Maharaja Bhupendra Singh of Patiala wearing his fourteen strand natural pearl necklace and royal jewels.

The Magnificent Maharajas of India

Maharaja Bhupendra Singh of Patiala wearing his fourteen strand natural pearl necklace and royal jewels.

Princess Durrushevar, daughter of Abdulmecid II, the last Ottoman emperor, c. 1940. © John Fasal Collection/ Photography by Prudence Cuming Associates

Princess Durrushevar, daughter of Abdulmecid II, the last Ottoman emperor, c. 1940. © John Fasal Collection/ Photography by Prudence Cuming Associates

The Patiala Lovers Knot Tiara. Worn by Maharani Mahindar Kaur of Patiala, the second wife of Maharajah Yadavindra Singh of Patiala (1913-1974), who was the last Maharajah of Patiala, when the state joined the Indian Republic in 1948.

The Patiala Lovers Knot Tiara. Worn by Maharani Mahindar Kaur of Patiala, the second wife of Maharajah Yadavindra Singh of Patiala (1913-1974), who was the last Maharajah of Patiala, when the state joined the Indian Republic in 1948.

Princess Mehrunissa of Rampur (Princess Mehrunissa Khan after marriage) was the only child of the beloved but unofficial third queen of the Nawab of Rampur.

Princess Mehrunissa of Rampur (Princess Mehrunissa Khan after marriage) was the only child of the beloved but unofficial third queen of the Nawab of Rampur.

HH Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur. She was daughter of Prince Jitendra Narayan and Indira Devi of Cooch behar. She was celebrated for her classical beauty was counted in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' along with actress Leela Naidu by Vogue Magazine. She ran for Parliament in 1962 and won the constituency in the world's largest landslide victory. She died on 29 July 2009 in Jaipur - ♥ Rhea Khan

HH Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur. She was daughter of Prince Jitendra Narayan and Indira Devi of Cooch behar. She was celebrated for her classical beauty was counted in 'The Ten Most Beautiful Women of the World' along with actress Leela Naidu by Vogue Magazine. She ran for Parliament in 1962 and won the constituency in the world's largest landslide victory. She died on 29 July 2009 in Jaipur - ♥ Rhea Khan

Rajmata Krishna Kumari was the last reigning Maharani of Marwar-Jodhpur; her husband was H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh. He married thrice, she was his first wife, in 1948 his second wife was HH Maharani Sundra Devi (formerly Sandra McBryde). His third wife was the actress of the 1920's Zubeidaa Begum. He died on 26 January 1952 in a plane crash with Zubeidaa.

Rajmata Krishna Kumari was the last reigning Maharani of Marwar-Jodhpur; her husband was H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hanwant Singh. He married thrice, she was his first wife, in 1948 his second wife was HH Maharani Sundra Devi (formerly Sandra McBryde). His third wife was the actress of the 1920's Zubeidaa Begum. He died on 26 January 1952 in a plane crash with Zubeidaa.

Maharani Shrimant Chandravati Bai Sahib Holkar, First Wife of Maharaja of Indore Tukojirao Holkar III - Old Indian Photos

Maharani Shrimant Chandravati Bai Sahib Holkar, First Wife of Maharaja of Indore Tukojirao Holkar III - Old Indian Photos

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