18 October 2017

Royal Jewel Rewind: Pre-Wedding Gala in Luxembourg (Part 3)

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Our survey of the royal jewels worn at the grand pre-wedding gala in Luxembourg five years ago this week continues with even more royal glitter! If you missed either of the previous parts, you can read part one here and part two here!




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Queen Sonja of Norway wore diamonds and pearls for the gala: the new version of Queen Maud's Pearl Tiara (more here!) plus pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, a pearl bracelet, and a pearl ring. She also wore a stack of gold bangles.


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As she so often does, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway went minimal with her jewelry; she wore only her diamond daisy wedding tiara (more here!) and a diamond bracelet. Her vintage hairstyle obscured her earrings.


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Princess Martha Louise of Norway paired a super-modern dress with diamond earrings and King Olav's Gift Tiara. (More on that sparkler over here!)


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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark managed to evade the cour's official camera person, but we did get a few glimpses of her diamond jewels. She wore her Diamond Floral Aigrette; you can see the long edges of the tiara wrapping around her head in the image on the right. (More on the tiara's history here!)


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Pieces from the grand Danish Ruby Parure were Crown Princess Mary of Denmark's choice for the evening. (More here!)


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Queen Silvia of Sweden was especially glittery in Queen Sofia's Tiara (more here!) and the family's grand pink topaz demi-parure (more here!).


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She also avoided the cameras like an expert, but we caught a few glimpses of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wearing the small Cut-Steel Bandeau. (See a closer view here!) She also wore a gorgeous family diamond necklace.


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This (slightly fuzzy) image shows that Victoria even wore the matching steel comb in the back of her hair!


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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom lent several pieces of jewelry to the Countess of Wessex for the gala. Sophie wore the family's smaller aquamarine tiara (more here!), plus the diamond and pearl earrings now worn by the Duchess of Cambridge (more here!). She finished off the look with the fantastic King Faisal Necklace.


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Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco was decked out in diamonds, including statement earrings and a massive necklace. And that ring!


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Representing Jordan, Princess Sarvath chose a bandeau-style tiara, pairing it with diamond earrings and a small diamond brooch to secure her sash.


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Also in attendance -- and wearing a diamond tiara -- from Jordan: Princess Zeina, Princess Sarvath's daughter-in-law. She's the wife of Prince Rashid, and, delightfully, she's also a world-class table tennis player.


We've got one more post coming up to complete our series of gala flashbacks! Stay tuned!