Edward, Prince of Wales's first 'official mistress', Lillie Langtree, their affair lasted from 1877 to 1880. The tiara features many diamond pinnacles, alternately topped with flower heads and honeysuckle on a band of diamonds.
Lilly Langtree (1853-1929) by Lady Finavon. She married Edward Langtry in March 1874 as a way to leave the Channel Islands where she was born. She had a relationship with the Prince of Wales and later became an actress. By the end of teh war, she retired to Monaco and at the age of 75 caught bronchities and pleurisy and later influenza and passed away on 2/12/1929.
Mrs Lillie Langtry, British actress, 1890. Artist: W&D Downey Pictures
Lillie Langtry (1853-1929), English actress, 1890. Langtry was infamous for being the semi-official mistress to the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII. From The Cabinet Portrait Gallery, first series, Cassell and Company Limited (London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890).