the seventies princesses and tiara semantics
Before Stephanie resurrected it, the bandeau was frequently seen in the 70s, encircling the noggins of Grand Duke Jean’s daughters: Princesses Margaretha and Marie-Astrid. Maybe Josie-Charl felt that the bandeau was more of a “starter tiara” than something befitting a Grand Duchess. If you have access to the Luxembourg Empire Tiara, then why waste your time draping a bracelet over your hair? [This is my imaginary thought-pattern of Josephine-Charlotte.] Between Princess Margaretha and Princess Marie-Astrid Grand Duke Henri’s sisters, legend tells that it was the particular favorite of Princess Marie-Astrid. The now-Archduchess was just adorable in it, let’s not lie to ourselves. Oh, and Astrid, this whole satin-sash thing with the dress: it works.That She looks like one of the von Trapp children…a pixie that romping in the deep forest.
Now the most important thing to remember is the nomenclature when dealing with the limitless collection of Luxembourg. Keeping in mind to always use “and pearl” in regard to this particular bandeau, let’s take a look at the other Nassau-Weilburg amethyst bandeau, shall we?