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kipari

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Princess Beatrice at Jean-Christophe Napoleon Bonaparte & Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinnerberg's wedding.

I LOVE Olympia's Oscar de la Renta wedding gown & earrings! Wish I could see that ring better!

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Jean-Christophe Napoleon Bonaparte wedded Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinnerberg.jpg

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Goodness, the resemblance to old nappy is almost scary!!!
 

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The tiaras worn to the "tiara events" are not worn only by women who are married to peers. Many wealthy families (and some formerly wealthy families) own tiaras, some of them quite old, and take them out for these events if they are among the lucky people invited to royal parties.Sometimes a family has more than one tiara, which allows more than one woman in the family to wear a tiara known to be from that family and not "store bought". I believe that Lady Diana Spencer's family had at least two family tiaras.
 

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This is about The Spencer Tiara. As I wrote above, I believe the Spencer family has at least one more tiara.

"Not all great British tiaras are from the Queen’s jewelry vault. One of Princess Diana‘s most famous toppers – the Spencer Tiara – actually belongs to her family, who can trace their aristocratic lineage back to the Tudor period. Since Friday marks the 35th anniversary of Diana and Prince Charles’ spectacular royal wedding, let’s take a closer at one of the most famous non-royal sparklers in the world.


Like all good royal pieces, the Spencer Tiara is actually made up of other pieces of jewelry. The central part of the tiara was given as a wedding present to Lady Cynthia Hamilton (aka, Diana’s grandmother) when she married Albert, Viscount Althorp, the future 7th Earl Spencer, in 1919. The topper was given to Cynthia by Albert’s great aunt, Lady Sarah Isabella Spencer, who died later that year.


The ends of the tiara are said to have come from a sparkler once belonging to Frances Manby, the last known Viscountess of Montagu. (The line died when her husband, Mark Browne, the then-9th Viscount Montagu, died nine months after their wedding in 1797.) Somehow these pieces ended up in Sarah’s possession and those got passed down to Cynthia and Albert.


The current version – which is constructed with diamonds shaped into tulips and stars surrounded by attractive scrolls – was probably finalized sometime in the ’30s. It has become a popular wedding tiara for the Spencer family: Diana’s sisters – Lady Sarah and Jane, Baroness Fellowes – both wore the sparkler for their wedding days and Victoria Lockwood, who was the first wife of Diana’s brother Charles, the current Earl of Spencer, wore it when she married into the famed aristocratic family in 1989 (where little Prince Harry served as a pageboy). However, Diana’s mother, Frances, did not wear the tiara when she married into the Spencer family in 1954.




From left: Lady Sarah Spencer; Jane, Baroness Fellowes, and Victoria Lockwood


From left: Lady Sarah Spencer; Jane, Baroness Fellowes, and Victoria Lockwood



Of course, the Spencer Tiara’s most famous wedding moment was when Diana married Prince Charles in 1981. While her future mother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II loaned Diana the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara for the wedding, the princess-to-be decided to stick to her family roots and go with the Spencer topper for the big day.



And just because Diana married into the royal family didn’t mean she ignored her own family vault of jewels – she frequently wore the Spencer Tiara throughout her life as it was said that it was lighter and easier to wear than the other royal items.


Princess Diana in 1986

The Princess of Wales 1986


Hopefully the tiara will pop up in-person sometime soon – perhaps on the head of Lady Kitty Spencer, Diana’s eldest niece."

 

muesli

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i love those father daughter shots
thank you

You're welcome:D.

Here are some more from the banquet.

I got the pictures from the Court Jeweller and from a swedish magazine.
 

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DauphineMucha

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Recap of the tiaras...because we cannot get enough of them.

EMPRESS MASAKO, THE MEIJI TIARA
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QUEEN LETIZIA, FLEUR DE LYS TIARA
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CROWN PRINCESS VICTORIA, THE BOUCHERON LAUREL WREATH TIARA ... personal favorite
CROWN PRINCESS VICTORIA  THE BOUCHERON LAUREL WREATH TIARA.jpg

CROWN PRINCESS MARY, THE EDWARDIAN TIARA
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QUEEN MAXIMA, MELLERIO RUBY TIARA...so retro glam.
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QUEEN MATHILDE, THE NINE PROVINCES TIARA
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Crown Princess Elisabeth & family at Brussels' Royal Palace

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The occasion for these photos was that it was Crown Princess Elisabeth's 18th birthday. She is the eldest child (of four) of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. She is next in line for the throne and, therefore, will one day be Queen of Belgium.The Party was held in the Royal Palace in Brussels.

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Anyone else notice how similar Camilla's ring is to Angelina Jolie's (previous) ring from Brad Pitt.
I do not know if I ever saw Angelina Jolie's ring from Brad Pitt before, but I certainly give you credit for keen observation skills! I think Miss Jolie's ring looks more streamlined and modern than that of the Duchess, but the resemblance is definitely there!

Deb :wavey:
 
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