Last week, we surveyed tiaras worn by the Queen in the “7s” of her reign. Today, as we approach her upcoming birthday, we’re looking at a glittering tiara appearance made by Elizabeth II in 2007, almost fifteen years ago.
On November 23, 2007, the Queen arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Serena Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. The occasion was the traditional banquet held during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
For the occasion, the Queen wore a unique evening gown. The top of the dress featured white floral appliques, while the skirt was a shimmering silvery-white. She wore silver shoes and carried a matching bag, and she pinned the star of the Order of the Garter on her bodice.
Continuing the sparkling theme, the Queen wore major diamonds with the dress. The highlight of the ensemble was the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara, an heirloom jewel that was one of Queen Mary’s wedding gifts in 1893. The Queen received the tiara from her grandmother as a wedding present in 1947.
Here’s one more look at the Queen’s complete ensemble for the banquet.
The Duchess of Cornwall also wore a lovely evening gown and jewels for the banquet, with shades of light blue and coppery bronze taking center stage. The Queen’s Royal Family Order, with its yellow ribbon, was pinned near her shoulder.