Princess Louise, the Duchess of Fife, was the daughter of King Edward VIII and Queen Alexandra, and the granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She married for love, her third cousin, Alexander Duff, the 6th Earl and first Duke of Fife. The Fifes had two living daughters. Had she so wished Louise could have married royalty. She was quite a catch for the Duke, some 18 years her senior.
The Delhi Durbar Tiara - by Garrards, for Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar on December 12,1911. Durbar is Hindi, for a ‘ceremonial gathering to pay homage’. The gathering was to install King George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India. King George V admired this piece and referred to it as “May’s best tiara”. It has been worn in a variety of ways as shown here.