Over the past two days, we’ve looked back on the jewels worn by Princess Charlene for her civil wedding ceremony and concert and for her religious wedding ceremony and reception. But that glittering wedding reception was also a tiara event, and royals from around the world wore sparkling jewels for the occasion. Here’s a look at all the tiaras we saw royal women wear during the dinner on the Opera Terraces.
We’ll start off with the only member of the Grimaldi family (other than the bride) who wore a tiara for the reception: Princess Caroline. She wore a small diamond and sapphire tiara for the dinner, pairing it with diamond and sapphire earrings and a navy lace dress from Chanel. The tiara is convertible; she had previously worn it as a necklace.
The Swedish royal family arrived en masse for the wedding and reception. Queen Silvia brought along Queen Sofia’s Tiara, pairing it with the Karl Johan Earrings, a diamond riviere with a small pendant, and several bracelets.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore her signature jewel, the Baden Fringe Tiara, with pearl drop earrings and the family’s diamond and pearl floral brooch with its pearl pendant.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden wore the Modern Fringe Tiara, now her personal jewel, with the family’s elaborate diamond floral earrings and a seed pearl choker from the collection of Victoria of Baden.
Princess Michael of Kent also got inventive with her jewels, fashioning a tiara out of the Argyll Diamond Daisies.
Her sister-in-law, Princess Marie, wore Princess Dagmar’s Floral Tiara with a pair of diamond statement earrings.
The Belgian royal family was also well represented at the wedding. Queen Paola wore Queen Elisabeth’s Art Deco Bandeau with gemstone drop earrings and one of her diamond necklaces.
Queen Mathilde (who was then the Duchess of Brabant) wore the Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara with diamonds and pearls.
Princess Astrid of Belgium was at the wedding, too; she’s wearing the Savoy-Aosta Tiara in the background of this photo. Also in the background of the image is Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, wearing the Habsburg Fringe Tiara.
Queen Maxima (then still Princess Maxima) of the Netherlands wore pieces from Queen Juliana’s married parure of aquamarines, including the tiara, earrings, and necklace. She also pinned one of the brooches at her waist.
And speaking of the Romanovs: Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, considered by many to be the head of the House of Romanov, wore a pearly kokoshnik.
Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies wore diamonds and rubies, including the Ruby Dragonfly Tiara.
Princess Isabel, Duchess of Braganza (wife of the pretender to the Portuguese throne) wore a diamond bandeau that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, pairing it with diamond earrings and a brooch.
From Germany, Hereditary Princess Stephanie of Baden wore the unusual Baden Sunburst Tiara with a lovely pair of diamond earrings. (Her mother-in-law, Princess Valerie was also present; she wore the family’s laurel wreath tiara.)
And finally, Princess Ursula of Bavaria arrived in the Bavarian Sunburst Tiara, paired with diamonds and pearls. The unusual tiara was later sold.