20 February 2018

Queen Margrethe's Cayx Jewels

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Today, the Danish royal family will hold a funeral for Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II and father of Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim. To remember Henrik, I thought we'd highlight the jewels that Margrethe wore during their yearly holiday at their home in the south of France, the Chateau de Cayx. The photos capture Daisy and Henri, the couple behind the trappings of royalty, and the jewelry is equally personal.


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1996: Major daisy earrings and a matching brooch


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2000: A repeat of the daisy jewels among the roses


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2001: Button earrings with a vintage vibe in white and gold


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2002: Blue earrings and an eye-catching dragonfly brooch


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2003: Smaller daisy earrings and a decorative hair comb


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2004: Turquoise button earrings


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2005: Blue earrings and a hidden necklace


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2006: Daisy earrings and a bright, beaded necklace


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2007: Petite cluster earrings and a turquoise ring


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2008: Pink earrings and a delicate golden brooch


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2012: A pair of long necklaces, one with pearls and a station necklace studded with little daisies, and a pair of elaborate, girandole-style earrings


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2014: Daisy earrings and a matching brooch


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Au revoir, Henri...