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Duke of Kent wedding gift tiara. Congratulations to Ursula and Laura
Posted by Beth
on February 6, 2019, 9:29 am
Congratulations to Ursula and Laura for solving the puzzle of the tiara the Duke of Kent gave to Princess Marina for their wedding. There have been numerous discussions about the tiara (which had an interchangeable centre) over a long period of time.
Now Ursula has published the findings.
Royal Magazin https://royal-magazin.de/england/kent/kent-marina-bandeau-art-deco-diamond-tiara-wedding-gift.htm
Below are two additional photos which I found some time ago but never got around to posting.
A photo showing the couple arriving at the Empire Ball in 1935
I think that Princess Marina may have worn the tiara to the Hampden House Ball (a coronation ball) in 1937 -- but I am not 100% sure. The tiara definitely isn't the City of London fringe tiara or the diamond and pearl snake tiara.
What do others think?