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You did? Amazing.
It makes me wonder though that you are mis-spelling your own mother's name.
Princess Lilian's dressmaker for decades was London-based Elisabeth Wondrake.
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thank you....my mother designed and made all those dresses and I worked with her. They were wonderful times,
Liz, Elizabeth Wondrak's daughter.
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no it's Elizabeth Wondrak. Her married name was Barrett. Where did you get the spelling of her name?
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You did? Amazing.
It makes me wonder though that you are mis-spelling your own mother's name.
Princess Lilian's dressmaker for decades was London-based Elisabeth Wondrake.
Actually I was with Gunilla Von Hall of Svenska Dagbladet last night. I lent her a lot of material to do an article on mummy's dresses just before she died in January 2006. It was thanks to Gunilla that I saw my mother for the last time as I live in Switzerland ans she lived in London in Belgrave Mews North. She decided to go to London to interview mummy and Princess Lilian and I accompanied her. She died shortly afterwards. My sister and I have all princess Lilians pattenrs and a huge amount of drawings and photographs. We have still not sorted them all out. Have a look at the website of my charity www.tackers.org Princess Lilian was on our honorary committee. She was such fun. My mother starting designing for her in the 50's and worked with her up until she died. I knew her all my life and my parents bought a little appartment in St Tropez that they found once when staying with Lilian and Bertil at the Villa Mirage in St Maxime. I drove past there just the other day. When I was little my freinds like to come home from school with me when Lilian and Bertil where at our house for fittings. They were always fun and would play royal when my friends went to courtsey for them. Mummy made Lilian's whole tousseau for her wedding and Lilian and Bertil had the same wedding anniversary as I do....december the 7th. Voilà....yes Elizabeth Wondrak is spelt like that and Princess Lilian used to sign her letters and cards to her 'Satin Doll'....
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:16 PM
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Elizabeth Wondrak - if I should have addressed you like an imposter which you are not, please accept my apologies and understand that there are quite a few not-too-trustworthy people around on the Internet (to put it mildly), and you never know if someone claiming a background like yours can be trustworthy or not.
The spelling of the name as "Elisabeth Wondrake" derives from the book about Queen Silvia's Nobel dresses, and I wouldn't have thought that the authors could make such a mistake...?
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:15 PM
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Having to wait for 30 years to marry!!
At least they were able to live together according to the Wikipedia.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:23 PM
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The first post in this thread on Princess Lilian has a photo of Princess Lilian wearing a most original necklace. It cascades down with precious gems of rubies, sapphires and emeralds. The last gem is a big emerald and it is quite attractive on the Princess's green gown. I have never seen a necklace like this before. Does anyone know more about it? I hope the necklace will be passed down to the next generation of royals so we can see it more of it.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:34 PM
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This so-called 'scarab' necklace from 1905 was a wedding gift to Crown Princess Margaret. Its exotic design has a romantic background as it refers to the first meeting of the then Margaret of Connaught and her future husband The Crown Prince of Sweden, which took place in Egypt.
After CP Margaret’s early death, it was inherited by her son Prince Bertil, who gave it to Lilian.
Like most of Princess Lilian’s personally owned jewelry, it will certainly stay with the main family branch and become a part of the Bernadotte collection one day.

Here’s a link to a page about this unique necklace (the link was posted here before but doesn’t seem to work anymore):
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All her jewellery is beautiful. It will look wonderful on Victoria and Madeline one day.
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Don't know where to ask,but here...does anyone have a picture of Princess Lea of Belgium wearing a tiara?I am sure there must be some case when she did...maybe wearing something from Lilian...
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Hi Marc23--I would suggest checking the Belgium jewels and family threads.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:44 AM
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Are there any photos of Princess Lilian at the Nobel Prize Ceremony 2009 last night? I'd love to see her, thanks in advance!
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Princess Lilian's health does not allow for her to attend official functions anymore.
The last Nobel Awards ceremony (not the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded in Norway...) she attended was in 2006.
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what i understand this is a necklace version of princess lilians diadem
Crown Princess Margaret| Boucheron Laurier Wreath Tiara Necklace
i would love to see this once more like a necklace but not if it could not be converted to a tiara again.
does snyone think it looks better like a necklace?
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^ Absolutely, Josefine! I for one would prefer it as a necklace. It's so beautiful, thanks for posting the link!
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what i understand this is a necklace version of princess lilians diadem
Crown Princess Margaret| Boucheron Laurier Wreath Tiara Necklace
i would love to see this once more like a necklace but not if it could not be converted to a tiara again.
does snyone think it looks better like a necklace?
Princess Lilian has a wonderful collection of jewels.
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Actually I was with Gunilla Von Hall of Svenska Dagbladet last night...
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:00 AM
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I do hope Princess Lilian leaves the bulk of her jewels to Victoria, with small momentos for the others. That will ensure they remain with the "main line" of the SRF.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:37 AM
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I do hope Princess Lilian leaves the bulk of her jewels to Victoria, with small momentos for the others. That will ensure they remain with the "main line" of the SRF.
It's not very likely that historical pieces which are now owned privately by Princess Lilian will be inherited personally by CP Victoria or her siblings.
They will most probably become part of the Bernadotte Family Foundation, which not only serves the same purpose of keeping them with the main Bernadotte family branch, but actually serves it better.
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It's not very likely that historical pieces which are now owned privately by Princess Lilian will be inherited personally by CP Victoria or her siblings.
They will most probably become part of the Bernadotte Family Foundation, which not only serves the same purpose of keeping them with the main Bernadotte family branch, but actually serves it better.
That achieves pretty much the objective I had in mind.
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