We’re still dreaming of the royal wedding and all we can think is tiaras, tiaras, tiaras!
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wore a stunning diamond bandeau tiara, the Queen Mary Tiara, that she borrowed from her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, on her wedding to Prince Harry last Saturday. The stunning tiara with sparkling diamonds held her veil in place and looked really gorgeous, the shining bright diamonds were enhanced by the contrast with her black hair and brought glamour and regality to the simple and elegant lines of her look.
The Queen Mary Tiara
The filigree diamond and platinum tiara was made with a detachable brooch with 10 diamonds in the centre, that was originally given as a present to the future Queen Mary on her wedding in 1893, to Prince George, the Duke of York, who later became King George V. The sparkling tiara is a flexible bandeau made of 11 sections with oval and pavé set with diamonds of different sizes. Queen Elizabeth II inherited the Queen Mary Tiara in 1953. Her stylish sister, the late Princess Margaret, wore the tiara to several events.
Cartier Halo Tiara
On her wedding to Prince William, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, wore the Cartier Halo tiara that the Queen loaned her for the big day. This tiara was commissioned to Cartier by King George VI and given as an anniversary present to his wife. The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, was then given the tiara by her father King George in 1936 and she later gave it to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, on her 18th birthday. The Cartier Halo tiara can be seen at the National Gallery of Australia in an exhibition until the 22nd July.
The Spencer Tiara
Princess Diana, who came from a very old British family, didn’t borrow a tiara from the royal family on her wedding to Prince Charles. She chose instead to wear The Spencer Tiara, which is an heirloom from her family. It was made of many family jewels, for example, the centre of the tiara was a wedding present to Diana’s grandmother, Lady Cynthia Hamilton, in 1919, when she married the Viscount Althorp, who later became the 7th Earl Spencer. The tiara is today with Diana’s brother, the current Earl Spencer.
If you happen to be in London and would love to see some more breathtaking tiaras and other royal jewellery, don’t miss the exhibition Victoria Revealed at Kensington Palace.