The tiara was given to Queen Mary (of Teck) as a wedding gift when she and the future King George V married in 1893.
After some alterations by Queen Mary, the tiara (without it’s base) was then given to Elizabeth as a wedding gift. She has worn it frequently and is known to refer to it as “Granny’s tiara.” It wasn’t until the 1950s that Elizabeth II realized that the tiara had a separate base, and since then, the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara has been worn as one piece.
“Two years ago, when I was traveling in Jeju island, I once asked a stranger nearby to take my picture, but I found her quite familiar to me. A bit later, I realized that she was my absolute favorite teacher from elementary school. What a small world.”
“한 2년 전에 제주도로 여행 갔었는데 그냥 근처에 있는 사람한테 사진 좀 찍어달라고 했거든요. 근데 어디서 많이 본 것 같은 거예요. 보니까 제가 초등학교 때 진짜 진짜 좋아했던 선생님이었어요. 세상은 참 좁아요.”