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I think it would be best to buy it and then at some point down the line have it delivered to Her Majesty The Queen. Just as a gift.
I don't get why it should be given to the Queen? This aquamarine tiara has no royal connections that we know of. There is no sign that it ever belonged to Queen Mary or any other of the Queen's ancestors. The sale of this tiara is no loss to the Queen, imo, it’s just a loss to the Duchess of Kent and her children.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:54 PM
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It is very sad when the junior branches of a royal dynasty have to sell their jewelry to support themselves.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:56 PM
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What about Lady Fredrick Windosr and her wedding tiara?It's a tiara afer all...


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Old 11-13-2014, 02:58 PM
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I don't get why it should be given to the Queen? This aquamarine tiara has no royal connections that we know of. There is no sign that it ever belonged to Queen Mary or any other of the Queen's ancestors. The sale of this tiara is no loss to the Queen, imo, it’s just a loss to the Duchess of Kent and her children.
True but I just think some of the stuff that the royals lost due to having to sell it, should be returned to the royal family. Like some of Queen Alexandra's jewels. I just think it's a thoughtful thing to do.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:21 PM
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True but I just think some of the stuff that the royals lost due to having to sell it, should be returned to the royal family. Like some of Queen Alexandra's jewels. I just think it's a thoughtful thing to do.
Oh, I agree with "some of the stuff". Like the Cambridge sapphire tiara which actually had been owned by Queen Mary at one point and was sold by the Kents. That was an important royal jewel, imo. And I'm still disappointed that it's gone for good.

This aquamarine tiara wasn't important in a royal context.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:41 PM
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$211,255 is just over £134,458 to be honest I didn't it would sell for that and I guess the Duchess of Kent will possibly never be seen in a tiara again.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:42 PM
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It is very sad when the junior branches of a royal dynasty have to sell their jewelry to support themselves.
Actually, the reason the jewelry has been sold is because they belonged to people who had no concept of money in the current age. Most of the jewels sales were done to pay death taxes, for which the decedents did not prepare their heirs.

Most of the people who sold the jewels have jobs.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:05 PM
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I think it would be best to buy it and then at some point down the line have it delivered to Her Majesty The Queen. Just as a gift.
Unlikely. It hardly has a royal provenance of significance.
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Princess Michael of Kent had a gala portrait taken for her 70th birthday. She's wearing the festoon tiara from her late mother-in-law, Princess Marina.
It seems that Princess Michael had a gala portrait taken to celebrate her 70th birthday:
10 facts about Princess Michael of Kent - Photo 5 | Celebrity news in hellomagazine.com
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The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra sold some of their Kent jewels.
Prince Michael who seems to have less money, kept hers among them 2 tiaras, the one PM wore for her Birthday, Tilia posted and the huge Fringe tiara.
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:27 PM
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I think that was probably because Alexandra has her own jewels and her own tiara and The Duchess of Kent doesn't carry out many if any official duties nowadays so she doesn't need a lot of tiara's. Princess Michael still attends dinners and other events where a tiara might be used.
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Princess Michael of Kent had a gala portrait taken for her 70th birthday. She's wearing the festoon tiara from her late mother-in-law, Princess Marina.
It seems that Princess Michael had a gala portrait taken to celebrate her 70th birthday:
10 facts about Princess Michael of Kent - Photo 5 | Celebrity news in hellomagazine.com
The Pearl and Diamond Festoon Tiara seems to be a firm favourite of Marie Christine's.
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The Pearl and Diamond Festoon Tiara seems to be a firm favourite of Marie Christine's.
True she hasn't worn the fringe tiara for ages. Would love to see her wearing it again.
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:39 AM
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True she hasn't worn the fringe tiara for ages. Would love to see her wearing it again.
I also like the Kent Fringe Tiara,Marie Christine wears it well,however I prefer it in the original form and not with the string of diamonds on it.
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MC is still regullary wear the fringe diamond tiara, f.ex.at state banquet for President Obama.
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MC is still regullary wear the fringe diamond tiara, f.ex.at state banquet for President Obama.
But then we have got no good pics from it.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:14 AM
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Princess MC wore a huge necklace for her Son Lord Frederick's Wedding.

Where did she found the diamonds ?

They don't have to support themselves by selling jewels.
Her books are they so succesful and the Prince's business with Russia ?
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The last time I saw her wearing the fringe was at the SV from the US in 2011. She was only pictured when arriving in the car.
http://s1.postimg.org/pcwrvvean/Kent_fringe_SV_USA.jpg
Maybe she wears it more often, but we rarely get pictures?


I'm glad that she wore it again without the diamond riviere. That composition wasn't a success, imo.
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:29 AM
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Princess MC wore a huge necklace for her Son Lord Frederick's Wedding.

Where did she found the diamonds ?

They don't have to support themselves by selling jewels.
Her books are they so succesful and the Prince's business with Russia ?
Where the couple have got their money from has always been an intriguing question. The Princess' books are moderately successful I would say but nowhere near enough to keep them in the style to which they are accustomed. They have, along with the Prince's brother and sister, sold off some of the family's unused/unneeded possessions but I understand this was in part to pay of tax owed on the estate their parents left.
The Prince was reported to have received £320,000 from an exiled Russian oligarch, and given the Prince's links to Russia and the large number of very wealthy Russians living in London I'm sure this is not the only payment from such sources.
They sold their country home in 2006 around the same time they started having to pay £120,000 a year for their Kensington Palace apartment.
In regards to her jewels, I'm sure the Princess has enough to keep her looking sparkly without stopping her selling off a few here and there to make money when needed. Also i'm sure she borrows or is given jewels to wear every now and then.
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Gala Jewels: Princess Michael of Kent (Part One) | The Court Jeweller

Gala Jewels: Princess Michael of Kent (Part Two) | The Court Jeweller

She has an amazing collection! Her jewels are exquisite.
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