Happy Birthday to Carina Axelsson, who turns 50 today! The longtime partner of Gustav, 7th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, despite the fact that the couple cannot marry, Carina is treated like a member of the Royal Family, which includes her own tiara.
After borrowing tiaras from Princess Benedikte’s collection for some glittering events, at Queen Margrethe’s 70th Birthday in 2010, Carina Axelsson wore this modern Diamond Spike Tiara for the celebrations. The piece has no recorded provenance, and it’s modern design indicates that it might have been an acquisition for Carina.
A few months later, Carina wore the Diamond Spike Tiara again, at the lavish Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2010. While Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece are the aunts of Prince Gustav, the Swedish King Carl Gustav is a first cousin of his mother, Princess Benedikte.
Carina Axelsson has continued to wear the Diamond Spike Tiara at glittering occasions, including Gala events during Queen Margrethe’s Ruby Jubilee celebrations in 2012. There is no doubt that we will see it on her for years to come.