Re: Delhi Durbar tiara with a cap
Posted by Nellie on June 6, 2012, 8:53 am, in reply to "Re: Delhi Durbar tiara with a cap"
Barbara - sorry I did not acknowledge your pic.
I'm having my doubts about some portraits now, too.
Just scanning the Delhi event right now. Back soon.
: --Previous Message--
: Just posting these now.
: The first shows a cap I believe. I'm
: including the second because Queen Mary so
: resembles the Queen.
: I'm not sure, Nellie, wether QM really wears
: a cap in the first picture. My guess is,
: that there are her hairs. She had always a
: very bouffante hairdo had (to quote her
: granddaughter) "mountains of
: hair". The first picture was originally
: scanned and posted by me and I had a look at
: the booklet I scanned it from. This 'looking
: at' convinced me in my guess - it's her
: And here a pic of QM with the Delhi Durbar
: tiara - in her later years. The 'background'
: (supposed cap) is brighter here, actually
: grey as the Queen's hair. So I'm convinced
: it's also not a cap, but QM's hair. I
: suppose, the cap was only worn for
: 'official' occasions like the Durbar itself.
: At the Durbar, the tiara was something like
: a crown - maybe that's why QM decided to
: wear it crown-style, with a cap inside...
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