|Queen Victoria in her Golden Jubilee year, 1887|
"The Drawing Room"
(excerpts from an article originally published in the Times, 14 Mar 1891)
|Victoria wears her diamond sunray tiara|
The lace worn by the Queen, the design of which represents the rose, thistle, and shamrock, and the Maltese cross, was specially manufactured in Malta, and is a Jubilee gift from the ladies of the Maltese nobility.
|Alexandra wears a tiara that may have been set with sapphires|
|Beatrice wears her diamond star tiara on her wedding day|
Her Royal Highness Princess Maud of Wales  wore a dress of a lovely shade of daffodil satin duchesse, with ruche of mousseline de soie at the foot; corsage of the same, satin trimmed chiffon, and girdle of gold, with jewels; train of the satin-lined same, to correspond. Orders, Victoria and Albert, St. John of Jerusalem, and Jubilee Commemoration Medal. Ornaments, pearls and diamonds.
1. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (1819-1901). This drawing room was held almost four years after her Golden Jubilee.
2. King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) of the United Kingdom. They were the Prince and Princess of Wales until Victoria's death in 1901.
3. These were the Crown Opals, which Queen Alexandra later remodeled, replacing the opals with rubies. Queen Elizabeth II owns and wears the ruby suite; read more about it here.
4. This may be the tiara that was later set with amethysts and owned by Princess Maud, Countess of Southesk. Alexandra also had a sapphire and diamond choker necklace; both the tiara and the necklace were gifts from her brother-in-law, Tsar Alexander III of Russia.
5. Princess Henry of Battenberg (1857-1944), born Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. She was the youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; her daughter, Ena, later became Queen of Spain.
6. This could be the tiara of diamond stars that Queen Victoria gave to Beatrice as a wedding gift.
7. Princess Maud of Wales (), later Queen Maud of Norway. She married her cousin, Prince Charles of Denmark, in 1896; a decade later, he was elected King of Norway. Their grandson, King Harald V, is the country's present king.