Thanks Xavi24, 'the Wruttembergs are such an interesting set. I always wondered why Germany did not go back to having several Kings and Emperors and Kingdoms e.g Baden, Prussia, Hannover, Saxe-Coburg.
I do know they still exist in name only but they have no real input as they use to have in the days of old. The question is, 'could have Germany remained one country with several different Kingdoms?
The UK is made up of 4 distinct nations but under one royal house that basically binds them all together.
In Britain's history they had a Scottish royal family and a Prince of Wales and England had about 4 different Kingdoms all governed by different kings, yet they all morphed into one nation state under one royal family.
I stumbled across this nice blog about royal weddings called ‘Bright & Beautiful’ and was amazed by the amount of pictures of royals and their jewels, royals I’d never heard of before mind you.. like the Princess von Quadt.
Anyway, I started looking through the pictures of the wedding of Princess Sophie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg http://peoplebrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com/2017/06/sophie-lowenstein-constantin-fugger.html?m=1
and was once again in awe of that big emerald tiara she wore, but what surprised me the most was the tiara that the Hereditary Duchess Marie of Württemberg (now Dowager Hereditary Duchess as her husband Hereditary Duke Friedrich passed away in 2018) 😞 wore to the party. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-keeBz2GY824/WeBupSHbNhI/AAAAAAAAhlU/uS4DMiqC9MQfN4oDw3AG-PeErSsvtBjVwCLcBGAs/s1600/P1010550.jpg
(That sapphire pendant was lookin’ good too)
It was a tiara I had become acquainted with through a picture of Duchess Maria Antonia of Württemberg, sister of the current Duke of Württemberg, I’d found online once. https://www.google.com.pa/search?q=herzogin+maria+antonia+von+württemberg&client=safari&hl=en-pa&prmd=inmxv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiSkfC3m5PzAhV3QzABHeYDCTIQ_AUoAXoECAMQAQ&biw=414&bih=622&dpr=3#imgrc=XH4uZwmBgsT4XM&imgdii=PGu-ORshqcgxuM
(The website does not let me enlarge the picture without signing in, so I’m linking it from google images)
The tiara is composed of inverted or inflected arches (sort of like waves) topped by stars and pearls. I’d long thought the tiara had left the family collection. Duchess María Antonia, the main wearer of the tiara passed away in 2014, but then again she never married or had any kids so it makes sense that she might leave the tiara to her brother, or maybe it never belonged to her, that is if we are treating the tiara as a individual piece on it’s own and not as a version of another tiara.
I kinda have this crazy theory that this Star and Pearl Tiara is just another version of the Emerald Floral Tiara. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/448248969134353434/
If we take a look at both tiaras, the base looks the same. Could it be that this tiara is just the emerald one without the flowers?? This is all just a crazy theory I have, and I’d not be shocked if they turned out to be two separate pieces given how well-off the Württembergs are. What do you guys think??
Have a nice week, y’all and see ya later! 👋