29 December 2019

The Best Royal Jewels of 2019: #6 (Lady Gabriella's Windsor Wedding)

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She may not be a princess, but Lady Gabriella Windsor looked exceptionally royal in her family wedding tiara this May...

#6: Lady Gabriella's Windsor Wedding




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Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, married Thomas Kingston at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in a glittering ceremony in May.


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Ella wore an heirloom tiara, the Kent City of London Fringe, as a bridal diadem. The jewel was one of the gifts given to Ella's grandmother, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, when she married Prince George, Duke of Kent in 1934.


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The tiara has been used as a bridal diadem twice before by Kent family brides. In 1963, Princess Alexandra of Kent wore the fringe tiara for her wedding to Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey.


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And Ella's mother, Marie-Christine, wore the tiara for the reception held after her wedding to Prince Michael of Kent in Vienna in 1978. They are the current owners of the tiara.


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Ella's family, as well as the extended Kent clan, turned out in large numbers for her wedding.


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Ella's first cousin, once removed -- the Queen -- attended in one of the late Queen Mother's dazzling diamond brooches. (More on the brooch, and all the royal jewels worn for the occasion, over here!)