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      Queen Sophia’s Diamond Tiara History: This tiara was first seen on Queen Sophie, previously known as Princess Sophie of Prussia on her wedding to Constantine I of Greece in 1889. The tiara was later inherited by Queen Sophia’s daughter-in-law, Queen Frederika after she had died in 1932. The tiara was then never seen for over four decades, allowing many “royal watchers” to question its ownership. Many argued that the tiara had been sold after the Greek Royal Family was deposed due to it not be

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