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Queen Victoria Wore Her Daughter’s Tooth on a Brooch

on March 14, 2010 – 2:12 am

Princess VictoriaQueen Victoria and Prince Albert had nine children; the eldest child was the Princess Victoria, Princess Royal. Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa was born at Buckingham Palace, London on November 21, 1840.

When Princess Vicky lost her first milk tooth, a special piece of jewelry was created featuring the tooth. The tooth forms the flower of a gold and enamel brooch fashioned in the shape of a thistle. An inscription on the reverse says that the tooth was pulled by Prince Albert himself on September 13, 1847, when Vicky was seven. This brooch is one of  400  items that are part of the exhibition entitled Victoria and Albert: Art and Love.

Read the full story with pictures of other unusual pieces of royal jewelry.