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E. Wolff & Co for Garrards

Queen Mary's Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara 1893

Diamonds and silver | 7.0 x 21.0 x 10.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 200192

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This tiara was a wedding present from the ‘Girls of Great Britain and Ireland’ to the Duchess of York, later Queen Mary, in 1893. It was purchased with money raised by a committee chaired by Lady Eva Greville, who became one of Queen Mary’s ladies-in-waiting. In November 1947 Queen Mary gave the tiara as a wedding present to her grand-daughter, Princess Elizabeth. The Queen has worn the tiara regularly throughout her reign and is depicted wearing it on certain issues of British and Commonwealth banknotes and coinage.