The Choker Collar

Mikkel Brøgger

The Choker Collar. We know this precious style from Queen Alexandra. Born as a Princess of Denmark in Copenhagen, Alexandra known as “Alix”, became the chosen bride for Queen Victoria’s son “Bertie” Prince of Wales, at the age of 19. When her mother-in-law passed away she was crowned Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India.
Her childhood was very modest, in the unpretentious and non lavish surroundings of the Yellow Palace, she even shared a bedroom in the attic with her dearest sister Dagmar, their father was the heir to throne of Denmark, but still not king at the time of her wedding. Growing up she had suffered rheumatic fever which left her with scars on her neck, due to this she never exposed her skin in public. She adorned herself with choker collars from silk to platinum, bejeweled in diamonds and gems. 
Today she is still known as one of the most beloved Queens of England, her great lavish style layering jewelry, would for some maybe be too much, it certainly created a fancy new look, and why not she had so much at her disposal.
Eventually the two sisters bought a castle “Hvidøre” of the coast north of Copenhagen where then Empress Maria Feodorovna “Dagmar” of Russia lived after the Revolution in 1917. They stayed best friends and both shared the love for choker collars.

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