02 December 2017

The Daily Diadem: Empress Frederick's Diamond Shell Tiara

Grand Ladies Site

Crown Princess Victoria of Prussia (born Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, later Empress Frederick of Germany) wears her diamond shell tiara in a formal court portrait, ca. 1865; this is the coronet given to her as a wedding present by her husband's uncle and aunt, King Friedrich Wilhelm IV and Queen Elisabeth of Prussia, but its current whereabouts appear to be unknown