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Old 09-23-2016, 11:30 PM
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On the Alexander Palace forum this subject came up a few years ago. A poster there suggested that as officials in the Danish Embassy had got Queen Olga of Greece's jewellery out of Russia during the revolution, the Greek RF might have had an plan for their valuables formulated with the same Embassy as the situation deteriorated for them in Greece. It's an idea anyway, as there are such strong links between the royal families of the two countries.
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Queen Frederica had to sell her big sapphire cabuchon and her tiara . Great Jewels lover was she in need of money ?
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Queen Frederica had to sell her big sapphire cabuchon and her tiara . Great Jewels lover was she in need of money ?

The big sapphire was inherited by one of her children (probably irene) and was sold at auction to a Qatari museum in 2003. The tiara you refer to i assume was the necklace that was made to fit the sapphire - since this hasn't been seen since the 1970s (irene often wore it as a tiara) this might be the tiara she was referring to. Its assumed to be sold as its not been seen since, althogh it could well have been broken down for other uses, simply in need of repair etc....
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:36 AM
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Queen Freidiriki, after leaving Greece in 1967, she never sold her jewels. The legacy of Queen Sophia(she was Princess of Prussian), was sold by King Paul to restore, the Palaceof Tatoi and the Royal Palace of Athens. And I remember that during the World War ,and then , was when queen Freideriki had said that she had to sold her own jewelry.
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Queen Frederica had to sell her big sapphire cabuchon and her tiara . Great Jewels lover was she in need of money ?
You are not talking about the Romanov jewels? They are not sold.
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:48 AM
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I am thinking to the tiara Princess Marie Chantal wore afterwards . I never knew if Mr Miller bought it again.
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:23 PM
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Tiara of MC has no relationship with the Romanov family or historical value. In an old interview, the journalist asks MC, if she has jewels with historical value, and focuses on the Romanov family, the answer was, that she had no jewels of historical value, but her mother in law, yes.

Regarding Tiara of Marie Chantal, she used this tiara at the wedding of Prince of sweden, I remember.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...1adac09954.jpg

And diamond tiara which was widely used by Queen Freideriki, it was of Queen Sophia of Greece, it was never sold, but the Queen Anna María has never used it, and I understand why she has not used that tiara, because frankly, must be very heavy, uncomfortable and sorry to Marie Chantal did not fit on the head. The jewels of the princess Irini I do not know about it, but she is a woman who has never given great value to the jewels.
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the Tiara of Marie chantal has no historical value, so it catches my attention, because the value of the tiaras of European royal houses is in the history, not in the economic value of the jewel. It strikes me that Princess Tatiana at your wedding used a jewel of the Greek royal family, and Marie Chantal no.
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The Diamond Circles Tiara tiara of Princess Irene was still in the family up until the early 90's as her niece Infanta Elena wore it but is hasn't been seen since.

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I can imagine given how low-key Princess Irene is that she could still have her tiara and simply choose not to wear it very often anymore.

I think people are always surprised when long forgotten tiaras reappear but I guess when you have plenty of tiaras like Queen Anne-Marie you don't worry about wearing them all just to prove you still have them. The big diamond tiara MC wore looked very big and heavy and I think Anne-Marie would give it a miss in favour of her other tiaras which all seem much lighter and easier to wear.
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I can imagine given how low-key Princess Irene is that she could still have her tiara and simply choose not to wear it very often anymore.
That is also my thougt. Unlike her brother and his Family she does not attend the big Events in Denmark where tiaras are worn. So probably she has not the occasions to wear it.
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She would be more likely IMO to wear a tiara in Spain and the RF there very rarely wear tiaras. I doubt, given how close she is to her sister with all the resources that brings that she would need cash that much to sell a family heirloom.
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She would be more likely IMO to wear a tiara in Spain and the RF there very rarely wear tiaras. I doubt, given how close she is to her sister with all the resources that brings that she would need cash that much to sell a family heirloom.
That's what i mean. She usually attends more Family Events in Spain but they are no tiara occasion's so no Events for Irene to wear a tiara.
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The Diamond Circles Tiara could turn up yet,Princess Irene might pass it onto Sofia/Leonor.
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Agreed 100%. The GRF has no "Crown Jewels". All jewels belong to the family and came as dowry with every bride since Grand Duchess then Queen Olga.
It was their property and they had every right to remove it upon their departure in December 1967.

As a side "argument" let's not forget that after the Monarchy was abolished by the Junta and they declared a Democracy, they installed their first president who prompty moved into the Herodus Atticus Palace and changed the decor to fit the personality of the new "first lady".
The Junta was in no mood to return anything to the GRF in 1968 or till they were thrown out and the new crop came in...
The Crown regalia are still here in Greece in the old parliament museum

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Ι fully agree with you. And we should not forget that in the beginning of their exile the GRF was supposed to go back in Greece. Only later (I do not remember when) the Junta organized a "Referendum" which ended to the abolition of Monarchy since 1 june 1973.
So i do not believe that upon his arrival in Rome end 1967 he started asking for the jewels, and that the Junta acted soooo quickly that they already received them early 1968.
The junta abolished the Monarchy in Greece at 1973 but HM King Constantine was the head of Greece until 1974 .Then when the new elected prime Minister Karamanlis organized the referendum in which the Monarchy abolished with 68% against .

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On the Alexander Palace forum this subject came up a few years ago. A poster there suggested that as officials in the Danish Embassy had got Queen Olga of Greece's jewellery out of Russia during the revolution, the Greek RF might have had an plan for their valuables formulated with the same Embassy as the situation deteriorated for them in Greece. It's an idea anyway, as there are such strong links between the royal families of the two countries.
Queen Olgas jewelles from Denmark went to a safe in The bank of Greece and afterwards when the royal lady's needed jewels took from the safe and put in them again etc
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I wonder are there any jewels that were left behind in a vault?
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That is also my thougt. Unlike her brother and his Family she does not attend the big Events in Denmark where tiaras are worn. So probably she has not the occasions to wear it.
When she was guest at the 1st wedding of Prcss. Alexandra of Berleburg in 1998 in Denmark and everyone in possession of a tiara wore one, she and her sister Sophia were the only ones who didn`t....
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