03 July 2016

Royal Jewel Rewind: Monaco's Princely Wedding Reception, Part 1 (2011)

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco (Photo: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Now that we've covered the jewels worn at the religious wedding of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, it's time to have a look at the very glittering jewels worn for their wedding dinner and reception. (If you missed our three-part series on the wedding, click here, here, and here!) Don't forget to check back here tomorrow for even more jewels from the reception!




Photos: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Princess Charlene may have developed a reputation for being tiara-shy, but she did wear a diamond aigrette at her wedding reception. The ornament was made for her by Lorenz Bäumer, and, in keeping with the aquatic theme of her wedding jewels, it's supposed to resemble sea spray. One interesting note: the video about the making of the aigrette actually shows her wearing it the opposite way 'round.


Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Although the Monegasque princely family has several tiaras in their collection, many of them are frequently loaned out for various exhibitions. Apparently that was the case during this wedding, so Princess Caroline chose to wear a sapphire and diamond necklace as a tiara instead. (I actually really like this piece -- it sort of looks like a baby kokoshnik. The low profile of the tiara is also a good way to avoid stealing the spotlight from the bride, perhaps...) She also wore coordinating earrings.


Photos: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

As per always, Princess Stephanie went sans tiara. Instead, she chose a long pair of fringe-y diamond earrings for her jewelry statement.


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No tiara for Charlotte Casiraghi, either -- she also chose glittering diamond statement earrings to accompany her elegant gown.


Photos: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

Tatiana Santo Domingo wore statement earrings that look a bit feathery.


Photo: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

Rather than wearing lots of jewelry, Beatrice Borromeo went full-on disco ball. She even added a bonus pair of statement earrings.


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We also got to see some sparkling jewels on some members of the extended Grimaldi family. Above, Elizabeth-Anne de Massy wears geometric diamond pendant earrings and a delicate necklace. She's the elder daughter of Princess Antoinette, the late sister of Prince Rainier III (and therefore a first cousin of Prince Albert II).


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Elizabeth-Anne's daughter, Melanie de Massy, wore a pair of embellished hoop earrings.


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Belgium's Queen Paola wore her diamond art deco bandeau with her diamond festoon necklace, plus the same yellow and white diamond earrings she wore at the religious ceremony.


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The Duchess of Brabant -- now Queen Mathilde of the Belgians -- wore her diamond laurel wreath tiara at the dinner, plus a matching necklace and earring set with a leaf-motif, diamond bracelets, and a sapphire ring.


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I don't have an image to share of Princess Astrid at the wedding, but she wore the Savoy-Aosta Tiara with an interesting beaded necklace. I am, however, able to show you Princess Claire, who wore her diamond and pearl tiara with her diamond and pearl wedding earrings.


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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore her diamond wedding tiara, plus several elements from the reworked Danish Ruby Parure: the stud earrings, the bracelet, the ring, and the brooch (without its pendant, turned on its side).


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Princess Marie wore her usual tiara -- Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara -- with diamond earrings and a gorgeous diamond bracelet. (Also, just FYI: that's Princess Astrid of Belgium you can just see behind her.)