On this day in 2008, the Queen’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, wed Autumn Kelly in a private family ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. Sadly, after more than a decade together, Peter and Autumn are currently going their separate ways. But today, let’s take one more opportunity to look at the gorgeous royal jewels she wore on their wedding day.
For her wedding dress, Autumn turned to a British fashion designer, Sassi Holford. The gown, made of satin and lace, was strapless, but Autumn added a lace bolero to cover her shoulders for the wedding ceremony.
Autumn kept her jewelry on the simple-but-beautiful side for the wedding. Her major accessory was Princess Anne’s Festoon Tiara, which was loaned to her for the day by her mother-in-law, the Princess Royal.
Here’s a closer look at the festoon tiara as worn by Autumn. This occasion marked the first time that the festoon tiara had been worn in public by anyone other than Princess Anne. The classic diamond tiara has been in Anne’s jewelry box since 1973. It was presented to the princess by the World-Wide Shipping Group, a Hong Kong firm, after she christened one of their ships.
For me, the tiara was a perfect complement to Autumn’s wedding dress and veil, which was also edged in lace.
Autumn completed her bridal look with a pair of diamond and pearl earrings and a coordinating necklace with a diamond and pearl pendant. The jewels were reportedly her wedding gift from Peter. We’ve seen her wear the classic set often at royal events during the couple’s marriage, including an appearance at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.