In 2017, a thief walked away with a tiara worth $1.2 million. I bet they didn’t even know who Hilda was. I sure didn’t, but the news sent me on a quest to find out everything I could. I’m still going, but you wouldn’t believe the amazing, sad, and heartbreaking stories I’ve uncovered about Hilda and her family in the meantime.
In April of 2017, someone stole Hilda of Baden’s diamond kokoshnik tiara from the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany. When I heard about it, I started digging into her history…and couldn’t stop. Here’s what I found out.
Want more awesome royal history content?
Join my mailing list to get Grand Duchess Louise of Baden's meatloaf recipe, the tragic tale of Princess Mafalda of Savoy, research tips, updates, discoveries, and more! Plus get a free PDF with the stories of four amazing tiaras from Russia, Spain, Italy, and Luxembourg. Click or tap here to sign up now!