13 March 2017

Bejeweled Bequests: The Ruby Olive Wreath Tiara

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The distinctive Ruby Olive Wreath Tiara worn today by Queen Anne-Marie of Greece has been in the Greek royal family for decades -- but it took a bit of a detour through another royal family along the way. Here's a look at the chain of inheritance of this classic tiara...



Queen Olga of the Hellenes: Original owner of the tiara, which was a gift from her husband, King George I of the Hellenes


Prince and Princess Nicholas of Greece and Denmark: Inherited the tiara from his mother, Queen Olga, in 1926; sometimes lent the tiara to her daughter, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent


Princess Olga of Yugoslavia: Inherited the tiara from her father, Prince Nicholas, in 1938
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King Paul and Queen Friederike of the Hellenes: Purchased the tiara from his cousin, Princess Olga, who had gone into exile; worn above by Friederike during a state visit to the United Kingdom
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Constantine II and Anne-Marie of Greece: Received the tiara from his mother, Queen Friederike, after their marriage; worn above by Queen Anne-Marie at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden in 2010
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