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Mary Adelaide of Cambridge

The Duchess of Teck’s Tiara

The Duchess of Teck’s tiara is “formed as a band of 20 crescents and three pave-set wild roses on a gold framework.” The elements that this tiara consists of were part of the inheritance from Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, the Duchess of Teck, from her childless aunt, Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester. They were [read more]

Mary Adelaide of Cambridge

Mary Adelaide of Cambridge – The original people’s Princess

Mary Adelaide of Cambridge was born on 27 November 1833 as the daughter of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, the youngest surviving son of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel. It had been more than a decade since Augusta’s last pregnancy, and the family was quite surprised. The christening of the newborn Princess took place six [read more]

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Amelia of Great Britain

The Princesses of Cambridge

The first two creations of the Dukedom of Cambridge were for the sons of the future James II and his first wife, Anne Hyde. Both boys died young and thus never had children themselves. The third creation was for the future George II, who was styled as Duke and Marquess of Cambridge from 9 November [read more]