30 July 2018

The Daily Diadem: Queen Margherita's Savoy Knot Tiara

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Queen Elena of Italy wears the diamond and pearl tiara of Savoy knots that belonged to her mother-in-law, Queen Margherita, for an official visit with Pope Pius XII at the Vatican, 26 December 1939; the tiara, which was made in 1883 by Musy, has been in a vault in an Italian bank since 1946, when the Italian royal family went into exile