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Principe Jacques de Francia, duque de Orleans y Gersende de Sabran-Ponteves

Principe Jacques de Francia, duque de Orleans y Gersende de Sabran-Ponteves

Today we have a double delight: two sapphire tiaras with similar French back stories. They're easy to confuse, so I thought we'd tackle them...

Today we have a double delight: two sapphire tiaras with similar French back stories. They're easy to confuse, so I thought we'd tackle them...

I believe this photograph was taken in Coburg in 1894 following the wedding of Ernie and Ducky. (They are not pictured because they would have already left for their honeymoon.) I love it because Alix (seated in the second row between one of her cousins and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna) looks so happy and beautiful. She rarely showed her beautiful smile during her many years in Russia. Nicholas, on the other hand, looks a little bit grouchy that he is stuck next to the Kaiser; who has his…

I believe this photograph was taken in Coburg in 1894 following the wedding of Ernie and Ducky. (They are not pictured because they would have already left for their honeymoon.) I love it because Alix (seated in the second row between one of her cousins and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna) looks so happy and beautiful. She rarely showed her beautiful smile during her many years in Russia. Nicholas, on the other hand, looks a little bit grouchy that he is stuck next to the Kaiser; who has his…

(L) Princess Isabelle of France (daughter of Count-of-Paris) with Princess Marie Gabrielle of Italy at the ball in Brussels Royal Palace, 21 Apr 1958

(L) Princess Isabelle of France (daughter of Count-of-Paris) with Princess Marie Gabrielle of Italy at the ball in Brussels Royal Palace, 21 Apr 1958

princesse Chantal de Orleans, jour de sun mairiage con Baron Francois Xavier de Samby de Sorgue. le jour de son mariage avec le baron Francois Xavier se Sambucy de Sorgue

princesse Chantal de Orleans, jour de sun mairiage con Baron Francois Xavier de Samby de Sorgue. le jour de son mariage avec le baron Francois Xavier se Sambucy de Sorgue

La princesse Isabelle de France et le prince Juan Carlos d'Espagne

La princesse Isabelle de France et le prince Juan Carlos d'Espagne

Les fiançailles de la princesse Marie de France, fille aînée de l'actuel comte de Paris et de la duchesse Marie-Thérèse de Wurtemberg, ...

Les fiançailles de la princesse Marie de France, fille aînée de l'actuel comte de Paris et de la duchesse Marie-Thérèse de Wurtemberg, ...

Wedding of Prince Thibaut of France  and Marion Gordon-Orr married1972 - created Comte de la Marche:

Wedding of Prince Thibaut of France and Marion Gordon-Orr married1972 - created Comte de la Marche:

The Comte de Paris (de jure King of France) with the Comtesse (wearing the famed sapphires now in the Louvre) their 11 children and their daughter in law the Duchesse de Montpensier (wearing the families other magnificent saphire tiara.The occasion is the wedding of their daughter Diane to the Duke (de jure King) of Wurtemberg

The Comte de Paris (de jure King of France) with the Comtesse (wearing the famed sapphires now in the Louvre) their 11 children and their daughter in law the Duchesse de Montpensier (wearing the families other magnificent saphire tiara.The occasion is the wedding of their daughter Diane to the Duke (de jure King) of Wurtemberg

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