The Princesses of Liechtenstein have been in the royal news quite a bit lately, thanks to the recent weddings of two royal sisters from the family. One of them opted to wear a fascinating family tiara for her wedding, becoming the third Liechtensteiner bride to wear the sparkler. Today, we’ve got a closer look at all three of the family brides who’ve worn the Kinsky Honeysuckle Tiara.
Princess Marie’s Dazzling Imperial Wedding Tiara
On August 21, the princely family of Liechtenstein said goodbye to one of their most important family members: Princess Marie, the wife of Prince Hans-Adam II and the mother of Hereditary Prince Alois. Today, to celebrate her life, we’ve got a look at one of the most meaningful pieces of family jewelry that she wore: her wedding tiara.
Floral Tiara Tournament: Douglas vs Dagmar
It’s time for the first contest of our blossom bracket!
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The Douglas Floral Tiara vs. Princess Dagmar’s Floral Tiara
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This diamond daisy tiara was made in nineteenth-century France. Today, it belongs to Countess Elisabeth Douglas, who married Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria in 1967. Although the title sounds Scottish, the family is actually Swedish nobility. Elisabeth’s floral tiara has become something of an official wedding tiara for her descendants. Four of her daughters—Sophie, Marie-Caroline, Elisabeth, and Maria-Anna—have borrowed the tiara from their mother and used it as a bridal diadem. You’ll recognize Sophie’s name, as she’s currently the Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein.
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This detailed diamond floral tiara originally belonged to Princess Dagmar of Denmark, a sister of King Christian X (and King Haakon VII of Norway). The tiara was later passed on to Queen Margrethe II, who offered it as a long-term loan to her daughter-in-law, Princess Marie, in 2008. Since then, it has been Marie’s primary tiara, worn for all sorts of gala occasions.
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