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Old 09-09-2011, 10:01 AM
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I agree, but there are a lot of wealthy, silly people. I would imagine that just having it and wearing it would be a "feather in the cap" of some of those people.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:09 AM
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Of course, if Charles could purchase the brooch, it would go to Camilla. She is, after all, the legitimate Princess of Wales.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:16 AM
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I hate to go against the wnd, and actually hope the BRF do not buy it. Lovely as the brooch is, do they really want a brooch associated with Wallis, somebody who the BRF did not necessarily hold in the highest esteem? If ET had bequethed the brooch to the BRF, it would be an entirely different matter, IMO.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:37 AM
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I agree, but there are a lot of wealthy, silly people. I would imagine that just having it and wearing it would be a "feather in the cap" of some of those people.

Lol nice one.

I would be surprised if he did'nt atleast bid... i
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:06 PM
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If Camilla wore it, it's be like opening the proverbial can of worms comparing Camilla to Wallis. I don't think the BRF want that. They think people are warming up to the idea of Queen Camilla.

If Catherine wore it, then I think it would be comparisons to Kate to the beauty, etc of Elizabeth Taylor.
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When Richard Burton bought La Peregrina as a Valentine's Day gift for Taylor in 1969, it's said he won out by outbidding the Spanish Royal Family. Perhaps this time they will get it back, and it will end up with Letizia?
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:23 PM
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I can't imagine Charles "openly"buying the brooch for Camilla or as a gift in store for Catherine- not least because in the current economic climate it would draw unnecessary attention to the private wealth of the Royal Family. However, I don't think it is impossible to imagine it being presented as a gift by a "friend" outside the family.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:11 PM
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I agree - that would be a very amenable solution/spin.
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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A Ghost buyer is how he would probably go. I think that he is the type of guy that just buying it, owning it, would make him happy. It could be years till Camilla is seen with it on... or even when William takes his place as Prince of Wales that Catherine wears it.

Bottom line is that Elizabeth Taylor bought it for 365k...With Prince Charles barely looseing out on it.

How could he not go for it again?
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:53 PM
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I doubt any of the Royal Family would openly bid for an item in auction; I would imagine they've acquired their pieces anonymously through representatives. I heard that Charles obtained various pieces for Camilla through auction. I can't imagine the POW brooch being passed up by Charles, but you never know - he might just take a pass on it.
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He might; but considering how hard he fought to get it last time, I think he will send his representative to bid at least.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:08 PM
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What does this brooch look like? I don't think I've ever seen it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:34 PM
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Here's a photo of the brooch. I don't know if it's the angle, but it looks huge! It would be nice to see it back under royal ownership; hope Charles does take a second plunge and bids on it.

The Prince of Wales Brooch - Photos: Elizabeth Taylor's Famous Jewels to Hit the Auction*Block - TIME NewsFeed
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Wow. That's one big piece of jewelry. I'm thinking that perhaps to avoid any sort of controversy that may arise due to this brooch it may be better to put it into the vaults or on display somewhere. However, it would be lovely to see it back with the Windsors.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:45 AM
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The only thing I don't like about the brooch is the yellow gold coronet part.... But then, I don't like Yellow gold period.

It is a beautiful brooch. I'm sure they could have the coronet part rodium treated ;p

I honestly can't see Prince Charles not getting his hands on that brooch.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:32 AM
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I'm hoping that the Windsors reacquire the POW brooch too. It would be nice symbolic way of saying they've finally reached a peace, have closure, with the past.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:36 AM
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This is going to be so exciting RubyPrincess, thanks for the links. I will be buying my catalog as soon as their available!
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I hate to go against the wnd, and actually hope the BRF do not buy it. Lovely as the brooch is, do they really want a brooch associated with Wallis, somebody who the BRF did not necessarily hold in the highest esteem? If ET had bequethed the brooch to the BRF, it would be an entirely different matter, IMO.
I think it should have been returned to the BRF after the abdication, or at least after Wallis' death. After all, it was associated with the POW. It seems wrong to me that anyone else should own it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:48 PM
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I think it should have been returned to the BRF after the abdication, or at least after Wallis' death. After all, it was associated with the POW. It seems wrong to me that anyone else should own it.
I totally agree with you. It's a piece of jewellery associated with the Prince of Wales. In my opinion any person who's not prince or princess of Wales would be ridiculous with that brooch (so I think Wallis and Liz Taylor were ridiculous too).
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:46 PM
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I think it should have been returned to the BRF after the abdication, or at least after Wallis' death. After all, it was associated with the POW. It seems wrong to me that anyone else should own it.

I thought the Duke had the brooch made after the abdication.
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