strathmore rose tiara


♕  My Favourite Tiaras The Strathmore Rose Tiara

The Strathmore Rose Tiara was a wedding gift to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth) from her father, the Earl of Strathmore. The five roses can be used as brooches and it has two different frames, so it can be worn; across the forehead or on the top of the head. Queen Elizabeth used it, mostly, in her early years as a royal. It was inherited by Queen Elizabeth II at the death of her mother.

Tiaras of the House of Windsor

Belonging to HM Queen Elizabeth II

  • Queen Alexandra’s Russian Kokoshnik
  • Girl’s of Great Britain and Ireland tiara
  • Queen Mother’s Strathmore Rose tiara 
  • Queen Mother’s Greville Boucheron Honeycomb tiara 
  • Delhi Durbar tiara 
  • The Grand Duchess Vladimir tiara 
  • Queen Mary’s Fringe tiara
  • Cambridge Lovers Knot 
  • Queen Victoria's Oriental Circlet [worn by the Queen Mum]
  • Cartier Diamond Halo Tiara 
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire tiara [match to the King George VI Suite]
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Burmese Ruby tiara
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Brazilian Aquamarine tiara [there are two]
  • Queen Mother’s Cartier Aquamarine “Pine” tiara
  • Tsarina Maria Feodorovna’s Sapphire Bandeau


  • Queen Mother’s Papyrus (Lotus Flower) Motif tiara (property of Princess Margaret’s children)
  • Queen Mother’s Persian Turquoise tiara (Princess Margaret’s children)
  • Snowdon Floral tiara [property of Lord Snowdon and Lady Chatto, children of HRH Princess Margaret]
  • Battenburg Greek Meander tiara([property of HRH Princess Anne, Princess Royal)
  • Princess Anne’s Antique Festoon tiara (given from ‘World Wide Shipping Group’)
  • Countess of Wessex Wedding tiara (Regal Circlet – honeysuckle motifs)
  • Countess of Wessex Cluster tiara (Flowers/Buttons)
  • Queen Mary’s Aquamarine Centre and diamond tiara [now with HRH The Countess of Wessex]
  • Princess Alexandra’s Flower tiara([property of HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent)
  • Kent Festoon tiara (property HRH Princess Michael of Kent)
  • Cambridge Sapphire – Cluster tiara of Queen Mary (property HRH The Duchess of Kent)
  • Kent - Small Diamond Bandeau of Queen Mary (property of HRH The Duchess of Kent)
  • Iveagh tiara of Queen Mary (property of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester)
  • Gloucester Turquoise tiara of Queen Mary (property of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester)
  • Gloucester Emerald Bandeau of Queen Mary (property of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester)
  • Gloucester Honeysuckle tiara of Queen Mary (property of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester)
  • Gloucester Diamond Bandeau necklace (diamond necklace also been worn as Tiara) (property of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester)
  • Princess Marie-Louise Cartier Indian tiara (property of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester)
  • Duchess of Kent Aquamarine and Turquoise Tiaras (property of HRH The Duchess of Kent)

 Not seen in decades (or broken up):

  • Queen Alexandra’s ‘Rundell’ tiara (wedding gift)
  • Hannover, George III fringe tiara (probably broken up)
  • Nizam of Hyderabad tiara (said to be broken up)
  • Queen Mary’s wedding gift/tiara from Queen Victoria (said to be broken up to create the Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara)
  • County of Surrey tiara (wedding gift to Queen Mary)
  • Teck Circlet of Princess Mary Adeleide (Queen Mary’s mother, worn by the Queen Mother)
  • Queen Mary’s Diamond Lozenge tiara (worn by HRH Princess Margaret and HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent)
  • Queen Mary’s Diamond Filigree tiara
  • Queen Mary’s Diamond Leaf tiara
  • Queen Mary’s “other" Fringe tiara
  • Queen Mary’s 1902 Boucheron Diamond Loop tiara
  • Ladies of England tiara (Queen Mary)
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire tiara
  • Queen Victoria’s Regal Circlet (possibly re-made in to the wedding tiara of HRH The Countess of Wessex)
  • Sarah, Duchess of York wedding tiara (said to be with the Duchess after she divorced but not confirmed)
  • Queen Victoria’s Strawberry Leaf Ruby Tiara (last seen with Lady Irene Denison; whereabouts unknown)


  • HRH Princess Mary’s Diamond Diadem
  • HRH Princess Mary’s Fringe tiaras (2) (Queen Mary and Lord and Lady Inchcape)
  • HRH Princess Mary’s Honeysuckle tiara
  • HRH Princess Mary’s Butterfly Centre tiara
  • HRH Princess Mary’s Diamond scroll and cluster circlet
  • HRH Princess Mary’s Emerald tiara
  • HRH Princess Margaret’s Poltimore Tiara (sold in 2006)

Here’s the Strathmore Rose Tiara, which was a wedding gift to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. She wore it often in the bandeau style as a young woman, which is why I love it. It’s a beautiful, nature-inspired piece and I hope that some of the younger royals dust it off and bring it out soon! (People speculated that Kate might wear this one for her wedding, but she went with the Cartier Scroll Tiara instead. Still pretty.) The tiara was made around 1900 by Catchpole & Williams.