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Re: Danish Pearls.
Edited by The Royal Watcher on August 3, 2018, 2:05 am
Posted by The Royal Watcher
on August 2, 2018, 5:51 pm, in reply to "Danish Pearls.
What a fascinating letter from the Duchess of Teck! Thank you for sharing Beth!
To answer your questions:
1. Even Queen Margrethe said 'I honestly don't know why the Khedive gave the future Crown Princess of Denmark such a gift?' in the De Kongelige Juveler documentary!
2. I think the necklace only had three drops but it seems like Queen Lovisa used the earrings as pendants, wearing smaller studs. The pendent earrings are the ones worn by Queen Margrethe in your picture.
3. The brooch was a wedding gift to Princess Louise of Prussia when she married Prince Frederick of the Netherlands (the bride's maternal grandparents) in 1825 (along with the Pearl Poire Tiara HERE
). It is usually worn with the 'married' Pearl Poire/Khedive of Egypt Parure!
Below is part of a letter written by the Duchess of Teck in September 1877 regarding the pearls of the then Crown Princess Lovisa of Denmark.
I am interested in three aspects of information given about Lovisa's pearls.
1. Do anyone know why the Khedive gave such a generous present to the then Swedish princess? Could it have been to gain influence with Sweden or Denmark and if so, why?
2. Did the necklace originally have 5 pearl drops?
Or did the necklace only originally have 3 drops -- as it is today?
3. What was the pearl brooch given by the bride's maternal grandparents?
Edited for a typo.