Is is true that the Duchess of Buccleuch has 5 tiaras?
Well according to Sir Henry “Chips” Channon, Mary “Mollie” Montagu-Douglas-Scott, wife of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch, had five tiaras to chose from when she went to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1953. He wrote, “
Mollie Buccleuch has no postilions – but five tiaras.” I did some searching and I found five tiaras which were probably owned by the Duchess of Buccleuch at that time. I can’t find any pictures of the current duchess, Elizabeth, wearing a tiara but she’s a patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball so I know she’s wearing a tiara a least once a year..
There is the belt tiara. Yes, you read that right it’s a belt that can be worn as a tiara.
An emerald tiara that was worn by Mollie
A turquoise tiara that was worn by Mollie, it was featured in Tiara by Diana Scarisbrick
A floral tiara that was worn by Jane, wife of the 9th Duke, on her wedding day in 1953
A pearl tiara that was worn Jane as well as being worn by a series of brides, Lady Elizabeth Montagu-Douglas-Scott (daughter of the 8th Duke) when she married Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland in 1946, Henrietta Montagu-Douglas-Scott (great-granddaughter of the 6th Duke) when she married Maj. John Griffin in 1964 and Charmian Montagu-Douglas-Scott (granddaughter of the 7th Duke) when she married Archie Stirling in 1964