Re: Duchess of Cornwall brooches - Lily of the Valley-Gift
Posted by Torkel on July 21, 2012, 1:21 pm, in reply to "Re: Duchess of Cornwall brooches - Lily of the Valley-Gift"
Impressive list, thank you Maridje |
Would anyone know which diamond and sapphire brooches were given to the Queen and her sister Princess Margaret?
: Visits with a Gift
: "Khrushchev’s visit to Great Britain in
: 1956 seemed on the verge of cancellation
: owing to the unwillingness of the British
: political elite to see “this political
: clown” in their country. Moscow quickly set
: about selecting gifts for the British royal
: family, members of the government, and
: prominent members of the opposition.
: The list was impressive:
: “For Queen Elizabeth, a diamond and
: sapphire brooch, a cape made of
: extra-high-quality sable furs, Aivazovsky’s
: painting “The Seashore”, and a casket with a
: portrait of the royal family.
: For the Duke of Edinburgh, an Akhal Teke
: horse with trappings, a casket with a
: portrait of the Queen, and a chest with a
: selection of wines.
: For Prince Charles, an Arabian horse with
: trappings, a set of illustrated Soviet
: children’s books, and an assortment of
: For Princess Anne, a casket made by Palekh
: craftsmen (with scenes from Russian fairy
: tales), a set of illustrated Soviet
: children’s books, a three-month-old bear
: cub, and an assortment of candies.
: For Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, a gold
: Lily-of-the-Valley brooch with diamonds, a
: small box made of Ural semiprecious stones,
: and a sable cape.
: For Princess Margaret, a sable scarf and a
: diamond and sapphire brooch.”
: by Evgeny Zhirnov
: All the Article in Russian as of Jan. 12,
: (Russia's Daily Online)