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GraceFilm’s favorite tiaras

  1. The Fleur de Lys Tiara (Spain)
  2. The Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara (Sweden)
  3. The Cambridge Lovers Knot (Britain)
  4. The Baden Palmette (Denmark)
  5. Prussian Diamond Tiara (Spain) 
  6. The Diamond Daisy Tiara (Norway)
  7. Princess Fawzia’s Van Cleef & Arpels Tiara (Iran)
  8. The Khedive of Egypt Tiara (Greece/Denmark/Sweden)
  9. Queen Josephine’s Diamond Tiara (Norway)
  10. The Sapphire Parure Necklace Tiara (Netherlands)

Honorable mentions:

  • The Rose Cut Diamond Bandeau (Netherlands)
  • The Baden Fringe (Sweden)
  • The Braganza (Sweden)
  • The Papyrus/Lotus Flower Tiara (Britain)
  • The Strathmore Rose Tiara (Britain)

ROYAL JEWELLERY || The Khedive of Egypt Tiara In 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.

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I know some people have been “dying” to know more about some of the moderators’ opinions on various royal “things.” I am the original creator of the blog, and have made some tiara posts in the past, so here are some of my favorite tiaras. Hope you like them!

Favorite tiara:

  • The Poltimore Tiara
  • Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
  • Sarah Ferguson’s wedding tiara, also known as the York Wedding Tiara
  • The Khedive of Egypt Cartier Tiara
  • Queen Sophia’s Diamond Tiara
  • The Baden Fringe Tiara
  • The Diamond Fringe Tiara
  • The Ruby Parure Tiara
  • Queen Marie-Jose’s Diamond, Yellow Gold and Natural Pearls’ Tiara
  • The Leuchtenberg Diamond Tiara

Honorable Mention:

  • Antique Pearl Tiara
  • Diamond Six Button Tiara
  • Diamond Laurel Wreath Tiara
  • Alexandrine Diamond Drop Tiara
  • Princess Claire’s wedding tiara, also known as the  Diamond and Pearl Tiara
  • The Habsburg Fringe Tiara
  • The Luxembourg Empire Tiara
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The marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark to His Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on the 3rd of February 1968. Princess Benedikte’s gown was also designed by Danish couturier Jorgen Bender, who also created gowns for both of her sisters. The gown was made of white silk with long sleeves, a slim skirt and large train extending from her shoulders. The high waisted gown was accented by two small bows which were each adorned with a diamond star. Heirloom lace from Princess Margaret’s wedding gifts were used to adorn the dress in panels on the side. Princess Benedikte wore the Khedive of Eqypt Tiara, like all female descendants of her mother Queen Ingrid, which anchored the heirloom veil of Princess Margaret of Connaught. 

Khedive of Egypt Tiara

Current in: Greek Royal Family

Current owner: Queen Anne-Marie

 

Made by Cartier, this diamond ornament was a gift to Princess Margaret of Connaught when she married Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden in 1905 from the Khedive of Egypt. When Margaret died in 1920, her daughter Princess Ingrid inherited the piece. She brought it with her when she married Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. It remained her personal property until she passed away in 2000. 

Queen Ingrid began a family tradition that continues to this day when she loaned the Khedive to each of her three daughters on their wedding days and has only been worn by her direct descendants. When Ingrid died, she left the tiara to Anne-Marie, her youngest daughter.

 

(P.s.: text and infos from The Royal Order of Satorial Splendor)

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The State Banquet at Christiansborg Palace in honour of the Dutch state visit to Denmark (17 March 2015) – as seen in royal jewellery:

  • Crown Princess Mary wearing her wedding tiara and her aquamarine earrings
  • Queen Margrethe wearing the Pearl Poiré Tiara (suitably for the state visit, a tiara that came into the Danish Royal Family through Lovisa of Sweden whose mother was a Dutch princess by birth) along with the necklace, brooch and earrings from her Khedive of Egypt demi-parure
  • Queen Máxima wearing the Dutch Sapphire Tiara along with her sapphire earrings