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Re: Prussian Diamond Scroll Tiara
It is a very interesting subject as sadly many of the Prussian jewels are still a bit unknow to most of us I think. And as we know, the press were not that "helpful" in that respect either by always using that to me now rather irritating phrase "diamond tiara"... hehe.
But there are in fact a few illustrations / sketches from the gala performance at the Opera in 1891 - though not even those are always very reliable. These are the two I have been able to find:
Any more details on that State Visit would be very much appreciated, actually. So if anybody has more info I would be very glad to receive a note.
not that universally known
That is very interesting Juscha! Thank you!
Sadly for us the State visit to the UK was at a time when the press was still reasonably deferential and rarely took unauthorised snaps of the visiting royals.
I have just looked at what I have collected on the State visit by the Emperor and Empress in 1891. What ever tiara the Empress wore, it was said to have large stones. The cuttings I have show that, for the gala Opera evening, Queen Alexandra wore the Ladies tiara. I should do more of a hunt in the media as no doubt there will be a sketch of the evening.