I was hoping to see one of the fabulous Kent tiaras on M-C tonight ... but we got brooches instead. C'est la vie.
But ... they're not just any set of daisy brooches. These include what we'll call the Argyll Diamond Daisies, two brooches worn by Princess Louise, one of Victoria and Albert's daughters, when she married the future Duke of Argyll in 1871. Louise was given the diamond daisies, which had been made by Garrard, by three of her siblings, Arthur, Leopold, and Beatrice. On her wedding day, the daisies were worn in her hair to help hold her lace veil in place.
Louise had no children, and eventually the daisies were given to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent. On Marina's death, the daisies went to Marie-Christine, who seems to have combined them here with two other similar pieces.
So ... cool history on the pieces ... not such a cool look on the head, IMO. What do the rest of you think?
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