Strathmore Rose Tiara

In the next few days, leading up to the Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we will be taking a look at some of the possible Tiaras that can be worn by the bride at the wedding. Today’s feature is on the Strathmore Rose Tiara, which was a wedding gift to the Queen Mother- 

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A wedding gift to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon from her father, the Earl of Strathmore, in 1923, the tiara features a garland of wild roses in diamonds mounted in silver and gold. The central diamonds in the flowers can be replaced with five sapphires.

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The then Duchess of York notably wore the Strathmore Rose Tiara for a series of portraits in the 1920s, which were widely reproduced around the time of her husband’s accession in 1936.

The Tiara was also worn with sapphires, on a visit to the Opera in the early 1930s. This was the last time it was publicly worn, over 80 years ago, and was exhibited in 2002. One of the most viable options for Meghan Markle, I feel it would suit her immensely.

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2 thoughts on “Strathmore Rose Tiara

  1. It would be great if this beautiful little tiara is still around and wearable. It hasn’t been worn in so long it’s doubtful. Still, I’m sure if it isn’t it can be fixed! I agree this would be a lovely choice as a wedding tiara and one that is associated with the loving relationship of the groom’s great grandparents.

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