Our Sparkling Spotlight on July birthday tiaras shines today on the Duchess of Cornwall, and the special personal tiara that she wore for a gala dinner in London in 2015.
The Duchess arrived at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London in June 2015 to attend a dinner celebrating the opening of the academy’s Summer Exhibition. Camilla is pictured here with the then-President of the Royal Academy, Sir Christopher Le Brun, and his wife, Charlotte Verity. Numerous other artists, writers, and performers were also in attendance at the dinner, including Dame Joan Collins, Sir David Attenborough, Grayson Perry, and Howard Jacobson.
For the dinner, Camilla wore a white evening gown with subtle sparkling embellishments. Her decorations for the evening included the sash and star of the Royal Victorian Order and the Queen’s Royal Family Order, worn on its signature yellow ribbon.
The tiara that Camilla chose for the dinner comes from her own family’s jewelry collection. The Cubitt Tiara, an antique diamond floral sparkler, belonged to Camilla’s grandmother, Sonia Keppel Cubitt. Camilla inherited the tiara from her mother, Rosalind Cubitt Shand, and she has worn the tiara occasionally for gala events since her marriage to the Prince of Wales in April 2005.
Camilla also wore her favorite diamond and pearl drop earrings, as well as her four-stranded pearl choker necklace with the oval-shaped diamond clasp. She secured her order sash with a bar brooch.
And she finished off the look with a geometric diamond bracelet on her left wrist. You’ll also see her diamond engagement ring—a legacy from the late Queen Mother—and her gold wedding ring on her left hand.