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Old 03-09-2016, 07:04 AM
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Was last night the first time for Astrid to wear the Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Bandeau?
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Was last night the first time for Astrid to wear the Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Bandeau?
As far as I know, yes it was.


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Old 03-09-2016, 07:18 AM
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Yes, it was the first time. At least in public. Quite a surprise really. I wonder it it was a gift or a loan? But we probably learn that anyways.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:29 AM
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As far as I know, yes it was.

Hopefully we'll find out more on whether its a loan from her mother or if Astrid now owns it,plus it really suits the Archduchess/Princess.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:47 AM
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Dear Princess Astrid , you were great with the deco tiara , I hope it will be yours for ever.
Since years You wore Aosta jewels , now for the first time your mother's tiara. Well done !
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:32 AM
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I so do hope the Queen Elizabeth bandeau does not wnd up leaving the main line of the BRF. They have a limited selection, and it would Alne a she of this tiara left that collection.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:10 AM
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Antwerp is the world's diamond capital (Amsterdam will disagree... ;-) and Brussels is studded with jewellers. Nothing stops the Belgians to acquire nice new bijoux...
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:12 AM
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This lovely bandeau originates from Queen Elisabeth and is the jewel with the longest family history. It has been worn by five generations of Belgian royal ladies, and I so much hope that it will one day be worn by Princess Elisabeth and stay with future Queens. The BRF has only so few jewels with such long histories left, it would be so sad to see this one disappear in the sideline.

Of course, it is a personal possession Queen Paola, and she is entitled to do with it what she wants. I also agree that Princess Astrid deserves to wear it and she deserves a fair share of her mother's jewels. But I just hope that this bandeau is only a loan to her and that she'll inherit other jewels from her mother when the time comes.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:59 AM
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Whilst it was nice to see her wear this tiara i do hope it is only a loan. Imagine if this lovely tiara left the main line of the Belgian royal family - also are Astrids children really going to have the need for more tiaras they already have the one she normally uses.
The future of the Belgian royal family in the next decade or 2 is the King and Queen and their 4 children - that is a tiara shortage. And the belgian royals are not overly wealthly that they can go out and buy new pieces not to mention the negative press that they would receive.
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:10 AM
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I understand your position but at the other hand: Princess Elisabeth will have the most important jewels.

The princesses/archduchesses Maria Laura (pic), Luisa Maria (pic) and Laetitia Maria (pic, here with her sister-in-law Donna Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein), are also grandchildren of Queen Paola of course. She seems adoring her grandchildren and it is only very natural that she wishes her only daughter to have her best jewels.

Recently it became known that the Queen placed a pittoresque old vicarage (pic 1 and pic 2) near the Château de Fenffe in the property of her grandsons Aymeric and Nicholas (pic - sons of Prince Laurent). So maybe she is distributing a bit, re-arranging her assets.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:41 AM
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When in 1900 Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria married Prince Albert future King of Belgium , they are strangely no wedding pictures.

She had no important jewels, received no jewels from Leopold II and from the Count de Flanders.

When she became Queen in 1909 she ordered some jewels such as the deco tiara and the Cartier tiara. She was seen also with small bandeau. For Marie José Wedding she wore the Cartier tiara with a big color stone on it .
For the big emerald brooch , I dont' remember and it not seen anymore

The jewels of the Countess of Flanders were stolen and the rest was given to her daughters or granddaughter Marie-José.

The King and the Queen gave Princess Astrid a bracelet when Princess Josephine Charlotte was born. This bracelet belongs now to the Duchess of luxenbourg.
She received an emerald necklace/ tiara when the heir Baudouin was born. This parure was seen of course on Princess Lilian and disapears for ever. This is a mistery for us because they were never sold in Lilian Auctions.

King Albert I died accidentally in Marche-les-Dames on 27 Februar 1934. Queen Elisabeth was in deep depression and when Prince Albert was born on 6 June 1934, instead of buying a jewel she gave to Queen Astrid her Deco tiara.

This tiara was seen later on Princess Lilian with the diamands of the 9P tiara !

On December 1960 for King Baudouin's Wedding , King Leopold III gave the deco tiara to Prince Albert. It was the first time that Princess Paola wore it. She never received it as wedding present.

What did he give to King Baudouin in December 1960 ???????(the emerald tiara/necklace ?)

For the 2 pre-weddings events Princess Liiian had to loan a tiara she wore twice.
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I wonder has it ever been worn as a tiara?
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:34 AM
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This tiara is not one of my favorite but I am glad that thanks to the princess Astrid enjoy it for the moment, because in the future who knows??
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I agree, it's ab beautiful tiara. As for it's future, I think that it will go to Princess Margarita's eldest son, who happens to be AD Lorenz. So there shouldn't be much to fear for Princess Astrid.
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