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Re: Auction of jewels and other items belonging to Danish Royal Family
Thank you. I didn't know about that board. I appreciate your mentioning it.
This whole remarkable story has been discussed at length at The Royal Jewels Board too.
This article reports that a mourning locket that belonged to Queen Louise and which contains a lock of hair of the Tsarevich Nicholas, briefly engaged to Princess Dagmar, has been put up for auction. Other items in the auction include a tiara and bracelet which belonged to other members of the Danish Royal Family: https://histoiresroyales-fr.translate.goog/meche-cheveux-tsarevitch-nicolas-medaillon-vente-encheres-princesse-dagmar/?_x_tr_sl=fr&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp
. The article reports, "Bruun Rassmussen, part of the Bonham's network, will be selling more than 220 exceptional lots on December 1, many of which include objects and jewelry that belonged to the Danish royal family. Among these incredible pieces, we find a diamond and emerald bracelet from Queen Alexandra, and above all, a magnificent sapphire tiara from the mysterious Princess Thyra." With respect to the mourning locket, it states: "After the death of the Grand Duke Nicholas, the one who should have become his stepmother, Queen Louise of Denmark, received a relic from the young Tsarevich. Queen Louise was deeply affected by the death of her daughter's fiancÚ and kept a mourning medallion containing a lock of "Nixa's" hair. Queen Louise was able to console herself with the marriage of her daughter Dagmar, a year later, not with Nicolas but with her brother Alexander. The medallion remained in the Danish royal family, passed down from generation to generation. The medallion is said to have been given to jeweler John R°rvig by Prince Consort Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II, a few years ago. The jeweler himself got rid of the medallion by reselling it to a Danish gold seller who is now selling it." The original article is in French and I used Google translate to produce these quotes. I suppose that the family cannot keep everything, but I wonder what led Prince Consort Henrik to give the locket to a jeweler, presuming that the article is accurate? And what led to the sale of the other items? The article contains a link to the catalogue of items that are being auctioned next week.