World Tiara Day: Most Iconic Tiaras Worn by Royals
The British royal family holds some of the most coveted jewellery pieces in the world, including the tiara, which has been passed down over the years. Some of these glimmering headpieces continue to dazzle many of us as they're still donned by some of the family members of the monarchy.
Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara
Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II never wore the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara on her wedding day, however, she continues to wear this headpiece frequently. It was given as a wedding gift to Princess Victoria Mary (then Queen Mary) of Teck.
The Russian Fringe tiara
The Queen donned the Russian Fringe tiara on her wedding day in 1947. Years later, she granted Princess Beatrice, her granddaughter, this very headpiece on her small, private wedding ceremony in 2020.
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The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara
The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara has been safely stored in the British royal family's jewellery vault for 75 years until Princess Eugenie chose to wear the tiara on her wedding day in 2018. Among the diamond-studded tiaras worn by previous brides of the royal family, this headpiece has become a standout.
The Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara
The Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara was made in 1932 to accommodate Queen Mary's centre brooch. Queen Mary received the brooch in 1893 from the County of Lincoln on her marriage to King George V. Decades later, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wore the tiara on her wedding day.
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The Love Knot tiara
The Love Knot tiara, which soon became one of the most recognisable tiaras in the world, was often worn by the late Princess of Wales, Diana Spencer. However, after her separation from Prince Charles, the tiara was kept in the hands of the British monarch. The public was only able to gaze at the headpiece when it was seen placed on the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton's head during a Buckingham Palace reception in 2015.