We've talked a lot about this lady and her tiaras on the blog, so it's only fitting we get to finally meet her at last: Queen Ingrid of Denmark, mother of our beloved Queen Daisy and grandmother-in-law to the lovely Crown Princess Mary. She's at the top of this picture, standing beside her (semi-visible) husband, King Frederik IX.
Fittingly, Ingrid is wearing the tiara we call here, in honor of its association with her, Ingrid's Ruby Parure Tiara. Ingrid bequeathed it to her grandson, Crown Prince Frederik, whose wife, Mary, now wears it. The tiara is originally a Swedish piece, but it didn't come to Denmark with the Swedish-born Ingrid; instead, it was given by Queen Joséphine of Sweden to her granddaughter, Princess Lovisa, who married King Frederik VIII of Denmark. Lovisa's son, King Christian X, inherited the sparkler, and gave it as a wedding present to his new daughter-in-law, Ingrid. Not a bad gift!