Wedding gift from Maharaja?
Queen Maud wore a large diamond sun brooch in the Norwegian Parliament in November 1905 and again to her coronation in June 1906. News reports referred to it as "the diamond sun brooch she received as a wedding gift from the Maharaja of Cooch Behar" (i.e. Nripendra Narayan) in 1896.
The spikes of the coronation brooch looks different from the spikes in the sketch:
News report regarding the Maharaja gift (for those who read Norwegian):
I think that the new sketch (showing the gift from King Haakon) shows the brooch which Queen Maud wore on the centre of her dress for her Coronation.
Sketch of brooch
What do others think?
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