17 February 2020

The Daily Diadem: Queen Alexandra's Sapphire Tiara

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Lady Maud Carnegie (later the Countess of Southesk) wears the amethyst setting of Queen Alexandra's Sapphire Tiara as she blows her nose during the 1937 coronation; the tiara, given to Alexandra her brother-in-law, Tsar Alexander III of Russia, was later sold by Maud's descendants