The late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was born on this day in 1930. To mark the day, we are taking a look at her classic Greville Pearl and Diamond Earrings which are now regularly worn by her daughter, Lady Sarah Chatto.
Princess Margaret was seen in the Pearl and Diamond Earrings as early as the 1950s, and originally belonged to Mrs Ronald Greville, a society hostess who bequeathed her splendid collection to the Queen Mother (the image of Mrs Greville, and the information that the earrings came from her, was found by the wonderful Beth of HFJCMB). She often paired it with the Lotus Flower Tiara, and continued to wear it well into the 90s.
In 1994, Princess Margaret gave the earrings as a gift to her only daughter, Lady Sarah, who first wore them for her wedding to Daniel Chatto. In the years since, these earrings have been regularly worn by Lady Sarah for a plethora of events, both personal and royal, including the recent wedding of her godson, the Duke of Sussex. I have no doubt she will continue to wear them for years to come.