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Monday, May 2, 2011

Prince William & Kate Middleton's Fabulous Royal Wedding - The Dress & The Tiara

I am sure all of fashionistas all over the world were drinking their coffee, staying up all night till the sun came up to watch the fabulous Royal Wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton. We will get to the who wears what fashion review later, but how can we be talking about the Royal Wedding without mentioning those over the top sparkling diamond tiaras right? So let’s start with a little intro of some of the famous Diamond Tiaras own by Queen Elizabeth.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

The 'Girls of Great Britain and Ireland' Tiara was given to the future Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893. The diamond tiara was purchased from Garrard, the London jeweller, by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1947, Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, the future Queen Elizabeth II, as a wedding present.

The tiara was described by Leslie Field as "a diamond festoon-and-scroll design surmounted by nine large oriental pearls on diamond spikes and set on a bandeau base of alternate round and lozenge collets between two plain bands of diamonds". Queen Elizabeth II usually wears the tiara without the base or pearls.


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