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Watches Jewellery World Tiara Day: Most Iconic Tiaras Worn by Royals

World Tiara Day: Most Iconic Tiaras Worn by Royals

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, visit Australia, Princess Diana in Tasmania, The princess is wearing the Spencer family tiara and a dress by Bruce Oldfield, State Reception in Hobart, 30th March 1983. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, visit Australia, Princess Diana in Tasmania, The princess is wearing the Spencer family tiara and a dress by Bruce Oldfield, State Reception in Hobart, 30th March 1983. (Photo by John Shelley Collection/Avalon/Getty Images)
By Christine Andas
By Christine Andas
May 21, 2021
Take a look at some of the most iconic tiaras worn by the British royal family over the years!

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.

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Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara

SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 10:  Queen Elizabeth II At State Banquet. Her Diamond Tiara Was Made By Garrard Is Referred To As 'granny's Tiara' As It Was Originally A Wedding Gift To Queen Mary From The 'girls Of Great Britain And Ireland'.  Fringe Necklace Of Drop Diamonds A Gift From King Khalid Of Saudi Arabia Worn With Diamond Bow Brooch.  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - OCTOBER 10: Queen Elizabeth II At State Banquet. Her Diamond Tiara Was Made By Garrard Is Referred To As 'granny's Tiara' As It Was Originally A Wedding Gift To Queen Mary From The 'girls Of Great Britain And Ireland'. Fringe Necklace Of Drop Diamonds A Gift From King Khalid Of Saudi Arabia Worn With Diamond Bow Brooch. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

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.

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The Russian Fringe tiara

BRUHL, GERMANY - OCTOBER 19:  Queen Wearing Russian Fringe Tiara, Diamond Necklace And Queen Mary's True Lovers Knot Brooch For A Banquet At The Schloss Augustusburg In Germany  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
BRUHL, GERMANY - OCTOBER 19: Queen Wearing Russian Fringe Tiara, Diamond Necklace And Queen Mary's True Lovers Knot Brooch For A Banquet At The Schloss Augustusburg In Germany (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

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

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Eugenie arrives at St George's Chapel ahead of her and Jack Brooksbank's wedding ceremony on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Eugenie arrives at St George's Chapel ahead of her and Jack Brooksbank's wedding ceremony on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)

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

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travels in an Ascot Landau carriage as she & Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex begin their procession through Windsor following their wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the g
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travels in an Ascot Landau carriage as she & Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex begin their procession through Windsor following their wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the g

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

HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 10:  (NOT FOR MAGAZINE COVER USE IN GERMANY BETWEEN 15 August and 31 August 2007) Princess Of Wales In Hong Kong Wearing A Pearl And Diamond Tiara Which Was A Wedding Gift From The Queen.  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 10: (NOT FOR MAGAZINE COVER USE IN GERMANY BETWEEN 15 August and 31 August 2007) Princess Of Wales In Hong Kong Wearing A Pearl And Diamond Tiara Which Was A Wedding Gift From The Queen. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

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.

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