Many of the grand Swedish royal tiaras belong to the family’s royal jewel foundation, not to one person in particular. But Crown Princess Victoria owns some tiaras herself, including this spectacular royal heirloom from Margaret of Connaught’s collection.
Today, we’re looking at the way that Crown Princess Victoria wore this royal heirloom, the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara, at the banquet following the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan in October 2019. She attended the enthronement celebrations with her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Both King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria wore Japanese decorations for the banquet. Both are wearing the Order of the Chrysanthemum: he wears the star and collar, while she wears the star and sash.
Victoria chose a dramatic Elie Saab gown for the banquet. She’d previously worn the same dress for her father’s 70th birthday celebrations in Stockholm back in April 2016.
And with the gown, she wore a whole lot of diamonds. The star of the jewelry show was, of course, the Boucheron Laurel Wreath Tiara. It’s one of only a few tiaras that Victoria owns personally. The tiara was originally a wedding present from Queen Sofia of Sweden to Princess Margaret of Connaught (her new granddaughter-in-law) in 1905. When Margaret died, the tiara was inherited by Prince Bertil, and later it was worn by his wife, Princess Lilian. She’s the one who bequeathed the tiara to Victoria in 2013.
With the classic heirloom tiara, Victoria wore the family’s diamond floral earrings, which feature a lovely pear-shaped diamond drop. She also added a small diamond rivière, and she secured her order sash with one of the family’s diamond bow brooches.
She carried a modern gold clutch bag with the gown, and on her right wrist, you can just see the hint of a diamond bracelet peeking out as well.