Following the shocking theft of the Portland Tiara, The Portland Collection is currently closed and will re-open with new displays later in 2019.
William Parente Chair of Trustees commented:
The Portland Tiara was commissioned from Cartier by my great grandfather in 1902 for the coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. It was worn by my great grandmother when, with three other Duchesses, she carried the Queen’s canopy. We put it on show in the Collection Gallery in March 2016 because we thought such an amazing piece of our history should be seen by the public. Since then it has been seen by over 100,000 people. Now it seems unlikely that anyone will ever see it again, but we will of course spare no effort to recover it. One must hope.
Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours take place each summer. Book tickets to see objects from The Portland Collection in their historic setting.