Princess Alexia’s Diamond Tiara

Happy 52nd Birthday to Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark! The eldest daughter of the King and Queen of Greece and the niece of Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Alexia has attended a plethora of glittering events, so to mark her birthday, we are featuring her personal Diamond Tiara!

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Likely a gift to Princess Alexia from her parents, the Tiara is composed of a dense, diamond-packed design, with various antique motifs. It was first worn in the 1990s, and though Princess Alexia has also worn the Antique Corsage Tiara and the Khedive of Egypt Tiara, it has been her main tiara for a few decades.

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The earliest appearance of the Tiara came at Queen Margrethe’s 50th Birthday’s Banquet in 1990, after which it was worn at King Harald and Queen Sonja’s Silver Wedding Anniversary in 1993, Wedding of her cousin,  Prince Joachim of Denmark, and Alexandra Manley, in 1995, and it was also worn for the Wedding of her cousin, Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth in 1998

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In April 2000, Princess Alexia wore the Tiara for the Gala Performance and the Banquet during the 60th Birthday Celebrations of her aunt, Queen Margrethe of Denmark. Princess Alexia also wore her tiara at the Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in 2001 and at the Wedding of her cousin, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, in 2004.

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The Tiara was also worn to Prince Joachim’s second wedding in 2008, and in April 2010, Princess Alexia wore the diamond tiara on two occasions during Queen Margrethe’s 70th Birthday Celebrations, for the Gala Performance and Dinner.

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The last time Princess Alexia was pictured wearing her Diamond Tiara was at the Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden in 2010, which was the last gala event she has attended to date.

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However, in 2013, Princess Alexia loaned her diamond tiara to her younger sister, Princess Theodora for the Wedding of Princess Madeline of Sweden, which was the last time the Tiara was seen in public!

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6 thoughts on “Princess Alexia’s Diamond Tiara

  1. This is quite a lovely tiara. As starter tiaras go, it is quite substantial, especially compared to the little bitty ones the princesses of Sweden got. On the other hand, her sister Princess Theodora doesn’t seem to have one of her own at all, at least that I know of. I wonder why is that so? Luckily, Princess Alexia is a sweet sister who doesn’t mind sharing, which is super nice to see!

    1. The Greek Royals have been in exile for almost 50 years, and funds must have been tight! I’m have a feeling her grandmother Queen Ingrid may have contributed funds towards this Tiara, and back in those days there were many more tiara events than there are now, which Princess Alexia was attending!
      Princess Theodora leads a different lifestyle in LA, and thus doesn’t need a tiara as often as her sister. It will be interesting to see how the jewels are divided among the younger siblings when the time comes (hopefully it may be many years before then) !

  2. My word, that is a strange ensemble that Alexia wore to Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding! The gown is odd enough, but the handbag looks extremely strange. However, whenever I see a photo of Queen Margrethe at Joachim’s first wedding, I think she looks magnificent – as if she had stepped out of a paintings by Holbein. Fabulously theatrical – but she can pull it off with aplomb.

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