04 July 2016

Royal Jewel Rewind: Monaco's Princely Wedding Reception, Part 3 (2011)

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Our final rewind post on the 2011 Monegasque princely wedding wraps up with a look at the jewels worn by ladies from non-reigning royal families. (If you missed any of our previous posts in this series, visit here, here, here, here, and here!)




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Micaela d'Orleans wore sparkling stud earrings and an interesting diamond ornament on a diaphanous ribbon. (She wore the same ornament -- which looks like it was possibly a hair comb at some point? -- at her own religious wedding ceremony in 2009.)


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Maria Margarita de Bourbon achieved a classic look with diamond earrings, a major diamond ring, and a sparkling dress.


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Sophie of Isenburg wore two tiaras during her wedding to Georg Friedrich of Prussia later in the summer of 2011, but for this wedding reception, she donned only gem-set earrings.



This wedding was one of the final outings for a major Bavarian tiara: Ursula of Bavaria wore the family's sunburst tiara, pairing it with the same diamond earrings she'd worn earlier in the day, a pearl necklace, and a diamond bow brooch. The tiara was subsequently sold.



Valerie of Baden wore one of the loveliest tiaras in the family's jewelry box: the Baden Laurel Wreath Tiara. She paired the tiara with pearls.


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Valerie's daughter-in-law, Stephanie of Baden, wore another of the family's heirlooms: the Baden Sunburst Tiara.


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Farah Pahlavi, former empress of Iran, was ultra-elegant in simple pearl and diamond earrings and a coordinating sautoir-style necklace, plus her delicate gold pendant necklace.


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Although she has sometimes worn the imposing Musy Tiara at royal events, Marina of Savoy went tiara-less at this wedding, choosing to wear a major necklace instead. The multi-stranded pearl necklace features a cluster-style clasp set with diamonds and a large green gemstone. Marina also wore coordinating earrings.


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But her daughter-in-law, Clotilde Courau, sparkled in some important royal jewels: the earrings from the antique Savoy Tourmaline Parure. Clotilde wore the tiara and jewels from this suite on her own wedding day.


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Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was decked out in diamonds and rubies for the wedding reception. Her gorgeous Edwardian-era tiara, which includes diamond dragonflies set en tremblant, was featured prominently in Geoffrey Munn's famous tiara book. She paired the tiara with a collar-style necklace; you can also see a massive diamond on her left hand.


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Isabel of Braganza wore the petite diamond bandeau tiara that belonged to her mother-in-law, Maria Francisca, pairing it with diamond floral earrings and a small diamond floral brooch.


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Margarita of Romania wore the family's Greek Key Tiara, which originally belonged to a Russian grand duchess. She added a little extra sparkle courtesy a necklace and earring set, which features spade-shaped diamond elements.


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Hearkening back to her Romanov roots, Maria Vladimirovna wore a kokoshnik-style tiara (which we've previously discussed here) and matching earrings at the reception.


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And last, but not least, Katherine of Serbia decided to eschew a tiara altogether. She does sometimes wear tiaras at white-tie events, but for this wedding reception, she wore just her diamond chain-link necklace and the coordinating earrings.