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Old 10-01-2005, 08:17 PM
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I am interested in Princess Margaret's Turquoise Jewelry and Tiara. How did she come about them; were they gifts or an inheritance? If anyone can, would they please post photos and/or links per the rules. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-01-2005, 09:06 PM
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It was a 21st birthday gift from the Queen Mother, who received the pieces as a wedding gift from George V and Queen Mary in 1923 when she married the Duke of York. She never wore them and gave them to Margaret.
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Old 10-17-2005, 08:40 PM
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Were Princess Margaret's Turquoise Jewelry (Tiara, Earrings, Necklace, etal) inherited by any of her children? Was there anything in writing definitely detaling the inheritance of her jewelry?
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Old 10-17-2005, 10:16 PM
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Margaret's will was never made public so we don't really know. The publication, Hola, stated the Poltimore tiara was left to Viscount Linley, while the Papyrus Motif Tiara was left to Lady Sarah Chatto, but who knows if this is true or not.

As a general rule, each member of the royal family leaves all of their jewels, whether personal gifts acquired over the years or from the royal collection, to their descendants. Given that neither Lady Sarah nor Lady Serena really has much of a reason to wear huge tiaras, it's possible Margaret left most of her jewels, including the Turquoise parure, to the Queen.
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Apparently there is to be an auction of the late princess' jewels in June through Christie's. It was published in an interview in W magazine. I haven't seen this particular periodical, and nothing is showing up so far on the Christie's website, but it certainly makes you wonder what is going to end up going under the gavel!
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:21 AM
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Looking back at the pictures, it's a shame that the family are reduce to selling off ALL her beautiful jewels to help pay death taxes...if what the IHT report is true.

The jewels are not only beautiful but holds a wealth of history to each of them and something that if kept within the family and passed frm generation to generation would make it all the more meaningful. Now those lovely jewels will be in the hands of the highest bidder...sigh...if the reports are true that the children are having trouble paying the death taxes can't the HM help out - at least for PM memory's sake, so that the jewels can be kept within the family?

here's the link to the IHT article:- www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/09/style/fjewel.php
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:02 PM
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Here's another article from HELLO! http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...ncessmargaret/

It's a shame they're selling her jewels, they are so glamerous and filled with history. But it would be nice to see them on a new young royal, et least this way they will be used instead of sitting around in a vault somewhere.:)

Maybe King Carl of Sweden will want to buy Madeliene a gift for when she gets married. That would be cool.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:24 PM
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Probably the only time they'll really need a tiara is for the next coronation. And, of course, to lend to their daughters when they get married.
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Old 04-10-2006, 11:26 PM
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I'm with you all: I'm shocked, shocked, shocked that they would decide to auction pieces with so much emotional value! You'd think they're out of cash or sth. Although Hello magazine says it's the "shrewd ways" of Margaret's son, to deal with inheritance tax. But still?! Couldn't he sell, I dunno, some of his homes instead?
Anyway, I'm a bit sad about this. I hope that Sarah agrees with this decision though, and that it's not just lord linley's decision to auction that amazing tiara.
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From what we saw on the news here in Australia the only "serious" jewels on display were the Poltimore Tiara, a rather impressive diamond necklace, and a five-strand pearl necklace. All the other items appeared to be "minor" pieces; bracelets, brooches, clocks, figurines, that sort of thing.

Any auction must have a major drawcard, and I guess the Poltimore, the big diamonds and the pearls were chosen as the sacrificial items.
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:12 AM
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It would be nice if the Prince of Wales purchsed the Poltimore Tiara as he was rather close with his aunt and then it could stay in the family for his grandchildren.
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I really hope that the Persian Turquoise Parure, the Teck Circle Tiara/necklace stay in the family.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:38 AM
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Here is the link to the Christie's Princess Margaret Jewels Auction site:

http://www.christies.com/special_sit...k/overview.asp
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:54 PM
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In the HELLO! article is says they are also selling their Chelsea flat for 1.5 million, so yes they are selling a home too. But I guess that is not enough, oh well I just hope another royal family buys the jewels so we can keep seeing them used. The Paltimore tiara is just divine, I would hate to see it go to someone who wont use it.
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I must say I'm very disapppointed to learn that Princess Margaret's children are selling off her beautiful jewellery. If they are doing so in order to pay death duties/inheritance tax, then I'm quite surprised that The Queen hasn't paid it for them (it's not like she can't afford to).
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Old 04-11-2006, 04:12 PM
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You would think that the Queen would pay it so that her things would not be sold. I want the "M" pin with a crown on top! I could wear it my name starts with a "M". Maybe hubby will get it for me - you think so
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:39 PM
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Maybe it was discussed with the Queen and she felt blackmailed or just not so attached to these pieces ??

People in this thread brought up that the Swedish King should buy some jewelry for princess Madeleine.

Why on earth would someone want princess Margaret's bad luck and unfortunate destiny chanelled onto a nice young princess like Madeleine
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Warren, thank you for posting the link to Christies.

While I am also disappointed these will be sold, the bright side seems to be that many of us will have a chance to see some of the items in person, as they will travel to many temporary exhibition sites.
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now i know why they say shes the "last real princess." in her pictures, you can tell she knew that she was a princess. she wasn't aloof or apologetic about it. there's confidence in the way she looks and how she displayed her jewels. it's as if she knew she was above the rest of us, sounds absurd right? but shes very confident. i see her confidence in letizia of spain and alexandra of denmark.
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Old 04-11-2006, 06:52 PM
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Why on earth would someone want princess Margaret's bad luck and unfortunate destiny chanelled onto a nice young princess like Madeleine
Daneborn, I have no idea if you're superstitious or not but I for one don't think that just because a certain person who owned a piece of jewelry had bad luck means that another princess will. I believe Madeliene or another princess would look beautiful with them on. Who are we to know if it will bring bad luck or not?
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