2016 was quite a low key tiara year in Britain, compared to 2015, when their were six tiara appearances for the Queen, five tiara appearances for the Duchess of Cornwall, and two tiara appearances for the Duchess of Cambridge. This year the Queen and Duchess of Cornwall repeated their tiaras, which combined with the Spanish State visit in March being canceled and the Queen not making an outgoing summer State Visit, left many Royal Watchers disappointed by the lack of glitter. As always, click on the underlined words to get to the comprehensive post on the Tiara or event.
The first British Royal Tiara event was in May, at the State Opening Of Parliament. The Queen wore the Imperial State Crown while the Duchess of Cornwall wore the Greville Tiara. At the Wedding of Crown Prince Leka of Albania in October, Princess Michael of Kent wore the Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara.
At the Colombian State Banquet in November, the Queen wore the Modern Sapphire Tiara, the Duchess of Cornwall wore the Greville Tiara, Princess Alexandra of Kent wore the Ogilvy tiara, and the Duchess of Gloucester wore the Iveagh tiara. The Duchess of Gloucester wore the Gloucester Honeysuckle tiara at the Guildhall Banquet.
In December, at the Diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace, the Queen repeated the Modern Sapphire Tiara, the Duchess of Cornwall wore the Greville Tiara for the third time this year, and the Duchess of Cambridge wore Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara.