Originally Posted by maria-olivia
I am sad seeing Princess Mathilde wearing always the same tiara .. It is the only she have.. and it is a new one not one belonging to the tiaras from the past.. Could you imagine Queen Paola or Crown Princess Mathilde wearing Queen's Elisabeth wonderful Cartier tiara ..Queen Elisabeth was Baudouin and Albert Grandmother.
Princess Lilian sold this tiara to Cartier again after Leopold III dead !!
How was that possible ???
This is something, I cannot understand either.
Selling important Family Jewels, such as the Belgian Cartier Tiara, which did not "belong" to her, is unforgivable
. Some of them has been gifted to Leopolds Mother, some others to Leopolds first wife Astrid. Surely Leopold has given them to his second wife to wear it, but those jewels were not in her POSSESSION.
It is even said, that she sold the Cartier tiara after Leopolds death without saying any single word to Boudouin - so with no possibility to give HIM a chance to "buy the tiara back" into the main line of the Royal Family.