King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway are hosting banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on May 9th, for royal guests in Norway for their combined 80th Birthday celebrations. Click HERE to the celebrations for his 21st Birthday, HERE to the celebrations for his 40th Birthday, HERE for the King and Queen’s combined 60th Birthday celebrations, and HERE for his 70th Birthday celebrations. Click HERE to take a look at the guest list. Vote below on what Tiaras you think the royal ladies will wear to the banquet-
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Queen Sonja has a variety of options to choose from. For the 60th Birthday celebrations in 1997, she wore Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara, while for the 70th Birthday banquet in 2007, she wore the full Emerald Parure. My personal prediction is that she will wear the Emerald Parure again for this special event.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Crown Princess Mette-Marit has only two options, the Diamond Daisy Tiara and the Amethyst Necklace Tiara. In 2007, she wore her favourite Diamond Daisy, but I think she should wear another tiara for this important event. She has worn the smaller version of Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara previously, so I’m hoping for a repeat of that.
Princess Martha Louise
Princess Martha Louise has worn her 18th Birthday, King Olav’s Gift Tiara, for her parents 60th and 70th Birthdays, so I think we will se a repeat of that again.
Queen Margrethe usually wears smaller tiaras for her fellow monarch’s birthdays, she wore the Baden Palmette at King carl Gustaf’s 70th last year, so I predict she will wear the Floral Aigrette, Baden Fringe, or the Turquoise Daisy Bandeau.
Crown Princess Mary
For the 70th Birthday Banquet in 2007, Crown Princess Mary wore her wedding tiara. However, she now has another (lesser formal) option, her necklace tiara, which I predict she will wear at the 80th Birthday Banquet.
For the 60th Birthday, Queen Silvia wore the Cut Steel Tiara, while for the 70th, she wore the 9-Prong Tiara. Her recent favourite tiara has been the Connaught Diamond Tiara, which is my prediction for the 80th Birthday Banquet.
Crown Princess Victoria
Crown Princess Victoria wore the Baden Fringe Tiara for the 70th Birthday in 2007, and I think she will repeat her favourite again this time. Another option could be Princess Lillian’s Wreath Tiara, which has been worn frequently since last year.
This will be Princess Sofia’s first international royal event since her wedding in 2015. Her tiara options are her Wedding Tiara, Cut Steel Bandeau, and the Four-Button Tiara, though I hope to see her wear the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara again or a new piece from the family vaults.
Princess Mabel has only worn one tiara, her Wedding Tiara, since her marriage, including the 70th Birthday Banquet in 2007. We can count on seeing the piece again at the 80th Birthday banquet.
Queen Anne Marie
Crown Princess Marie Chantal
Crown Princess Marie Chantal had worn her Fringe Tiara for most events, with a notable exception of Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara in 2012, but since it reportedly belongs to her daughter, we can maybe expect to see another tiara on her. I hope for either another appearance of Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara or a new-to-her tiara from Queen Anne Marie.
Princess Tatiana wore the Antique Corsage Tiara for her wedding and a few events afterwards. However, in 2015, she wore a loaned tiara from Bulgari. Will we see the Antique Corsage again, or another tiara?
Countess of Wessex
The Countess of Wessex wore her wedding tiara at her initial royal events, but in recent years, she has worn either the Five Aquamarine Tiara or the Aquamarine Necklace Tiara, which are my two predictions for her.
Lady Elizabeth Shakerley
Lady Elizabeth Shakerley (nee Anson), a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, whose mother was married to Prince George of Denmark, will probably wear the Diamond tiara she wore at her wedding, the 70th birthday banquet, and that originally belonged to Princess Viggo of Denmark.
At the 2007 Banquet, then Crown Princess Mathilde wore her Laurel Wreath Tiara. However, now she has a bigger vault, I predict either the Wolfer’s Necklace Tiara, or the bandeau base of the Nine Provinces Tiara.
Grand Duchess Maria Theresa
At the 70th Birthday banquet, Grand Duchess Maria Theresa wore the Vine Leaves Tiara, which would be my guess for her, along with the Belgian Scroll Tiara.
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie
For Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, I predict either Grand Duchess Adélaïde Tiara or the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara.