On May 19, 2018, all eyes were on the royal wedding, and in the days following we loved learning the sweet sentiments and traditions behind everything from Meghan’s veil to that spectacular blue Jaguar convertible Prince Harry drove his new bride to the reception in.
We learned that Meghan’s dazzling tiara was lent to her from The Queen, one of the many royal tiaras in her collection. This one, she inherited in 1953 from Queen Mary. There are a plethora of “Royal Rules” that every member of the Royal Family must abide by (including “no playing Monopoly” and “no eating shellfish”), so it should come as no surprise that there are rules behind the wearing of headpieces.
“Anyone can wear a tiara, assuming it’s the right occasion. Crowns, however, connote state power,” states Royal expert Arianne Chernock, an associate professor of history at Boston University.”
The Queen has an entire vault of stunning tiaras which she occasionally loans out to her daughters-in-law. Here are a few of our favorites.
1.) Greville Emerald Kokoshnik
The tiara was lent to Princess Eugenie for her wedding day on October 12, 2018 by her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The tiara was made for Margaret Greville, a British philanthropist in 1919. Mrs. Greville left the tiara to the Queen’s mother when she died in 1942.
According to the royal family’s website, the tiara was made “in the fashionable ‘kokoshnik’ style that was popularized in the Russian Imperial Court.” Princess Eugenie is also wearing diamond and emerald drop earrings, which is a wedding gift from the groom.