10 April 2020

Queen Margrethe's 70th Birthday Flashback: Even More Royal Jewels

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We've covered a whole lot of royal jewels so far in our look back at Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's 70th birthday concert, but this afternoon, we've got a few more bonus family jewels to enjoy!




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Queen Margrethe's younger sister, Princess Benedike, wore a whole lot of important bling for the concert gala. She donned the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe Tiara, which comes from her husband's family, as well as diamond earrings that belonged to her mother, Queen Ingrid of Denmark. Her necklace is part of Queen Alexandrine's Diamond Sautoir Necklace, and her diamond floral brooch (which can also be worn as a pendant) was a wedding gift from her father, King Frederik IX. She's also wearing the sash and star of the Order of the Elephant, the badge of the Order of the Dannebrog, and her father's Royal Family Order.


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Carina Axelsson, partner of Benedikte's son, Prince Gustav, wore her diamond spike tiara for the gala, plus a pair of classic diamond earrings.


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Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark, the eldest child of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie, attended her aunt's birthday gala in her diamond tiara. She also wore dramatic pearl drop earrings and her gold bangle bracelet. She secured the sash of the Order of the Redeemer with a small emerald and diamond brooch.


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Several members of the extended Danish royal family were also in attendance. Countess Sussie of Rosenborg, here wearing Queen Alexandrine's Fringe Tiara, is the wife of Count Ingolf of Rosenborg. He's one of Margrethe's first cousins (a son of her paternal uncle, Hereditary Prince Knud of Denmark).


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Sitting behind Princess Marie here is Countess Anne Dorte of Rosenborg. She was the wife of Count Christian of Rosenborg, who was Ingolf's younger brother. Anne Dorte, who passed away in 2014, wore Queen Alexandrine's Russian Sapphire Tiara for the gala.


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And here's one more family heirloom tiara that popped up at the birthday gala! Countess Jutta of Rosenborg is the wife of Count Axel, eldest child of Count Flemming and Countess Ruth of Rosenborg. Count Flemming was the youngest child of Prince Axel of Denmark and his wife, Princess Margaretha of Sweden -- which means that his family is closely related to the Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Belgian, and Luxembourgish royal families. For this birthday gala, Countess Jutta wore Queen Ingeborg's Turquoise Star Tiara, a legacy from Princess Margaretha's mother.