Maharani Chimnabai II (1871-1958) OF Baroda, 13 APRIL 1908 Women in royal households took active part in shikars, though unlike men, they continued to wear their native costumes for outdoor activities. Here the Maharani is seen wearing a traditional nine-yard Maratha sari and posing with her kill — a tiger measuring nearly nine feet.

Maharani Sita Devi Sahib with her son Prince Sayaji Rao Gaekwad of Baroda affectionately named Princie. In 1960 Van Cleef and Arpels held a party to celebrate their aquisition of a pink 34.65 carat diamond previously owned by the Nizam of Hyderabad, where the maharani and her son were special guests. They named the diamond the 'Princie Pink Diamond' in honour of her son.

Indira Devi only daughter of Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda with her mother Maharani Chimnabai. Later Indira, Maharani of Cooch Behar.

Maharani Sita Devi Sahib of Baroda, (b. May 12, 1917) was the daughter of the Maharaja of Pithapuram. Maharaja Pratap Singh Gaekwar of Baroda ( the eight richest man in world, also the second richest Indian prince) was her second husband. She lived between Monaco, Paris and Baroda. She died February 15, 1989 in Paris, France. - ♥ Rhea Khan

The Princie Diamond. Approximately 34.65-carats, he diamond has a rich history. To quote François Curiel of Christie's: “One of the largest & finest pink diamonds in the world, the Princie Diamond carries a fabulous provenance, which brings together the legendary names of Golconda, Nizam of Hyderabad & the Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda.” The diamond was named “Princie” in honor of the Prince of Baroda, son of the Maharani Sita Devi. Image credit: Christie's.

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