Our journey through the tiara collection of Princess Margaret of Connaught arrives today at a very sparkly conclusion. Here’s a closer look at an appearance of another of her wedding gifts, this time from a very important royal uncle and aunt.
Queen Silvia of Sweden brought along one of Margaret of Connaught’s tiaras for a gala dinner in Denmark in May 2018. It was a very appropriate choice: both King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark are grandchildren of Margaret.
The occasion was the 50th birthday of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were among the many royal guests who gathered at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen for a glittering banquet to celebrate the future Danish king.
Queen Silvia wore a dark pink gown for the dinner, and both she and Carl Gustaf wore the Order of the Elephant, Denmark’s highest-ranking order of chivalry.
Silvia finished off the look with lots of heirloom diamonds. Her tiara is the King Edward VII Ruby Tiara. The jewel, which is set with diamonds and rubies and features three large scroll elements, was Princess Margaret of Connaught’s wedding gift from her uncle and aunt, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom. The tiara has passed through various branches of the Bernadotte family tree, but today it belongs personally to King Carl Gustaf.
For the dinner, Queen Silvia paired the antique tiara with a classic diamond necklace. She also wore more Swedish royal heirlooms: the Karl Johan Earrings. The earrings date to the early nineteenth century, during the reign of the first Bernadotte monarch in Sweden. The earrings belong to the family’s jewelry foundation.
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