Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Cornwall! Today, Camilla celebrates her 74th birthday, and we’ve got a roundup of all her royal tiaras to mark the occasion.
Camilla’s first tiara, worn during her early years, was the Cubitt Tiara. This sparkler comes from her mother’s family, and was originally part of the collection of her grandmother, Sonia Keppel Cubitt. Camilla wore the tiara for her first wedding, and she still wears the piece on occasion today. It was also the bridal diadem chosen by her daughter, Laura, for her wedding in 2006. Above, Camilla wears the tiara in June 2015 for the Royal Academy’s annual dinner in London.
For her royal wedding in April 2005, Camilla didn’t wear a tiara, choosing instead to wear a beautiful and dramatic feathered headpiece made by Philip Treacy.
One of Camilla’s first big royal tiara moments came in November 2005, when she wore the Delhi Durbar Tiara for the Norwegian state banquet at Buckingham Palace. The tiara, which was made for Queen Mary in 1911, was previously worn by the Queen Mother. So far, this occasion is the only time Camilla has worn the tiara in public.
During her marriage, Camilla’s signature royal jewel has become the Greville Tiara. This diamond sparkler, with its distinctive honeycomb motif, was made by Boucheron for Dame Margaret Greville. She bequeathed the tiara to the Queen Mother in 1942, and it became one of Elizabeth’s most-worn sparklers. Camilla has also clearly fallen in love with the jewel, as it is by far her most-worn tiara, appearing at events like state dinners, the State Opening of Parliament, and other gala occasions.
We know that Camilla has at least one other royal tiara in her collection—though we’ve not seen her wear it yet. The Teck Crescent Tiara, an unusual royal jewel that comes from Queen Mary’s family, features diamond roses and crescents in its design. Worn occasionally by the Queen Mother, we know that the tiara was offered to Camilla as a long-term loan after her marriage to Prince Charles. (Sir Hugh Roberts tipped us off to this loan in The Queen’s Diamonds.) We’ll see if Camilla ever decides to take this royal heirloom tiara out for a spin!
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