HM Queen Marie of Romania. Died: July 18, 1938, aged 62. Marie died in Peleş Castle and was buried next to her husband in the Monastery of Curtea de Argeş. In accordance with her will, her heart was kept in a cloister at the Balchik Palace which she had built. In 1940, when Balchik and the rest of Southern Dobrudja were returned to Bulgaria in accordance with the Treaty of Craiova, Queen Marie's heart was transferred to Bran Castle in Romania.
Maria of Romania photographed by King Ferdinand of Romania | Grand Ladies
Marie's dress has a plastron, a bib-like section, covering the front of her bodice and her lace blouse in this photo taken by her husband, King Ferdinand.
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The Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik
Queen Marie of Romania wears the Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik (Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons) The jewel collection of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (the Elder) of Russia -- better known to many as Grand Duchess Vladimir -- was the royal gift that just seemed to keep on giving in the wake of the Russian Revolution. But although some of her tiaras, including the famous Vladimir Tiara, were sold off after the family had gone into exile, this sapphire kokoshnik was the tiara that MP the…