08 December 2016

Tiaras at Tonight's Diplomatic Reception

Tonight's royal tiaras (as pictured on previous occasions) [Photos: Chris Jackson/Getty Images, Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images, ITV YouTube Screencap]

Tonight, the royal family hosted the annual diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace. Unusually, we have photographs of the jewels worn by all of the senior royal women in attendance! Hooray!





Photo: Dominic Lipinski-WPA Pool/Getty Images

In an unusual move, Buckingham Palace released a group photo from tonight's event. (Usually, we don't see any images from inside the reception. I'm happy this is changing!)


Photo: Dominic Lipinski-WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Queen wore her sapphires: the Belgian Sapphire Tiara with the George VI Sapphire Suite. The set has been one of her most-worn in recent months.


Photo: Dominic Lipinski-WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Duchess of Cornwall wore familiar jewels: the Greville Tiara, plus her diamond earrings (last worn at Tuesday's Royal Variety Performance) and one of her pearl necklaces with a diamond clasp.


Photo: Dominic Lipinski-WPA Pool/Getty Images

And the Duchess of Cambridge wore Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara (the copy Queen Mary had made of the original Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara), along with earrings recently loaned to her by the Queen. In the group photo above, you can also see that Kate is wearing the Queen's diamond wedding gift bracelet, which was a present from the Duke of Edinburgh. The bracelet includes diamonds that were part of a Romanov wedding gift to Philip's mother, Princess Andrew.