Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Turquoise Tiara

Princess Stephanie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha will marry Jan Stahl in a religious at the St. Moritz Kirche in Coburg later today, and in honour of the occasion, we are taking a look at the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Turquoise Tiara-

…Sidenote: Charles Edward was deprived of his British titles according to the Titles Deprivation Act of 1917. This is when the United Kingdom authorized enemies of the UK during the first World War to be deprived of their British peerages and royal titles. Yikes! Seems like a raw deal right? Well this all happened because Charles Edward ended up abdicating the ducal throne and took up camp with the Nazi Party. He ended up serving in a number of positions in Nazi Germany. Yeah… just a shot in the dark here but, I’d say picking the side of your Grandma’s enemies and fighting on behalf of a cruel and monstrous dictator probably didn’t sit too well with the family. Good call on that one Parliament! So anyway….In 1905 the duke got married to Victoria Adelheid of Schleswig-Holstein and she was the original owner of this turquoise and diamond tiara. It might have been a wedding gift from her parents or her new husband. It’s not very clear and neither is who made this beautiful piece…but what is clear is that its part of a parure that consists of a necklace, brooch and large earrings. •••Btw this is Victoria. She's also bottom right at her daughter's wedding•••‼️👉🏻continued‼️ #sweden #princess #prince #jewelry #history #royalty #royaljewels #antique #atiaraaday #turquoise #diamonds #tiara #saxecoburgandgotha #germany #britian #britishroyalfamily #tuesday

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First worn by Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein around the time she married Prince Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duke of Albany, a grandson of Queen Victoria, the parure includes a pendant necklace. Notably worn by Duchess Victoria Adelaide at the Wedding Ball of her daughter, Princess Sibylla, and Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden in 1932.

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 The Turquoise Tiara was not pictured on subsequent Duchesses until the American-born Hereditary Princess Kelly wore the pieces of the parure at Royal Events, including the Weddings of Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeline of Sweden, and the Prince of Prussia, as well as King Carl XVI Gustav’s 70th Birthday Dinner. It is seemingly the only Tiara now with the family, and I hope to see it on Princess Stephanie later today!

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2 thoughts on “Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Turquoise Tiara

  1. Oh, I do hope she wears it! Hereditary Princess Kelly didn’t wear it at her wedding, so I’m hoping Princess Stephanie does! It’s one of my favorite turquoise tiaras. The color is fabulous, it has plenty of diamond sparkle, and the coronet style is becoming to everyone. 🙂

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  2. It’s so interesting to see this tiara worn according to the style of the times. It started out on top of the head, drifted onto the eyebrows, and now is back up where it started! It’s a lovely parure, and I would love to see it worn with a colour other than blue.

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