Our tiara tribute to the royal women celebrating February birthdays continues today with a look at Princess Marie of Denmark wearing her signature diamond tiara.
In April 2010, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark attended the first gala event of the celebrations marking the 70th birthday of his mother, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, in Copenhagen.
For the celebration, Princess Marie wore a classic white gown with a design inspired by vintage fashions from the 1930s and 1940s. She paired a silver handbag with the dress. She also wore her Danish royal decorations: the sash and star of the Order of the Elephant. Prince Joachim wore his medals with the Order of the Elephant, plus the insignia of the Order of the Dannebrog.
Princess Marie added gala sparkle to her ensemble with diamond and sapphire jewels. She wore Princess Dagmar’s Floral Tiara, an heirloom jewel presented to Marie by her mother-in-law when she joined the Danish royal family. It’s usually said that the tiara was a long-term loan from the Queen, but the new book about Denmark’s royal jewels states that the tiara was a “gave fra Dronning Margrethe til Prinsesse Marie” (gift from Queen Margrethe to Princess Marie). However, while other royal pieces connected with Marie feature the label “tilhører H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie” (belongs to HRH Princess Marie), the tiara is not labeled with that description.
Princess Marie wore the diamond floral tiara for her wedding in May 2008, and it’s been her primary tiara for nearly all gala occasions ever since. For this event, she wore the tiara with diamond stud earrings.
She also added two more pieces of jewelry to the outfit. She secured her order sash with a small diamond floral brooch. And her necklace features a special pendant: a nineteenth-century jewel made of gold, sapphires, and diamonds, which originally belonged to Queen Alexandrine of Denmark. It was passed from her to Queen Ingrid, and then to Queen Margrethe, who gave it to Princess Marie when her son, Prince Henrik, was born in 2009. (In Heidi Laura’s new book, the pendant/brooch is indeed labeled with the description “tilhører H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie.”)