Girl with the £500k pearl earrings: Gift from Romanian king was locked away for 35 years because jewels were not to owner's taste but are now tipped to raise thousands
The stunning jewels had been a gift from an exiled Romanian King to his mistress, who left them to a British woman friend in Wiltshire upon her death in 1977.
Principele Carol renunţă la tron prin scrisoarea din 28.12.1925, este “şters dintre membrii familiei domnitoare a României” şi primeşte numele de persoană parti¬cu¬lară Carol Caraiman. Aici, în exil cu Elena Lupescu, “Duduia”.
Elena Lupescu's Natural Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings
Carol se căsătoreşte cu Elena Lupescu în iunie (iulie) 1947, într-o cameră de hotel din Rio de Janeiro, după 22 de ani petrecuţi împreună. După căsătorie, Elena a luat titlul de Principesă a României.
Queen Victoria with Prince Eddie-Duke of Clarence, Princess Alix of Hesse (later Tsarina Alexandrovna, wife of Czar Nicholas II), Princess Beatrice–Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter, German granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Carol II (1893 – 1953) reigned as King of Romania from 1930 until 1940. Eldest son of Ferdinand, King of Romania, & his wife, Queen Marie, a daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second eldest son of Queen Victoria. He was the first of the Romanian royal family who was baptized in the Orthodox rite. Carol married 1921, Princess Helen of Greece & Denmark. The marriage soon collapsed in the wake of Carol's affair with Elena "Magda" Lupescu by vicky
0170097 - CAROL II (1893-1953). King of Romania, 1930-1940. Former King Carol II and his wife, Elena 'Magda' Lupescu, on their wedding day in Lisbon, Portugal, 18 August 1949.
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