Photos:  Royal Collection

1 comment :

  1. Was this the tiara that both the Queen and Princess Anne wore on their wedding days? Has the present queen ever worn it as a necklace?

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