Entertainment Princess Margaret's Cartier brooch fetches £50k
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How Duchess Kate Honored Princess Diana at Remembrance DayThe 39-year-old royal attended the main event in a beautiful, military-inspired Alexander McQueen ensemble that she first wore to the 2018 ceremony. But, it was her accessories that honored her late mother-in-law.
A designer brooch previously belonging to the late Princess Margaret has fetched £50,000 at auction.
The dazzling Cartier diamond with an 'M' engraved in it was purchased by Britain's late Queen Mother for £175 in 1947.
The late Countess of Snowdon had kept the ring in her possession right up until her passing from a stroke in 2002 aged 71.
However, an anonymous collector had acquired the sought-after item in 2006.
The piece of jewellery went under the hammer at Dix Noonan and Webb, "a leading specialist auctioneers and valuers of coins, tokens, medals, militaria, and paper money."
The Hollywood A-listers Grace Kelly hosted at the royal palace in Monaco
In 1956, Grace Kelly made the transition from Hollywood royalty to actual royalty, marrying Monaco's Prince Rainier III. Though the Rear Window star left Tinseltown behind to start her new royal life, she held on to many of the friendships she'd developed throughout her silver-screen career. This was evident at her royal wedding — Cary Grant, Ava Gardner and Gloria Swanson were among the 600 guests — and continued in the years afterwards. READThough the Rear Window star left Tinseltown behind to start her new royal life, she held on to many of the friendships she'd developed throughout her silver-screen career.
And the London-based auction house's jewellery specialist explained that Royal memorabilia has proved popular since Netflix's 'The Crown' hit the streaming platform.
Frances Noble said: "It has introduced a new younger audience to the stories and personalities of our Royal Family."
Lesley Manville is set to succeed Helena Bonham Carter as the British royal in the fifth and final series of the hit drama in 2022.
It was previously reported that the latter got the late royal's "blessing" through a medium before playing her on-screen.
The 55-year-old actress got in touch with a psychic when she was offered the role to get her seal of approval.
Helena met Margaret - who is Queen Elizabeth II's sister - in person at a movie premiere when the actress was still a "fledgling movie star", and felt it was "especially important" to get her blessing.
An insider said: "Helena was just a fledgling movie star when they met at a royal movie premiere and the fact she made such an impact on her made it especially important to get her blessing.
"But she got much more, including little acting tips, such as using her cigarette and cigarette holder to express herself in The Crown, just as she did in real life.
"She even passed on her advice to cast and crew on set whenever there was a query regarding the princess. Helena would reassure them: 'Margaret says that's all right.' "
Princess Charlene 'almost died' from surgery complications and blames palace for 'downplaying' her condition .
Princess Charlene of Monaco "almost died" from complications relating to surgery while in South Africa, a friend has claimed. The royal, 43, spent six months in South Africa after contracting an ear, nose and throat infection which lead to a number of surgeries. Last week, she was admitted to a treatment facility outside of Monaco after husband Prince Albert said she was suffering "profound general fatigueexhaustion, both emotional and physical".