This crown was created in 1856 by Russian Court Jewelers & made from silver & diamonds for Alexander II's wife, Maria Alexandrovna, who later presented it to her beloved daughter-in-law Dagmar-Minnie-Marie Feodorovna.
From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel, "A Patchwork of Hope" "In February 2005, my daughter Julie and son-in-law Mike died in a motorcycle accident. I was stunned and grief-stricken, but the heartache my young grandchildren suffered after losing both parents was unimaginable." Read more: http://www.chickensoup.com/book-story/56646/18-a-patchwork-of-hope
Cliveden House was built more than 300 years ago by the Duke of Buckinghamshire.The fame of Cliveden skyrocketed when it was purchased by William Waldorf Astor, in 1893 the richest man in America. Apparently, Queen Victoria was not well pleased. Astor gave it to his son and daughter-in-law, Waldorf and Nancy Astor, who turned it into one of the early 20th century's most important political salons.
What you need to know when you marry my boy. An open letter to my future daughter in law. My son will make a great husband and I can't wait to have you as a part of our family, but first there are some things you need to know about my boy.