Prinzessin "Ena" Victoria Eugenie von Battenberg, Enkeltochter der Königin Victoria von Grossbritannien und dem Vereinigten Königreich.
König Alfonso von Spanien, der Bräutigam schenkte dieses Platin Diamant Diadem anlässlich der Hochzeit seiner Braut, zusammen, mit der Brosche aus Diamanten und Perlen und weiteren Schmuckstücken.
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Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Victoria Eugenia Julia Ena 24 October 1887 ? 15 April 1969, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, was Queen of Spain when she married, King Alfonso XIII.
Her father was Prince Henry of Battenberg and her mother was Princess Beatrice, the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The material was white duchesse satin, and the style of the bodice the so-called ?princesa? the trimming consisting of point lace.
The embroidery on bodice and skirt consists of intertwined wreaths of silver roses and orange-blossoms, bordered with fleur de lys. In addition to hold the enormous train there is a Court mantle, also of white satin and with the same ornamentation as the dress.
The edges of the mantle, sleeves, and train are embroidered with silver fleur de lys, and from the shoulder of the sleeves fall embroidered lines of silver orange blossoms uniting the elbow.
The mantle is seemed with large Royal fleur de lys and embroidered with an edging of silver roses and orange blossoms. The design of the bodice is plain so as to display the figure. All the embroidery is being made the best needlewomen in Madrid, the design having just arrived from Osborne Cottage. It cost £1,400. The Princess looked exceedingly pretty in her wedding dress, her face was somewhat flushed and more sweet than serious in expression. Her tiara reposed upon a wreath orange blossoms, and a resplendent diamond necklace flashed back the rays of the electric light.
Princess Ena's wedding dress was made in Madrid by Senor L. Heroe, a modiste of that city from designs submitted to King Alfonso, and by his Majesty and the Princess approved. White duchesse satin was chosen for the toilette, which was embroidered by hand with fleur de lys, roses (full blown and in bud), and foliage. Spanish hands only were permitted to execute the embroidery according to the King of Spain's express desire. The lace used upon the dress was point d'aiguille Brussels lace, twenty yards of which were used upon the train alone, while upon the gown proper a very deep flounce was posed, and about the décolletage a berth the same was arranged. Lace cost £12 a yard, and the entire dress will be given to the shrine of the Virgin of the Dove, which is situated in a poor part Madrid in a church near the principal one of the city.
The heavy adornment silver embroidery applied to the dress proper was repeated on the manteau à Cour, or Court train, which was powdered with fleur de lys down the centre folds, bordered with a design of roses, rosebuds, and leaves, and finally trimmed by means of a rope of tulle intertwined with orange blossoms, which headed the broad flounce Brussels lace.
In accordance with the strict observance of the Roman Catholic Church in Spain, the gown was not cut decolletes about the shoulders, but was filled in above the lace berthe, which was caught up at the left-hand side beneath a knot of orange blossom, with transparency of lace, bordered by white satin lightly covered with silver embroideries.
The tiara was a splendid wedding gift to the future Queen Ena, Victoria Eugenie of Spain from her bridegroom Alfonso King of Spain.
The important tiara was worn by the bride on her wedding day and made by the Court Jeweller Ansorena.
An amber tortoiseshell and diamond hair ornaments are from the Hon and Mrs Gough.
Beautiful diamond and sapphire necklet are presented from Lord and Lady Iveagh.
A diamond necklace from Lord and Lady Mountstephen.
A choice neck ornament in cat'seyes and diamonds from the Marquis of Londonderry.
A splendid Muff Chain in turquoises and pearls Mr and Mrs Cazelet.
Pink Topaz crystal necklace from Mdlle Henry.
Queen Ena of Spain, Victoria Eugenie Battenberg's gift from "the ladies of Scotland" was a pretty as well as a very fine diamond brooch, a Celtic brooch ornament.
Three Diamond and ruby blouse fastenings from Count Albert Mensdorff Pouilly.
A Lapis lazuli seal with crown in pearls from Duke and Duchess Wellington.
A white enamel diamond and sapphire pendant from Lady Mary Hamilton.
A silver quoich from the Marquis and Marchioness of Breadalband.An antique Pendant from Baroness Adolphe de Rothschild.
A Normand Ornament with pink topaz from Baroness d'Erlanger.
Blue enamel diamond buckle from Dona Sol Stuart of Falco.
The town of Barcelona purchasing as present a costly diamond tiara.
Sources: The Times; Graphic; The Daily News; Lancashire Evening Post; Cheltenham Chronicle
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