Happy 70th Birthday to the Duchess of Cornwall! Click HERE to learn about her. In the 12 years since her marriage, the Duchess has attended a plethora of glittering royal events. In honour of her birthday, we are featuring her tiaras-
Made by Boucheron in 1921 for the Hon. Mrs. Ronald Greville, a society hostess and great friend of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth ( later the Queen Mother), she left all of her jewels to Queen Elizabeth in 1942. After being altered in 1953, the Greville Tiara became her most worn piece, worn well into her old age. Nowadays, it is the Duchess of Cornwall’s most worn Tiara, seen at almost all occasions. The largeness of the tiara fits perfectly in her trademark ‘do and makes an impressive sight at banquets. Click HERE to learn more.
This diamond floral tiara comes from the Duchess’ mother Rosalind Shand and probably maternal grandmother, Sonia Keppel Cubitt. The Duchess first wore the Cubbit-Shand Tiara at her wedding to Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973. It was also worn by her daughter, Laura, for her wedding in 2006. The tiara is her choice for lesser formal events, and was also worn for her first solo tiara event.
Delhi Durbar Tiara
Made by Garrards on the order of Queen Mary for the celebrated 1911 Delhi Durbar, the original version featured the famous Cambridge Emeralds on top. Queen Mary gave the diamond version of the tiara to the Queen Mother for the 1947 South African tour, who kept it with her until her death, when it was passed to the current Queen. The Duchess of Cornwall wore the tiara only one, during the 2005 State Visit from Norway. Click HERE to learn more.