Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wedding Tiaras for a Girl of Great Britain

As speculation over every aspect of the April wedding of Wills and Kate mounts, we turn our attention to the all important Wedding Tiara.
First, some background:

"In modern times, however, a tiara is generally a semi-circular or circular band, often metal, and decorated with jewels, which is worn as a form of adornment. It is worn by women around their head or on the forehead as a circlet on very formal or high social occasions. Tiaras are frequently used to "crown" the winners of beauty pageants. In western countries, a bride often wears a tiara as part of her bridal gown.
Queen Elizabeth II is said to have the largest and most valuable collection of tiaras in the world, many of which are heirlooms of the British Royal Family. She is often seen wearing them on state occasions. Her personal collection of tiaras is considered to be priceless. She received many of them through inheritance, especially from Queen Alexandra, and gifts from foreign countries."
With this in mind, we turn our attention to a few of the options
Should the groom's other family be willing, would Kate want to wear the lovely Spencer Tiara as did Diana on her wedding day? 

What about the Cambrdige Lover's Knot Tiara, another favorite of the groom's departed mother, returned to HMQEII after the divorce?

Of course, every bride needs to wear something new on her wedding day.
Maybe not. HM is no longer pleased with Garrard since they hired Jade Jagger, now preferring Harry Collins.

Perhaps she'll choose the very pretty Strathmore Rose Tiara?

Or the Vladimir Tiara with either emeralds...
The Vladimir Tiara, Russia, <i>c</i>.1890
or pearls.
The 'Vladimir Tiara' set with its original pearls

We believe the best and most revealing option would be the magnificent Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara - also our favorite.


  1. No contest. No doubt. And very symbolic if she is allowed to...Girls of Great Britain and Ireland. It will be a sign of the Queen's tacit approval of the reform of the Settlement Act.

  2. Those are amazing. While the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland is stunning. I kinda like that little Strathmore rose thingamabobber. How do you know all of this? I love reading your blog, Dame Kiki.