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Royal Tiara Challenge 2017

Day 25: Favorite Wreath Tiara

The Midnight Tiara

The Midnight tiara designed by Charlotte Lynggaard contains “31 flower buds created with over 1,300 small diamond brilliants and polished moonstones set into a structure of leaves and branches hand graved in 18 carat rose and white gold with black oxidized silver.” The tiara, and it’s coordinating collection, was created for the Tiara Exhibition at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. 

It caught the eye of Crown Princess Mary who borrowed the tiara for Prince Henrik’s 75th birthday in 2009. After that a deal was proposed, Mary doesn’t have to purchase the tiara and the jeweler retains ownership, but they won’t sell it and Mary has exclusive rights to borrow it. I love the uniqueness of the design and it’s materials. I’m also not the biggest fan of jewelry that’s just diamonds, diamonds, and more diamonds. A feel like that’s what a lot of tiaras can end up looking like, so the complete subtlety of the diamonds on the Midnight tiara appeals to me. 

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Crown Princess Mary is wearing part of the Danish Ruby Parure, including the Tiara, with a recycled gold gown and the Order of the Crown, a Belgian Order. Crown Prince Frederik is wearing the highest Belgian Order, Order of Leopold.

This is the first time the Crown Princess has worn the Ruby Parure Tiara for a State Visit Dinner.

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ClassicCatherine’s favorite crowns/tiaras (in no particular order);

The Swedish Aquamarine Bandeau, The Danish Midnight Tiara,

The Dutch Diamond Bandeau, The Swedish Cameo Tiara,

The Swedish Amethyst Tiara, The Spanish Floral Tiara,

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, Monaco’s Ocean Tiara

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Day 9- Favourite Victoria moment(s)

Victoria with foreign royals

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The full Danish Ruby Parure consists of:

  • Tiara
  • Earrings (which can be worn in the large version or a small version)
  • Brooch
  • Necklace
  • Bracelet
  • Ring
  • 3 Hair Pieces

Mary appears to have worn most, but not the full Parure for the Belgian State Visit Dinner on March 28, 2017. She certainly didn’t wear the brooch, but it’s harder to see if she wore the hair pieces or not.

On this day 12 years ago Crown Princess Mary wore the Dansh Ruby Parure set for the first time at a gala before her wedding to Crown Prince Frederik. The set was left to Crown Prince Frederik from his grandmother, Queen Ingrid. It is one of the three tiaras Crown Princess Mary wears. The Parure includes a necklace, earrings, a bracelet, hairpins, and a brooch. Crown Princess Mary added a ring. The necklace and earrings can now be configured to wear as smaller pieces in various arrangements.    

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Tiaras During State (and Official) Visits Spam

Princess Marie of Denmark

  1. April 27, 2010- Russian State Visit
  2. May 11, 2011- South Korean State Visit
  3. June 15, 2012- Chinese State Visit
  4. October 23, 2012- Slovakian State Visit
  5. April 4, 2013- Finnish State Visit [Received the Order of the White Rose of Finland]
  6. September 18, 2013- Vietnamese State Visit
  7. March 17, 2014- Turkish State Visit
  8. March 17, 2015- Dutch State Visit [Received the Order of the Crown]
  9. April 13, 2016- Mexican State Visit [Received the Order of the Aztec Eagle]
  10. January 24, 2017- Icelandic State Visit [Received the Order of the Falcon]
  11. March 28, 2017- Belgian State Visit [Received the Order of Leopold II]

(If you click on the photos, you can see the name of the tiara she wore)