In the 1960s, Princess Anne could often be seen wearing tiaras with fashionable elaborate hairstyles. Today, we’ve got a look at the way she wore a Cartier tiara with a beehive ‘do for a film premiere in 1969.
In November 1969, Princess Anne arrived at the Warner Theater in London for a screening of The Madwoman of Chaillot, which starred Katharine Hepburn. She was accompanied by her great-great-aunt, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, for the occasion. (Alice is wearing the Athlone Palmette Tiara with additional diamond and pearl jewels.)
Princess Anne wore a gown made of white brocade with bejeweled embellishments at the neckline and on the sleeves. She added opera-length white gloves to the ensemble and carried a coordinating clutch bag.
Anne kept her jewelry simple, wearing just a diamond tennis-style bracelet—and a Cartier tiara. This is the Cartier Halo Tiara, later made famous by the Duchess of Cambridge. Originally, the piece belonged to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. She received the tiara from her husband, King George VI, as a wedding anniversary present in the late 1930s.
In the 1940s, the Queen Mother gave the tiara to the present Queen as an 18th-birthday present. Later, it became a favorite tiara of Princess Margaret and Princess Anne, who both wore it as young princesses. Its modest size makes it the perfect starter tiara for a British princess.