Pearl & Diamond Tiara worn by Infanta Eulalia of Spain. Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Duchess of Galliera; from her sister-in-law, Queen Maria Christina of Spain, on the occasion of her 1886 marriage to Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera. Created by del Mazo.
Pearl & Diamond Tiara worn by Infanta Eulalia of Spain, La Infanta Eulalia era la hija menor de la Reina Isabel II. Como parte de una promesa que le había hecho al difunto rey Alfonso XII, la infanta se casó en contra de su voluntad y por razones de Estado, el 6 de marzo de 1886 en Madrid con su primo carnal, Antonio de Orleans y Borbón, futuro duque de Galliera, hijo de Antonio de Orleáns, duque de Montpensier y de la infanta Luisa Fernanda de Borbón, y nieto del rey Luis Felipe de…
This tiara is said to be one of the most cherished by the Spanish Royal Family. It was a present given by King Alfonso XIII to Queen Victoria Eugenia, who wore it at their wedding on the 31 of May 1906.
"In the case of Charles II, the last Habsburg King of Spain, there were 3 uncle-niece marriages among the 7 unions of his immediate ancestry...His father and 2 of his great-grandfathers married their nieces. His paternal grandparents were 1st cousins once removed, but they comprised two of the seven marriages because they were also parents to his maternal grandmother. His maternal grandparents' marriage and the final marriage of great-grandparents was between first cousins."
Now likely to be in the possession of the Spanish Royal family this piece originated in the British Royal family with Queen Victoria. A gift from Prince Albert Queen Victoria wore this tiara to the 1871 wedding of her daughter Princess Louise and passed it to her daughter Princess Beatrice as a wedding gift in 1885. Princess Beatrice then passed it her own daughter Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain. The tiara is diamonds with 13 strawberry leaves and was originally set with rubies
Queen Ena is wearing her Brazilian aquamarine parure, consisting of a tiara, necklace and pendant, two sets of earrings, bracelet, and a two-piece pendant brooch. The tiara is in its original form before it was remodeled to a series of interlocking rings in the Vladmir style.