Re: Pss Brigitta Hohenzollern tiara-Portuguese origin?
Posted by Radama on June 12, 2012, 4:27 am, in reply to "Pss Brigitta Hohenzollern tiara-Portuguese origin?"
Great news Cristina ! Thank you so much for sharing it, I'd never heard about this till now, I always looked for Hohenzollern Sigmaringen line in my researchs. |
The tiara shown in the Portuguese Parliament site looks very similar to Birgitta's one and the emeralds adorning it indicates that it is probably the same one. Now I'm wondering why she never wore it again, perhaps the tiara belongs to the Fűrst von H-S her then brother-in-law ?
Anyway intersting !
: I have no confirmed notes for this but I am
: quite convinced for a long time that
: Princess Brigitta's tiara could have
: portuguese royal origin, from her husband's
: ancestor Infanta Antónia of Portugal. Her
: mother, Queen Maria II of Portugal, was
: portraited in a very similar tiara, the
: portrait belongs to the collection of the
: Necessidades Palace in Lisbon. The Queen
: also wears other emerald jewels in the
: Here is a link to the small image on the
: Portuguese Parliament site, scroll down and
: click on the image to make it a bit bigger
: The tiara in the portrait seems in all
: similar to the one Pss Brigitta wore, the
: design of diamond triangular shaped high
: motifs and an emerald in the front motif.
: Not a very usual design.
: Most likely (and again with no confirmed
: sources) Infanta Antónia inherited the tiara
: (and perhaps some other jewelry) at the
: death of her mother the Queen of Portugal,
: who died at the age of 34 while giving birth
: to her 11th child. Infanta Antónia was a
: young girl at that time. When she married
: the Prince of Hohenzollern-Siegmaringen she
: took her beloved mother's tiara with her to
: her new country, and passed it to her
: --Previous Message--
: GD Josephine Charlotte mystery tiara which
: been discussed many times was a floral
: diamond tiara with what seems to be emerald
: stones as she wore it along with her VCA
: emerald necklace tiara. Here she chatted
: with Princess Marina and Prince Harald :
: Now my guess is that it was a loan from a
: jeweller to match with her necklace,
: earrings and bracelet.
: Looking closely at Pcess Birgitta of Sweden,
: I recall that it was said at that time that
: her tiara had also some emeralds . Perhaps
: the tiara came from The Hohenzollern
: Sigmaringen heirloom. Could someone give any
: information about it ? The Bernadotte
: emerald necklace now with Queen Silvia
: adorned her neck.
: Anyway her hairdo is gorgeous, she enhances
: her tiara perfectly. And her dress is of the
: same green color as that of Princess
: Caroline Mathilde of Denmark who is just on
: her left !
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