Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lady Carisbrooke loses jewels in theatre

May 25, 1921

The Marchioness of Carisbrooke, who is married to Queen Victoria Eugenie's brother, Alexander,  was attended a theatrical performance with King Alfonso and the Queen in Madrid on May 8, when she "lost an extremely  valuable pendant of brilliants and sapphires, mounted in turquoise, with strings of diamonds and agates."  The New York Times notes that the official report of the missing gems was made public today.

There has been a "thorough search of pawnshops and the haunts of receivers have proved fruitless."  After discovering the loss, the royal party left the theatre before the end of the performance.  All the royal servants "have been cross-examined but without avail."

Lady Carisbrooke is the former Lady Irene Denison.  She married Alexander, the Marquess of Carisbrooke, in 1917.

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