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September 18th, 1964 || Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine II of Greece share a sweet moment after their wedding ceremony while posing for photographers outside of the Royal Palace of Athens (now known as the Presidential Mansion).

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Royal July 2017 Photo Challenge Day 17/31: Favorite Photos of Royal Tiaras

There are just too many fabulous tiaras to choose from!  This isn’t even all of them, but just some of my favorites.  I mean they’re tiaras.  Who can choose? 

From the top:

1st Picture: British Tiaras (L-R)
Poltimore Tiara, Strathmore Rose Tiara, Fife Tiara, Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, British Imperial Crown, Delhi-Durbar Tiara, Oriental Circlet, Girls of Great Britain and Ireland

2nd Picture; Swedish Tiaras (L-R)
Queen Josephine Amethyst Tiara, Aquamarine Kokoshnik, Connaught Tiara, Cameo Tiara, Princess Lillian’s Tiara, Braganza Tiara

3rd Picture: Danish and Greek Tiaras (L-R)
Khedive of Egypt Tiara, Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara, Midnight Tiara, Marie’s Floral Tiara, Diamond Tiara of Queen Sophia of Greece, Danish Ruby Parure, Floral Aigrette

4th Picture: Dutch Tiaras (L-R)
Mellerio Sapphire Tiara, Mellerio Ruby Tiara, Diamond Bandeau

5th Picture Norwegian, Spanish, Belgian Tiaras (L-R)
Amethyst Necklace Tiara, Nine Provinces Bandeau, Spanish Floral Tiara, Fleur de Lys Tiara, Queen Josephine’s Diamond Tiara, Luxembourg Empire Tiara, Prussian Meander Tiara

ROYAL JEWELLERY || The Khedive of Egypt TiaraIn 1905, when Princess Margaret of Connaught was married to Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and became Crown Princess of Sweden, one of her many wedding gifts were the stunning Khedive of Egypt Tiara. Made by Cartier, the tiara was a gift from, well, the Khedive of Egypt since it was in Egypt that the couple had first met. The tiara consists of ornamented diamonds and is able to be converted into a stomacher piece. When the, now, Crown Princess Margareta died in 1920, she left the tiara to her only daughter, the ten-year-old Princess Ingrid who would later become Queen Consort of Denmark and bring the Khedive into the Danish royal family. It was also Ingrid who started the tradition of loaning the Khedive to everyone of her female descendants on their wedding days – the only one who hasn’t worn it being the yet unmarried Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. In that respect, it will be interesting to see whether the tradition will continue with her great-granddaughters (of which there currently are 8) because when Queen Ingrid died in 2000, she left the tiara for her youngest daughter, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. That didn’t stop her from lending it out to her niece, Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, on her wedding day in 2011. Since inheriting it, Anne-Marie has had a taller base put on the tiara (not pictured), but has not made any large modifications to it.