Who ever got killed from a little wedding nostalgia? Here we have three (dare we say “in-law princesses” wearing their wedding tiaras. Although we have yet to see Kate return to wear the Cartier Halo Scroll anew, Letizia has certainly adopted the Prussian Diamond like her own while in the case of Mette Marit of Norway, her tiara was in fact a gift. The Crown Princess seldom wears anything else!
A close look at the Diamond Daisy‘s scalloped diamond edges and the bandeau-style tiara’s name becomes superfluously obvious…but no less adorable! I love this tiara on Mette Marit, I think it brings out her personality. To continue to blog about her would just be cheating because the Mette Marit’s wedding tiara was one of our first tiara time features. (Click the blue link if you need a refresher…I did!)
One close look at the Prussian Diamond Tiara‘s Greek motif’s and you just know it came to Spain with Sofía. The strange thing is it’s name…the Prussian Diamond Tiara was named after it’s first owner, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. (Actually the strangest thing is that such a Greek design was made by German Jeweller Koch.)
The tiara was a gift for the Princess’ union to Prince Ernst August of Hanover in 1913. Victoria Louise sent the tiara with her daughter Princess Frederika, who married the future King Paul of Greece. Finally, the tiara didn’t feel so self-conscious…felt so free to be himself, from the Greek-keyed base, to the laurel-leaved crown!
Princess Sofía wore it on her wedding day and with her to Spain it went!
Since then she has loaned it on various occasions to her two daughters, las infantas Elena and Cristina.
Obviously, we know who went on to wear those after the Infantas did. Now don’t despair! Didn’t do this to tease you! I promise our fair Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge shall grace our presence tomorrow and we’ll yack all you want about the Halo Scroll Tiara in “Wedding Tiaras part II”.