Gloucester Pearl and Emerald Suite

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of the Death of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, the longest-lived member of the Royal Family, who died on this day in 2004 at the age of 102. A daughter of the fabulously wealthy Duke of Buccleuch and a daughter-in-law of King George V and Queen Mary, the Duchess possessed a fabulous collection of jewellery, most of which is now worn by her daughter-in-law, the current Duchess, including today’s piece. Continue reading