Our Sparkling Spotlight on the tiaras of royal ladies with July birthdays continues today with a look at a lacy, romantic diamond tiara worn by a niece of the Queen of Denmark.
Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark is the eldest of the five children of King Constantine II, the former monarch of Greece, and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark. In April 2010, she joined the rest of her family in Copenhagen to celebrate the 70th birthday of her aunt, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. She wore a pleated gray evening gown and sparkling jewels for a birthday gala dinner at Fredensborg Palace.
Princess Alexia chose her most-worn tiara—a delicate, lacy diadem set with diamonds—for the birthday gala, pairing it with diamond floral earrings. The earrings are the same ones that she wore on her wedding day in July 1999.
Alexia also wore a special jewel that comes from her Danish royal ancestors. She pinned Queen Alexandrine’s Ruby Bow Brooch near her waist. The brooch, which belonged to her great-grandmother, Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, likely dates to the end of the nineteenth century. From Queen Alexandrine, the brooch passed to Queen Ingrid, Princess Alexia’s grandmother, and it’s been worn exclusively by Alexia since Ingrid’s death in 2000.
Alexia finished off her jewelry look with her wedding band and an additional pavé-set diamond ring. She also wore an important accessory on her left wrist: the gold bangle traditionally worn by all female-line descendants of Princess Margaret of Connaught.