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I didn't know this family has lots of beautiful finest jewelleries and also castles....Some of their jewelleries far more grand than those belong to Scandinavian RF. Love the diamonds-emeralds Tiara and parurre wore by Princess Gloria http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...6&d=1122252420. I have no idea if this kind of jewellery (long necklace?)can matches with modern gala gown http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...7&d=1122252420.
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Is this jewelery still in the family or was it sold off?
She sold quite a lot actually, at least the tiara in the second picture, of Empress Eugenie. It is displayed at the Louvre these days.
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How many tiaras are still in posession of the House of Turn und Taxis?
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WOW! This lady has character or what?!
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How many tiaras are still in posession of the House of Turn und Taxis?
You may as well ask "How many tiaras does Queen Elizabeth have?" Nobody ouside a very small circle would know. :)
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What a very original Lady is Gloria ! She looks so no conformist!
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:14 PM
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i actually love her style :)
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What a very original Lady is Gloria ! She looks so no conformist!
In the 1980's she was known as Princes TNT for her wild antics at parties. But after her husband died she was brilliant at saving much of the family fortunes. Apparently there were alot of bad investments that the Prince made the last couple years of his life and her business savy really saved alot even thought she sold a lot of things. So she went from wild to respected in that regard. Robin leach of Life Styles of the Rich and Famous show loved to use her as one of his "lifestyles".
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I think her style was definitely worthy of attention in her prime. Lately, though, I dunno if I'd agree. During the 90s/early 2000s she dressed more conservatively...and it worked. Every once in a while, now, she tries to get a little quirky, again...and I'm not so sure it works like it used to...hahaha
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That tiara is a bit crazy...but I like it. Is the sapphire at the top perhaps the one to which she has secured pearls as a multi-strand necklace? It looks about the same size. Also, does anyone know what event this was? It seems to have been photographed better than most, and obiously it was quite a formal occasion.

As a side note, does anyone know if the small tiara (kleines diadem) of Fuerstin Margarethe was sold?
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does anyone know what event this was? It seems to have been photographed better than most, and obiously it was quite a formal occasion.
Formal indeed. The caption says 1993, Gloria is pictured with one of the Württemberg Dukes, so the occasion is probably the pre-wedding party for the marriage of Hereditary Duke Friedrich and Princess Marie zu Wied.
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I think her style was definitely worthy of attention in her prime. Lately, though, I dunno if I'd agree. During the 90s/early 2000s she dressed more conservatively...and it worked. Every once in a while, now, she tries to get a little quirky, again...and I'm not so sure it works like it used to...hahaha
Strange as it may seem, the former Princess TNT is now an ultra ultra conservative catholic and a personal friend of the new pope. Given the long standing on dit that she enjoys more than a friendship with Princess Borgese, I'm not sure how one reconciles the different parts of her personality? In any case, she sure has great jewelry!
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Formal indeed. The caption says 1993, Gloria is pictured with one of the Württemberg Dukes, so the occasion is probably the pre-wedding party for the marriage of Hereditary Duke Friedrich and Princess Marie zu Wied.
It was at the pre-wedding-gala of Hereditary Prince Alois of Lichtenstein and Duchess Sophie in Navaria at Nymphenburg. The men next to her ist Duike Philipp of Württemberg, who is married to Sophie's sister Marie Caroline.
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As a side note, does anyone know if the small tiara (kleines diadem) of Fuerstin Margarethe was sold?
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I was surprised to see that even a conservative financially-based publication had kudos for the former "TNT."

BW Online | June 17, 2002 | Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

JUNE 17, 2002 The Stars of Europe - FINANCE

Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis Investor, Germany

No one expected Germany's Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis to become a brilliant financial manager when her husband, Prince Johannes, died suddenly in 1990. The onetime waitress, who used to be known as the "punk princess" because of her wild clothes and hairstyles, was left in charge of managing a $1.4 billion inheritance for her son, Albert, who is now 18.


But Gloria rose to the challenge. She taught herself business and tax law. Then she ditched many of the late prince's financial advisers, sacked a large number of staff at her 500-room palace in Regensburg, in southern Germany, and sold heirlooms to clear $350 million in debts.

That was just the beginning. In recent years, the princess, now 42, has restructured her son's holdings, which included the family-controlled T&T Bank, a handful of Mittelstand companies, and Europe's biggest private forest. She sold off poor-performing assets, including the bank, a brewery, and investments in the financial-services industry. And she successfully floated TTL Information Technology, a family-controlled Internet-services company, on the Neuer Markt, just before the tech bubble burst.

Since then, Gloria has focused the conglomerate on real estate and forestry. She explains her investment decisions in plain terms. Asked why she chose to sell off the family silver rather than a chunk of real estate to pay her son's inheritance taxes, Gloria says: "Albert can buy a new tureen anytime he needs one, but he can hardly go out and buy a forest."

Thanks to that conservative approach, the Thurn und Taxis fortune came through the recent economic slowdown unscathed, which is more than can be said for a lot of German businesses. Analysts estimate that the family conglomerate, which lost money before Gloria took over, is now generating a return of about 10%. Not a few German bankers must be envious.
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Her explanation for the selling of "treasure," i.e. silver and jewelry, is inspired.
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If it can be found there is a auction catalog of the silver, and jewels sold. I obtained my copy through ebay. It has many wonderful photos of the jewels, alot that have been shown here, and some not.
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I've just found it:
Margarethe von Thurn und Taxis nee von Habsburg-Lothringen
Margarethe Thurn Taxis 2 pictures from fashion photos on webshots
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P Gloria dose have that go get them attitude. And it is good that she took an active interest in the familles fortune and sacked all the slackers. Well Done..
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