Originally Posted by branchg
Queen Alexandra died without a will. Her jewels were divided up by George V and Queen Mary, who gave some pieces to Princesses Victoria and Louise, but the majority were for the royal collection as they were either wedding gifts from Queen Victoria and Edward VII, or from civic bodies honouring her as Princess of Wales.
There is an update about HM Queen Alexandra dying intestate on the royal sartorial website. This explains that QA did leave directions about the dispersal of her jewels. Which is ow Princess Victoria ended up with the "rundell tiara" even though the rest of the parue is still in the possession of HM the Queen.
IMO this doesn't make any sense to me, why break up a beautiful parue, and now the tiara is Gone.