Greek Royal Tiaras

Happy Birthday to HM Queen Anne-Marie of Greece! Consort to King Constantine II of Greece, the elegant and graceful Queen Anne-Marie, who has lived in exile for more than 40 years, has remained in regular attendance at glittering royal events, due to the Greek monarchs ties with European royal families. Her sister is the Queen of Denmark, a sister-in-law is Queen Sofia of Spain, her cousin is the King of Sweden, and other relatives include the King of Norway and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Emerald Parure Tiara

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Made from cabochon emeralds set in a mirrored ‘E’ design, Queen Anne Marie has frequently worn the grandest tiara in the Greek royal collection. Made from Romanov emeralds belonging Queen Olga, her granddaughter-in-law, Queen Elisabeth (nee Princess of Romania), converted the loose stones onto a tiara in the 1920s. After her divorce, they remained with the Greek royals, being worn next by Queen Fredericka, who wore the piece usually as a necklace, often with Queen Sophie’s Tiara. Queen Anne-Marie first wore the tiara at her pre-wedding ball, and has worn at many important occasions since. The tiara, along with its parure, was last worn in 2015, during the 75th Birthday celebrations of Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Learn More.

Ruby Parure Tiara

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Made from rubies set into a laurel wreath design, the Greek ruby tiara, was made for Queen Olga from rubies given to her as a yearly anniversary present by her husband, King George. It passed to her son Prince Nicholas, whose wife, Princess Nichols nee Grand Duchess Elena of Russia, wore the piece for a portrait. Princess Nicholas lent the piece to her daughter; Princess Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, before bequeathing the parure to Queen Fredericka at her death in 1958. Queen Fredericka gave the parure to her daughter-in-law, Queen Anne Marie, as a wedding present in 1964. It is not her most worn piece, but has been worn to some special events, including the wedding of Princess Bendikte of Denmark and the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2010. Learn More.

Antique Corsage Tiara

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An 18th Birthday present to Queen Anne Marie from her mother, Queen Ingrid of Denmark, the tiara was made from a pearl and diamond corsage brooch belonging to Queen Ingrid, which she had inherited from her grandmother, Queen Victoria of Sweden. The Tiara was infrequently by the then Princess Anne Marie, as she became Queen of Greece three weeks later and acquired much grander Tiaras, but it made a few rare appearences in the 1960s and more recently in 1994 and 2009. In 1986, she loaned the Tiara for the first and only time to her daughter, Princess Alexia, who acquired her own Tiara soon after. The Antique Corsage Tiara was later worn by Crown Princess Marie Chantal at her Wedding in 1995, and worn to all of her Gala events until she got her own Tiara the following year. Queen Anne Marie’s youngest daughter, Princess Theodora, has worn the Antique Corsage Tiara for all but two of her Gala events for the last 20 years, and is one of the two primary wearers of the piece, along with Princess Tatiana, who first wore it at her Wedding in 2010 and then to all but one of her Gala events. In 2021, the Tiara was worn by Nina Flohr for her Wedding to Prince Philippos of Greece.

Khedive of Egypt Tiara

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The Khedive of Egypt tiara was given as a wedding present to Princess Margaret of Connaught when she married Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden in 1905. After her tragic early death in 1920, the piece was inherited by her only daughter, Princess Ingrid (later Queen of Denmark), who lent the piece frequently. It was worn by Queen Anne Marie to her 1964 wedding, and by all of Queen Ingrid’s female decedents to their weddings. It passed to Queen Anne Marie, after the death of her mother in 2000. Learn More.

Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara

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A wedding gift to Princess Sophie of Prussia, a sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II, when she married Crown Prince George of Greece in 1889, this grand diamond tiara was worn by her daughter, Queen Helen of Romania, and inherited by her third son, who became King Paul. Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara was most notably worn by Queen Frederica, who often paired it with the Emerald Parure Tiara as a necklace. It had disappeared for decades until reappearing on Crown Princess Marie Chantal in 2012. Learn More

Miller Fringe Tiara

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Purchased by her mother and intended for her daughter, Princess Maria-Olympia, Crown Princess Marie Chantal’s Fringe Tiara has been her main tiara for the past couple of years. Eventually, it will be worn by Princess Maria-Olympia, when we can expect to see the Crown Princess in more of the family pieces. UPDATE- The Tiara was worn by Princess Maria-Olympia at Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th Birthday Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Palace in May 2018. Learn More

Princess Alexia’s Tiara

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A gift to Princess Alexia from King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie in the 1990s, this diamond tiara has been worn by her to the majority of her glittering events. Princess Alexia has also loaned the tiara to her sister, Princess Theodora, in recent years. Learn More

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  4. Regarding the Ruby parure: “Queen Fredericka gave the parure to her daughter-in-law, Queen Anne Marie, as a wedding present in 1964.” I think the Queen of Greece is the DAUGHTER of Queen Fredericka of Denmark…NOT her in-law.

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  5. In the preceding comment, I made a BIG mistake! Queen Anne-Marie of Greece is the daughter of Queen Ingrid of Denmark. She was, Indeed, the daughter-in-law of Queen Fredericka of Greece. Sorry for my confusion.

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