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Ruby Parure Tiara - (Denmark)
The ruby parure tiara was created in the early 1800’s for Queen Desiree of Sweden. The tiara was given to Desiree Clary in 1804 from her husband Jean Baptiste Bernadotte for the coronation of Napoleon. The tiara entered the Danish Royal Family when Queen Louise married King Frederick VIII. The tiara later passed on to Princess Alexandrine who then later gave the tiara to Queen Ingrid as a wedding gift. The tiara later was given to Queen Ingrid’s grandson Crown Prince Frederik. Crown Prince Frederik’s wife Crown Princess Mary now owns the tiara and this is one of her more significant pieces.
Over time the tiara has been altered. Queen Ingrid dramatically changed the tiara by making it larger and really more tiara like. Previously the ruby parure tiara was much smaller and more wreath like, with random placement of the leaves. She had two brooches that were in the parure added to the tiara, which greatly increased the size and structure of the tiara. When Crown Princess Mary received the tiara she also altered it. Mary’s changes have not been as significant as Ingrid’s though. She had the leaves rearranged, which made the tiara leaves more tightly packed together. She also had the frame changed so it would be easier to wear.
The christening of Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie of Denmark, 20 May 2012.
Denmark’s new princess is privileged. I refer not primarily to the fact that she is born into the royal family and is to live in a castle.
But I think the fact that she initially has three brothers who want to learn to stand up for her, protect her and also to educate and perhaps spoil her.
Before she even learns the names of her three brothers, she will sense the presence of Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix and the Little Prince Henrik.
Being the youngest in a crowd, she will also be privileged by her parents and grandparents, uncles and aunts and all that may be included by close relatives and friends.
Everyone will do their bit so that she is allowed to grow up like other little girls, surrounded by love and presence.
-Bishop Erik Norman Svendsen [.]
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During a day out riding, 7-year-old Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark slips off his pony but manages to muscle his way back on. The second time it happens, though, the little prince abandons pony and runs, but Prince Henrik did as all fathers would do and encouraged his son to get back on the horse.
The Crown Prince eventually got the hang of it over the years…
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