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The Queen’s Crown

While we didn’t see Queen Mary being crowned with the Queen’s Crown, it was used for the Queen’s coronation for over 100 years. This crown was made in 1731 for Queen Sophie Magdalene (born of Brandenburg-Kulmbach) as she refused to wear the crown of her predecessor, Anna Sophie Reventlow, whom she hated. The crown was [read more]

Emerald parure tiara
Margrethe II of Denmark

The Danish Emerald Parure

The Emerald Parure is part of the Danish Crown Jewels, so we might soon see Queen Mary wearing this. The set consists of a tiara, necklace, brooch and earrings. It was made in 1840 by CM Weisshaupt on the orders of Queen  Caroline Amalie (born of Augustenburg, although the emeralds were originally a gift from [read more]