26 June 2015

Tiaras in Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Marc Schmit
We're having quite the tiara-filled week here at the blog -- first Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Germany, and now tiaras from the royal families of Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Let's start with a look at the sparklers from the National Day Gala in Luxembourg, shall we?

Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Marc Schmit
For this year's gala, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa selected a tiara that belonged to her late mother-in-law: the Belgian Scroll Tiara. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie chose one of my favorites from the entire Luxembourg collection, the Grand Duchess Adelaide Tiara.


Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Marc Schmit
Princess Claire, one of the newest members of the family, wore a brand new bandeau tiara, plus a gorgeous suite of ruby and diamond jewels.

Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Marc Schmit
Bandeau tiaras were also on the menu for the other princesses at the gala. Princess Tessy, wife of Prince Louis, wore pieces from the family's amethyst and pearl parure, while Princess Alexandra selected the citrine and pearl bandeau. (You can view more photos and read more about the entire National Day celebration over at Luxarazzi! More photos from the events are also available at the cour's website.)



In the Netherlands, the royal ladies donned tiaras for a diplomatic reception. In an interesting twist, Queen Maxima and her mother-in-law, Princess Beatrix, swapped wedding tiaras. Maxima wore the Wurttemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara that was worn by Beatrix on her wedding day, while Beatrix stepped out for the first time in the diamond star tiara worn by Maxima at her wedding in 2002.



One more Dutch princess was photographed at the reception: Princess Margriet, who wore the pearl setting of the family's emerald parure tiara.