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Re: Queen Maud wedding gifts - brooch from King Haakon or Maharaja?
What a very interesting find Knightship! That opens up a whole new field of investigation. I strongly suspect that the Norwegian press would have had its information from the Royal Court, and will be accurate.
The Maharaja and Ranee of Cooch Behar gave Queen Mary a substantial wedding gift and are likely to have given a similarly impressive gift to Queen Maud. I will try to see what I can find in the UK press.
According to the UK press, King Haakon gave Queen Maud 2 separate brooches for their wedding.
One sketch (said to be the sun brooch)
The new sketch appears to be another brooch -- but is it? Oh for a photo or two!