30 July 2017

Jewels in Motion: Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara

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The final post in our month-long celebration of the jewels of Diana, Princess of Wales focuses on one of her most famous pieces: Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara. You can read more about the tiara's background in our post here, and then come back to enjoy today's collection of GIFs featuring Diana wearing the tiara!

(Usual caveats apply: some GIFs may include flash photography, and everyone needs to avoid rehashing old arguments in the comments section. Thanks, everyone!)





Diana wears the tiara at the State Opening of Parliament, November 1981




Diana wears the tiara at a return dinner during the Dutch state visit, 1982
(Along with a pearl choker borrowed from the Queen and the enormous sapphire brooch, later made into a choker clasp, that was a wedding present from the Queen Mum!)




Diana wears the tiara during a dinner in New Zealand, April 1983




Diana wears the tiara for a dinner in Ottawa, June 1983




Diana wears the tiara at the Malawi state banquet, 1985
(And yep, that's Princess Anne wearing the same dress and jewels she wore at the Guildhall banquet this month! Classic Anne.)




Diana wears the tiara with her famous "Elvis dress" in Hong Kong, 1989




Diana wears the tiara for the Italian state banquet, October 1990




Diana wears the tiara for the Malaysian state banquet, 1993