It’s that time of year again! For the next few days leading up to the New Year, we will have a series of ‘Year in Review’ articles, compiling and featuring the Royal highlights of 2017. Today’s feature is a roundup of the Royal Tiaras of 2017!
As always, click on the underlined/highlighted/bolded links to get to the full article on the Tiara/Event
We see Tiaras quite early in the year and on New Year’s Day, the Danish Royal Family hosted their annual New Year’s Reception at Christian VII’s Palace. As usual, Queen Margrethe wore the Pearl Poire Tiara and Parure, Crown Princess Mary wore Danish Ruby Parure, and Princess Marie wore her Dagmar Floral Tiara.
In Tokyo on New Year’s Day, the Japanese Imperial Family also host a New Year’s Reception, where Crown Princess Masako wore her Pearl Sunburst Parure, and Princess Kiko, Princess Mako, Princess Kako, and Princess Hitachi wore their Personal Tiaras.
Later in the month, the Danish Royal Family hosted President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Jean Reid of Iceland on their first State Visit, for which Queen Margrethe wore Naasut Tiara, Crown Princess Mary wore her Necklace Tiara, Pricness Marie wore her Dagmar Floral Tiara, and Princess Bendikte wore Queen Sofia’s Pearl and Star Tiara.
In February, the Swedish Royals hosted a State Banquet for the Governor General and Viceregal Consort of Canada. Queen Silvia wore the Nine-Prong Tiara, Princess Sofia wore the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara for the first time, and Princess Madeline wore the Aquamarine Kokoshnik.
At the Argentine State Banquet in the Netherlands, Queen Maxima wore the Rose-cut Diamond Bandeau with the necklace of the House Diamond Parure (seen for the first time in over 40 years), Princess Beatrix wore the Antique Pearl Tiara, and Princess Laurentian wore the Laurel Wreath Tiara.
The Belgian State Banquet in Denmark brought Queen Margrethe in the Pearl Poire Tiara and Parure, Queen Mathilde in the Nine Provinces Tiara, Crown Princess Mary in the Danish Ruby Parure, Princess Marie in her Dagmar Floral Tiara, and Princess Elisabeth in her Personal Tiara.
At the Spanish State Banquet in Tokyo, Queen Letizia wore the Spanish Floral Tiara, Crown Princess Masako wore her Pearl Sunburst Parure, and the Japanese Princesses wore their Personal Tiaras and Parures.
May brought the most glittering Tiara event of the year. At King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Banquet, Queen Sonja wore the Norwegian Emerald Parure, Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore the Vifte Tiara (as a Tiara for the first time), Princess Martha Louise wore King Olav Gift Tiara, and Princess Astrid wore Queen Alexandra’s Turquoises. Queen Margrethe wore the Floral Aigrette Tiara and Crown Princess Mary wore Necklace Tiara. Queen Anne Marie of Greece wore the Ruby Wreath Tiara and Parure, Crown Princess Marie Chantal wore her Fringe Tiara, and Princess Tatiana wore the Antique Corsage Tiara. Queen Silvia wore the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure, Crown Princess Victoria wore the Baden Fringe Tiara, and Princess Sofia wore the Six Button Tiara. Queen Mathilde wore the Wolfer’s Necklace Tiara. Queen Máxima wore the Dutch Sapphire Tiara, Princess Beatrix wore the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara, andPrincess Mabel wore the Pearl Button Tiara. The Countess of Wessex wore her Aquamarine Necklace Tiara, Grand Duchess Maria Theresa wore the Belgian Scroll Tiara and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie wore the Grand Duchess Adélaïde Tiara.
Later in the month, Queen Máxima wore the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara, Princess Beatrix wore the Pearl Button Tiara, and Princess Margriet wore the Dutch Emerald Parure at the annual Gala Dinner for the Diplomatic Crops.
A few days later, members of the Swedish Royal Family attended the wedding of their distant cousin Astrid Bernadotte in Florence. Queen Silvia wore the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara, while Crown Princess Victoria wore the Cut Steel Bandeau. The Bride also delivered a surprise, wearing the famous Russian Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara for the reception.
July 12th brought one of the biggest tiara occasions this year, the grand Spanish State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II wore the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure, Queen Letizia wore the Fleur-de-Lys Tiara, the Duchess of Cornwall wore the Greville Tiara, the Duchess of Cambridge wore Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara and the Greville Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace, the Princess Royal wore the Aquamarine Pineflower Tiara, the Countess of Wessex wore Aquamarine Necklace Tiara, the Duchess of Gloucester wore the Gloucester Honeysuckle Tiara, and Princess Michael of Kent wore the Kent Festoon Tiara.
Days later, Princess Nora of Oettingen-Spielberg wore the Oettingen-Spielberg Tiara to marry Lord Max Percy, son of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, at Schloss Hirschbrunn.
At the Wedding of Princess Marie Gabrielle of Nassau in September, the bride wore Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide Tiara.
At the Wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, the bride borrowed the Prussian Meander Tiara.
At the Sultan of Brunei’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Queen Saleha wore her Diamond Heart Tiara and a Yellow Diamond Tiara, the Countess of Wessex wore Aquamarine Necklace Tiara, and the Malaysian Sultanas wore their elaborate Tiaras and Parures.
At the Gala Dinner for members of Parliament in Oslo, Queen Sonja wore the Norwegian Emerald Parure, Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore the Amethyst Necklace Tiara, and Princess Astrid wore her Aigrette Tiara.
At the Luxembourg State Banquet in Tokyo, Princess Alexandra wore the Chaumet Choker Tiara, Crown Princess Masako wore her Pearl Sunburst Parure, and the Japanese Princesses wore their Personal Tiaras and Parures.
At the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace, the Queen wore the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara, the Duchess of Cornwall wore the Greville Tiara while the Duchess of Cambridge wore Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara.
Princess Alexandra wore the Ogilvy Tiara for a Banquet to celebrate the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London at Guildhall in London.
For the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Queen Silvia wore Queen Sofia’s 9-Prong Tiara, Crown Princess Victoria wore the Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara (worn for the first time), Princess Sofia wore a pearl version of her Wedding Tiara (seen for the first time), Princess Madeleine wore the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara and Parure, and Princess Christina wore the Cut Steel Bandeau.
At the King’s Dinner for Nobel Laureates the following evening, Queen Silvia wore the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara and Parure, Crown Princess Victoria wore the Laurel Wreath Tiara, Princess Sofia wore the Emerald version of her Wedding Tiara, and Princess Madeleine wore the Modern Fringe Tiara.
Let us know what was your favourite tiara event and appearance this year!