19 June 2020

The Top Ten: Tiaras at Crown Princess Victoria's Wedding (#1)

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Could it be anyone else? Our top tiara moment from Crown Princess Victoria's 2010 wedding is... the bride in the Cameo Tiara!



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Today is the tenth anniversary of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's royal wedding. They married on June 19, 2010, at Storkyrkan Cathedral in Stockholm. The couple had been dating for almost a decade, and had been engaged since February 2009. 


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On her wedding day, Crown Princess Victoria wore a gown designed by Pär Engsheden and a suite of heirloom royal jewelry.


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She chose pieces from the family's Cameo Parure for the occasion, including the suite's grand tiara.


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The tiara was made by Nitot in 1809 and given by Napoleon I to Empress Josephine. Appropriately for a wedding, the central cameo in the tiara features Venus and Cupid, both gods of love. In the recent Swedish royal jewelry documentary, the royals revealed that the diadem is quite fragile, and Crown Princess Victoria said that she has "a little extra respect" for the cameos and their lengthy royal history. So far, this is the only time she has worn the tiara.


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Victoria also wore the earrings from the suite...


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...and the bracelet from the parure. Victoria has worn both of these pieces in more recent years, as have Princess Madeleine and Queen Silvia.


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The Cameo Tiara has become something of an unofficial bridal diadem for the Bernadottes over the past half century. In 1961, it was worn by Princess Birgitta, Victoria's aunt, for her civil wedding ceremony in Stockholm.


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Three years later, in 1964, it was also worn by Princess Desiree (another aunt) at her wedding at Stockholm's cathedral.


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And in 1976, Victoria's mother, Queen Silvia, famously wore the Cameo Tiara to marry King Carl XVI Gustaf. She recently revealed that she wore the tiara at his suggestion.


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Like her mother, Victoria wore Queen Sofia's heirloom Brussels lace veil on her wedding day. The veil originally belonged to Queen Sofia of Sweden, who wore it on her own wedding day in 1858. It has subsequently been worn by many Swedish royal brides, including Princess Sibylla, Princess Margaretha, Princess Desiree, and Princess Christina, as well as Queen Silvia. Tucked inside the veil at the back of Victoria's tiara is a small sprig of myrtle, taken from a plant brought to Sweden by Crown Princess Margareta in 1905.


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Victoria and Daniel's bridal party also reflected royal continuity. Along with several members of both of their families, their attendants included three of Victoria's royal godchildren: Princess Catharina-Amalia (the future Queen of the Netherlands), Princess Ingrid Alexandra (the future Queen of Norway), and Prince Christian (the future King of Denmark).


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The wedding celebrations concluded with the couple's traditional dance. Note Queen Sofia's veil carefully looped over Victoria's arm!




Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can relive the entire ceremony!




And here's Prince Daniel's speech to his bride, one of the best and most romantic from any recent royal wedding.


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Here's to many more years of happiness for Victoria and Daniel! Our celebrations of their anniversary will be continuing here at The Court Jeweller all weekend long!