I love that Queen Mums all over the world sort of look the same. Check out Ingrid's Liz Bowes-Lyon hat! (And doesn't the daisy pin look familiar, hm?)
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Love this green feathery hat on Queen Ingrid at her daughter's wedding. Wonderful saturated color, and just frivilous enough to say, "I may be the mother of the bride, but I'm a queen, too!"
Also: how weird must it have been to bring your eighteen-year-old daughter to a foreign country and watch her become a queen?
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!
Queen Ingrid wore her trademark feathers once more to this British royal wedding, and again, I'm struggling to decide whether I think that her feathers are the same ones she wore the next autumn to her daughter's wedding:
You can see just a glimpse of Ingrid's bluish-green feathers over QE2's shoulder here -- I'm still not sure. Do you think we have a match?
Of all of the foreign royals who attended this wedding, the only one I was able to track down a decent photo of was Queen Ingrid of Denmark, mother of our beloved Daisy. Ingrid's got some retro '60s feathers happening here -- I just wish we knew what color they were! Bets? For some reason, I'm thinking green -- perhaps similar to the feathers she wore to her daughter's wedding a few years later?