the White Wardrobe, the Queen’s wedding gown, the Queen’s coronation gown. But the bride did not want another heavily embellished traditional Hartnell creation; she and the groom requested a simple line. Margaret was a petite lady, and every aspect was designed to elongate and flatter her.
the large Poltimore Tiara, acquired specially for Margaret. The necklace seems to have been the one given to Queen Mary by Lady Mount Stephen and subsequently gifted to Margaret; this, along with the Poltimore Tiara, was sold at auction after Margaret’s death. The magnificent Poltimore earned a place on your list of favorite tiaras.
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