Last week’s state dinner at the Palace of Versailles brought us glamorous gowns and glittering jewels, but one thing was missing that irked a large number of royal watchers: a tiara! Let’s look more closely at the reasons why Queen Camilla likely chose not to wear a tiara, with a look back at the way that other royals have dressed for state banquets in France.
Later this month, Bonhams is auctioning a gorgeous, convertible diamond necklace inspired by a royal jewel that was worn by the wife of a French royal pretender.
Today is #PalaceDay, a social media celebration of royal residences and museums throughout Europe. To join in, I’m featuring a tiara worn by a princess for a special gala at the Palace of Versailles in 1973—an event that was a landmark moment not only for the palace itself but for French and American fashion, too.