Argyll-Kent Daisy Brooches

Today marks the 80th Anniversary of the death of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, the fascinating artistic daughter of Queen Victoria, and to mark the date, we are taking a look at one of her heirloom jewels which are still worn today, the Argyll-Kent Daisy Brooches-

In 1873, Princess Louise received these three Garrard Diamond Daisy Brooches as a wedding gift from her siblings, Prince Arthur, Prince Leopold and Princess Beatrice, ahead of her marriage to the Marquess of Lorne, heir to the Dukedom of Argyll, and wore the Daisy Brooches to hold her veil in place on her wedding day, and later in a portrait by Angeli.

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………………………… ⚜Jewelry and Generations⚜(35/40)⚜ 🌟Princess Michael of Kent is well known for playing with the versatility of her jewelry and this pair of diamond clasps seem to be a favorite of hers! They were originally the clasps of a five row pearl bracelet worn by Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. Princess Michael uses them in several ways such as its original use as a bracelet and as a pearl choker. Me favorite way of seeing them worn is when Princess Michael creates a grand diamond and pearl necklace out of them and several other pieces from her collection.🌟 Informations by: @britishroyaljewels #RoyalFamily #Royal #Windsor #RoyalStyle #Queen #QueenElizabethII #ElizabethII #PrincessElizabeth #QueenofUK #Style #Family #QueenMother #RoyalTitles #PrincessMary #PrinceHenry #PrincessAlice #PrinceWilliam #PrinceRichard #PrincessAlexandra #PrinceGeorge #PrincessMarina #PrinceEdward #PrinceMichael #PrincessMichael #PrincessMarina #DukeofKent #DuchessofKent #RoyalWedding2019 #LadyGabriella #DukeofGloucester #DuchessofGloucester

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Princess Louise had no children, and after her death, the Argyll Daisy Brooches were inherited by her great-nephew, the Duke of Kent, along with reportedly the Kent Festoon Tiara. The brooches were worn by Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent traditionally, as well as with a pearl pendant, pinned to her hats and the clasp of a choker.

In 1953, the Duchess loaned the large Daisy Brooch to her daughter, Princess Alexandra, for the Coronation of the Queen in 1953, after which she was photographed by Cecil Beaton.

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After Princess Marina’s death in 1968, the Argyll Daisy Brooches were inherited by her younger son, Prince Michael, and have been worn in a variety of versatile ways by his wife, Princess Michael, including as a tiara, earrings, pendant, and set into a larger brooch. There is no doubt we will continue to see the Duchess of Argyll’s Daisy Brooches for years to come.

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