Already a week ago on December 2, there was an auction going on at Parisian auction house Drouot. The descendants of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders through his daughter Princess Henriette of Belgium had put up about 80 lots of historical pieces of jewellery and other valuables to be sold. Among the objects was a rather nice pearl necklace orginally owned by the aforementioned Princess Henriette who was married to Prince Emmanuel d'Orléans, Duke of Vendôme.
Why this is making news on a blog dedicated to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg? Among the people present at the auction were Prince Jean, a great-grandson of Princess Henriette's brother King Albert I of the Belgians, and his wife Countess Diane. Some say that Prince Jean had actually eyed the lovely pearl necklace but in the end it sold to a bidder from the Middle East for 28,750 euros. Here's hoping that he scooped some other nice jewellery for his wife that we will see on her sooner rather than later (though I guess we will never know if it was bought at this auction but who cares about such details).