|The Portland Tiara|
The Portland Collection/The Harley Gallery
|The Anointing of Queen Alexandra at the Coronation of Edward VII, by Laurits Tuxen|
Detail of the Duchess of Portland at left
|Duchess Winifred (left, for the 1902 coronation) |
and Duchess Ivy (right, for the 1953 coronation)
Here's the good news: You now have a chance to see the Portland Tiara for yourself in the newly opened Harley Gallery at Welbeck, Nottinghamshire. The gallery will show a changing selection of treasures from The Portland Collection, assembled over centuries by the Dukes of Portland. Items on display include this tiara, a pearl earring worn by Charles I at his 1649 execution, a rare work by Michelangelo, and more. Click here for the Harley Gallery's website, or here for a BBC article on the gallery.