|Countess Sussie of Rosenborg wears the fringe tiara |
|Anastasia Mikhailovna |
Anastasia, who you can see wearing the fringe tiara in the image on the left, was quite the scandalous grand duchess — she gambled in Monaco, had an illegitimate son with her private secretary, and was even (probably falsely) accused of killing her husband. The press today would love her. But in between all of that, Anastasia also managed to give birth to a future queen. Her daughter, Alexandrine, married King Christian X of Denmark in 1898; she would be the next owner of the fringe tiara. According to Alexandrine's granddaughter, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, she wasn't that fond of wearing the elaborate royal jewels that she inherited from her Russian mother: "She was a very modest, really shy person. but for great occasions she would put on the jewelry that you would expect her to. But I remember that she did not wear a lot of jewelry."
|Alexandrine of Denmark |
NOTES, PHOTO CREDITS, AND LINKS
1. Cropped still from a YouTube video; source here.
2. Cropped still from a YouTube video; source here.
3. Cropped still from a YouTube video; source here.
4. A version of this post originally appeared at A Tiara a Day in April 2013.