26 October 2018

This Week in Royal Tiaras: October 19-25


October 19-25, 2018

What. A. Week! I'll let the tiaras speak for themselves. Good luck with your decisions in this week's poll -- it's a tough one! (PS: please note that some gifs in this post contain flash photography!)


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20. The Countess of Wessex dazzled in the aquamarine and diamond tiara loaned to her by the Queen for Tuesday's Dutch state banquet at Buckingham Palace. (More on the tiara here!)





19. For Monday's state dinner in Portugal, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wore her lovely laurel wreath tiara. (More gala jewels over here!)


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18. For the annual legislative gala in Norway on Thursday, Crown Princess Mette-Marit chose the tiara from the family's amethyst parure. After a week of sad news regarding her health, it was great to see her looking well and in gala mode. (Learn more about the amethysts here!)




17. For Wednesday's gala at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Princess Benedikte paired her Floral Birthday Tiara with pearls. (More on the tiara here!)




16. Princess Marie of Denmark stuck with her favorite sparkler, Princess Dagmar's Floral Tiara, for Wednesday's gala. (More over here!)




15. For Wednesday's gala, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore the all-diamond setting of her wedding tiara, pairing it with diamond fringe earrings. (More on the tiara here!)




14. Queen Margrethe II dripped in diamonds for Wednesday's gala in Denmark, including the Floral Aigrette and Queen Louise's Diamond Floral Bracelet, which was worn as a choker necklace. (Learn about the tiara here and the bracelet/necklace here!)


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13. For Tuesday's Dutch state banquet in London, the Duchess of Cornwall paired the Greville Tiara with her pearl choker necklace with the magnificent pink topaz clasp. (More gala jewels here!)


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12. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was resplendent in diamonds for the state banquet, including the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, her Diamond Festoon Necklace, and the Cullinan III and IV Brooch. (Much more over here!)




11. For the Belgian state banquet in Portugal on Monday, the Duchess of Braganza sparkled in her Floral Necklace Tiara. (More on the banquet here!)


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10. Princess Michael of Kent paired the Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara with aquamarines for Tuesday's Dutch state banquet in London. (More over here!)


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9. Lady Elizabeth Anson, who is a cousin of several royal families, wore her diamond wedding tiara for Tuesday's state banquet in Britain. (More on Elizabeth and her jewels here!)


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8. Princess Astrid chose a classic piece, the Vasa Tiara, for Thursday's gala in Oslo. (Learn more about the tiara here!)



7. The Duchess of Gloucester chose the magnificent Cartier Indian Tiara for Tuesday's Dutch state banquet. (More here!)


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6. Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau sparkled in sapphires from the Dutch royal collection for the state banquet in London on Tuesday. (More here!)


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5. It's always lovely to see Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara and Diana's Pearl Drop Earrings, but the Duchess of Cambridge really wowed us on Tuesday evening by wearing Queen Alexandra's Wedding Necklace at the Dutch state banquet. (More here!)


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4. Queen Sonja of Norway surprised us by wearing Queen Josefina's Diamond Tiara for Thursday's gala in Oslo; she hadn't worn the tiara in public in a number of years, and on this occasion, she paired it with other lovely diamond heirloom jewels, including pieces from the collection of Queen Alexandra. (More on the tiara here!)


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3. Duchess Sophie of W├╝rttemberg, a direct descendant of W├╝rttemberg's last king, was lovely in the family's diamond wedding tiara at her nuptials in Tegernsee on Saturday.



2. Duchess Sophie's aunt, Mathilde, gave us all a thrill by wearing the (real!) Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara for her niece's wedding ball this weekend. (Much more over here!)


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1. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands's triumphant arrival in the full Stuart Tiara and its matching devant de corsage may be the royal jewel moment of the year, let alone the week! (Much more on her jewels over here!)