Meghan Markle's wedding day get-uphas been the talk of the town since she and Prince Harry announced their engagement last November. The tiara: The George IV State Diadem.The history: This special piece, made in 1820, has been worn by four queens so far: Queen Victoria, Alexandra, Mary and Elizabeth II. Queen Mary of Teck was rumoured to have had this tiara created to house a brooch she was given (the centre diamond). Her wedding dress is one of the loveliest wedding dresses ever! Made famous when it was worn by Catherine "Kate" Middleton on her wedding day to Prince William, this Cartier piece was originally created in 1936. Every item on this page was chosen by an ELLE editor.
Originally belonging to Princess Louise of Belgium in 1858, the Queen bought this tiara to add to her collection.
Rumoured to be part of a bigger set, this aquamarine tiara is somewhat of a mystery because it's not clear where it came from. Meghan Markle brought it out of the vaults after 65 years to wear it on her wedding day. It incorporates rose-cut diamonds in a kokoshnik-style arc with six emeralds. However, their marriage attracted plenty of press attention and not just because of who the bride called ‘aunt’. It features diamond spires set in gold. In 1993, Queen Margaret's son married Serena Armstrong-Jones, who saluted Margaret by wearing the Lotus Flower Tiara. It was made for Princess Alexandra of Kent. A privately-owned tiara, this piece was given to Princess Anne by a shipping company in 1973. Originating in the early 1800s, this tiara is made form sapphires and diamonds and was worn by Queen Mary of Teck regularly. The tiara: The Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara.The history: Created for Queen Mary of Teck, this massive tiara is made to have an interchangeable centre, where a brooch or jewel can be placed.The current wearer: Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. It is made up of 61 diamond bars.The current wearer: Queen Elizabeth II.
Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto are a famously happy couple. The tiara: Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara.The history: Another kokoshnik-style tiara, this fringe piece (named because of its spires) was made for Queen Mary of Teck. ELLE participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. See more ideas about Lady sarah armstrong jones, Sarah armstrong, Lady sarah chatto. The history: Although this isn't an official piece (it was made for Lady Sarah Chatto for her wedding), it is gorgeous. The tiara: The Burmese Ruby Tiara.The history: This tiara was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973 using rubies and diamonds taken from dismantled tiaras and necklaces. Sophie, Countess of Wessex's, wedding tiara.
It was made for Princess Alexandra of Kent.The current wearer: Princess Alexandra of Kent. This spire-based tiara was a gift to Queen Mary of Teck by the County of Surrey, but was later dismantled. Those flowers were echoed in her bridesmaids posies which featured many of the same blooms but in pink. Princess Margaret wore this tiara semi-regularly in her youth. Lady Sarah Chatto, niece of the Queen, celebrated twenty five years of marriage with husband, Daniel, on July 14th 2019. Meghan Markle brought it out of the vaults after 65 years to wear it on her wedding day.The current wearer: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. It's made of swirling diamond patterns and has a removable pearl band. It is made up of 61 diamond bars. The tiara: The Persian Turquoise Tiara.The history: Often referred to as the 'Triumph of Love Tiara,' this piece was made in 1900 by Garrard.
Their wedding marked a high point at a difficult time for the House of Windsor and they’ve helped it to weather the storms, albeit discreetly and mostly behind the scenes. Little is known about Claire Windsor's wedding day tiara. The tiara: The Lotus Flower Tiara.The history: Made from a necklace given to the future Queen Mother, this tiara has a distinct 'lotus' motif. The tiara: The Cambridge Sapphire Parure.The history: Originating in the early 1800s, this tiara is made form sapphires and diamonds and was worn by Queen Mary of Teck regularly.The current wearer: Unworn. We’ve just had another royal silver wedding anniversary although the couple involved is so discreet, it’s perhaps not a surprise that it’s passed pretty much under the radar. The diamond-encrusted headpiece has since been worn by Princess Marina's daughter-in-law Marie-Christine as well as Princess Alexandra of Kent. The sparkle in the bride’s hair has been called the Snowdon Floral Tiara although in reality it began life as three brooches which were brought together to create this unique diadem. Commissioned by Queen Mary of Teck, this tiara has gotten a bit of action over the years. The tiara: The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara.The history: Created for Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, this tiara is made up of 15 diamond circles interlinked.
Which is a shame, because the British royal family owns so many.