In January 1936 Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was reported to have worn a buckle style brooch at a ball in London.
I assumed that this referred to the one which the current Duchess frequently uses pinned through her sash at her shoulder.
The brooch as worn by the current Duchess.
Yet, when I looked at photos of Queen Mary, I realised this could not have been the brooch worn by Princess Alice in 1936 as Queen Mary was photographed wearing it as late as 1948. Illustrated London News
27 March 1937
And Illustrated London News
19 November 1938. Illustrated London News
31 July 1948
I wonder if the brooch worn by Princess Alice in 1936 might be the following--
1948. At the christening of Prince Charles.
date unknown to me.
And as late as 1991
I wonder if the current Duchess has been photographed wearing this jewel?
Also has anyone ever seen the Honeysuckle Gloucester tiara worn with a sapphire by either of the Duchess -- or has the reporter possibly made a mistake?