Queen Alexandra died in 1925, Queen Alexandrine died in 1952, she couldn't have willed any pieces to Alexandra of Britain.
: Just an interesting throw in. Suzy Menkes in
: her book spoke of the "Alexandra
: emeralds" that she said ended up with
: Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor.
: I can't remember the exact reason why but
: she alluded to some contention over them
: with the royal family. I'm afraid I don't
: have the book to look up further.
: Firstly Alexandra maybe inherited this tiara
: or was even gifted it from Alexandrine.
: Alexandra also seemed to always do very well
: at any major anniversary from relatives.
: Secondly as Alexandra died intestate perhaps
: Edward was given the tiara for the use of
: his future wife as heir apparent or she
: maybe gifted it before death.
: The Duchess's penchant for res-sets, swaps
: for other pieces and the robbery could
: explain the disappearance.
: Just a ponderer.
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: I have just come across a sort of a list of
: wedding presents to Queen Alexandrine of
: Denmark. As we know, she was not one to wear
: a lot of jewels but quite a few nice pieces
: came into the Danish royal family through
: her. There is the diadmond fringe tiara (by
: inheritance I believe), the diamond drop
: tiara now with Alexandra, the sapphire
: demi-parure worn by Queen Margrethe just to
: mention a few.
: Now, the list of wedding presents is sadly
: in Danish and it is not stating who gave the
: different items.
: The link to the article:
: This is the paragraph I refer to:
: "Broche af rubiner og diamanter, diadem
: og broche af smaragder og diamanter,
: halskæde af diamanter, guldarmbånd med
: kløverblad i diamanter, diadem af rubiner og
: diamanter, guldarmbånd af diamanter og
: rubiner, halskæde af diamanter og safirer,
: broche af rubiner og diamanter, halskæde af
: perler og diamanter med vedhæng og
: diamantkæder, foruden alle de andre juveler.
: What especially caught my attention is the
: reference to a diamond and emerald tiara
: and brooch. Does anybody know more about
: this, as I cannot remember there being any
: other emerald pieces in the Danish
: collection apart from the crown jewel
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