18 October 2017

Royal Jewel Rewind: Pre-Wedding Gala in Luxembourg (Part 4)

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Here it is: our final flashback post on the glittering pre-wedding gala held for Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy! This post features all of the non-reigning royals who sparkled at the gala. If you missed any of the three earlier posts, you can read part one here, part two here, and part three here!


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Margarita of Romania, daughter of the country's last king, is also a family member of the groom. Margarita's maternal grandfather, Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma, was a brother of Grand Duke Henri's paternal grandfather, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma. Margarita wore the only grand family tiara that has remained with her family: the diamond meander that once belonged to Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia. (More on that over here!) She paired it with dramatic pearl drop earrings and a fleur-de-lis brooch -- which, appropriately, is a symbol of the House of Bourbon.


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Crafty Miriam of Bulgaria, daughter-in-law of the country's last tsar, cobbled together a tiara for this gala using existing pieces of jewelry, including a bracelet, a brooch, and two pairs of earrings. You can see an image of the separate pieces over here!


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The former royal family of Greece was well represented at the gala. Queen Anne-Marie wore the Khedive of Egypt Tiara, the traditional wedding tiara of Danish princesses. (More on that over here!) She paired it with more jewels from her own family, including a diamond necklace that belonged to her paternal grandmother, Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, and a heart-shaped aquamarine pendant that belonged to her maternal grandmother, Margaret of Connaught. She also pinned her large geometric aquamarine and diamond brooch to the waist of her gown.


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With small diamond earrings, Marie-Chantal of Greece wore the Miller Diamond Fringe Tiara. (More on that one over here!)


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Katherine of Serbia, the wife of Crown Prince Alexander, wore her go-to suite of jewels: a small tiara with sparkling earrings and a chain-style necklace. She's worn this set at several gala occasions, including the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2010.


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It was tough to spot her among the guests, but the Duchess of Braganza, wife of the pretender to the Portuguese throne, was also at the gala. She wore her small diamond bandeau. (More on that over here!)


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Representing one branch of the former royal family of Italy, Clotilde Courau (a famous French actress who is also the wife of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy) wore a sparkling headband in lieu of a tiara.


Which jewels from this pre-wedding gala were your favorites?