28 September 2020

The Evening Earring: Princess Marina's Girandole Earrings

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The Duchess of Kent wears diamond girandole earrings from the collection of her late mother-in-law, Princess Marina (with the Kent Diamond Bandeau), for a gala event at the Palace of Versailles, December 1972; the eighteenth-century diamond earrings were later sold by the family, reportedly to help pay inheritance taxes on Princess Marina's estate