Our next royal lady celebrating an August birthday is Princess Tatiana, daughter-in-law of a Greek king and a Danish princess. One of her most dazzling tiara appearances came in 2013, at a fantastic Scandinavian royal wedding.
Princess Tatiana is the wife of Prince Nikolaos, the second son of King Constantine II, the former King of Greece, and Queen Anne-Marie, who was born a Princess of Denmark. Both of Nikolaos’s parents have extensive rosters of royal relatives. Queen Anne-Marie is a first cousin of the King of Sweden, so several members of the family have been on the guest list for royal weddings in Stockholm. Here, Nikolaos and Tatiana arrive for the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill in June 2013.
For the wedding, Tatiana borrowed a tiara from her mother-in-law. This is the Antique Corsage Tiara, made from a corsage ornament that belonged to Queen Anne-Marie’s great-grandmother, Queen Victoria of Sweden. (A very appropriate choice for a wedding in Stockholm!) Tatiana also wore the tiara on her wedding day in 2010. It’s become a sort of official bridal diadem for Anne-Marie’s daughters-in-law.
Tatiana supported the diamond and pearl tiara with an elaborate updo. This angle shows how carefully the hairstylist incorporated the tiara into Tatiana’s hair—the velvet base is almost completely hidden.
Here’s a look at the back of the style, a sort of messy modern take on a chignon.
Tatiana also wore her diamond and pearl wedding earrings for the occasion, which mirror some of the tiara’s design elements. She secured the sash of the Order of Saints Olga and Sophia (formerly a Greek state decoration, now an order awarded by King Constantine as the head of the former royal family) with a round diamond brooch with a floral motif.