The number of royal women celebrating birthdays in August is kind of incredible—maybe they all wanted to have their parties together during their holiday month? Today, we’ve got a look at a classic tiara appearance from Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, who celebrates her birthday later this week.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit joined other royals from across Scandinavia for the celebrations of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s Ruby Jubilee in Copenhagen in January 2012. For the occasion, Mette-Marit wore a gorgeous white evening gown with elaborate crystal embellishments.
With the sleek, sparkling gown, Mette-Marit chose her sleekest sparkling tiara: the Diamond Daisy Bandeau. The antique tiara, which dates to 1910, was Mette-Marit’s wedding present from her in-laws, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, in August 2001. The jewel was her very first tiara, worn on her wedding day with her bridal ensemble.
For the gala dinner held at Christiansborg Palace during the Ruby Jubilee celebrations, Mette-Marit paired the tiara with two other pieces of antique jewelry. She wore Crown Princess Märtha’s Silver Wedding Earrings, a gorgeous pair of diamond chandelier earrings that originally belonged to Crown Prince Haakon’s royal grandmother. And she also added Queen Maud’s Aquamarine Brooch, a stunning royal jewel set with a sea-green aquamarine.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit used the brooch to secure the sash of the Order of Saint Olav. She also wore the order’s star, as well as the Royal Family Order of her father-in-law, King Harald V.