Posted by Dawn on June 17, 2017, 6:41 pm
Source: Library of Congress newspaper collection. |
From "The Evening Star" (Washington, D.C.) dated December 25, 1921:
This is Zoe Barnett who was said to wear jewelry that was once Queen Victoria's property. I suppose "her nephew, the Prince of Battenberg" would be Louis, Prince of Battenberg, who was married to Queen Victoria's granddaughter Princess Victoria (whose daughter Alice was Prince Philip's mother), wouldn't he? Back to the jewels in the newspaper photo, there appears to be a pendant as well that was hanging from the necklace. There was a bracelet also. Do any of you know anything more about these jewels?
From "South Bend News-Times" (South Bend, Indiana) dated June 8th, 1917:
Caption: Battenberg Prince to wed Lady Dennison
Article: The engagement of Prince Alexander Albert of Battenberg, son of Princess Henry of Battenberg, to Lady Irene Denison, daughter of the Earl of Londesborough, has been announced in England. Prince Alexander is a brother of the queen of Spain. The Earl of Londesborough is very wealthy and has vast estates in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
[see in the picture below... what looks like a long double strand of either pearls or diamonds with a central sapphire and diamond pendant (??)]
From "The New York Herald" (N.Y.C., N.Y.) dated July 19, 1922:
It mentioned some jewels and others that Lord Louis Mountbatten and his new bride, Edwina Ashley, had received as wedding presents.
**sleeve links with the royal cipher given to Lord Mountbatten by King George V and Queen Mary.
**jewelry decorated with the royal cipher given to Lord Mountbatten by Queen Alexandra (who was labeled as "Queen Mother" in the newspaper).
**a diamond pendant in the form of a royal monogram from Queen Alexandra.
**a diamond tiara of five stars with centers of pearls (did not say from whom, but probably from Queen Alexandra, also).
**from the new groom (Lord Mountbatten), a diamond and turquoise brooch, earrings and bracelet of precious stones surrounded by diamonds.
**(see the photo below) from the new bride (Edwina) to Lord Mountbatten: a Rolls-Royce automobile which they would use on their honeymoon trip to Spain.
**from Lord Mountbatten's best man, the Prince of Wales: a silver globe of the world mounted on the form of Atlas, with the tracks of the Australiasian and Indian tours in which the Prince of Wales and Lord Mountbatten took voyages together.
(this one came from 'Richmond Daily Register' [Richmond, Kentucky] dated August 25, 1922)
Best Man: The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor)
Bridesmaids: Lady Mary Ashley (oldest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury); Miss Mary Ashley (Edwina's sister); Miss Jon Packenham (Edwina's cousin); and the Princesses Marguerite, Theodora, Cecile and Sophie of Greece & Denmark (Lord Mountbatten's nieces and Prince Philip's sisters).
Guests: King George V, Queen Mary, Queen Alexandra and other royal family members and members of British and political society.
Location of this marriage: St. Margaret's Church.
Date: on or about July 18, 1922.