Our final Sparkling Spotlight post of the week features yet another tiara from that 2012 Luxembourgish royal wedding: a diamond jewel worn by Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, who celebrated her birthday last week.
The senior members of the Norwegian royal family all attended the royal wedding in Luxembourg in October 2012. The families are closely related: King Harald’s mother, Crown Princess Märtha, was the sister of Queen Astrid of Belgium, who was the grandmother of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. Here, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrive for the pre-wedding gala at the Grand Ducal Palace with Haakon’s sister, Princess Märtha Louise. (Mette-Marit is wearing her Diamond Daisy Bandeau.)
Märtha Louise glittered like a disco ball for the pre-wedding gala. She wore a gown with a one-shoulder neckline that was absolutely spangled in square silver paillettes. The princess also attached her miniature Norwegian royal medals to the gown, as well as the Royal Family Order of her father, King Harald V. She’s pictured here on her arrival to the gala with Prince Kyril, the second son of the last Tsar of Bulgaria.
The silver color of Märtha Louise’s gown was echoed by her choice of tiara. This is King Olav’s Gift Tiara, a petite diamond and pearl sparkler with a wheat-ear design. As the name suggests, the tiara was Märtha Louise’s eighteenth-birthday present from her grandfather, the late King Olav V of Norway.
Märtha Louise completed her gala look with a pair of interesting diamond floral earrings with a girandole design. But it really was the dress that offered incomparable sparkle on this particular occasion!