Happy Birthday to Countess Madeleine Kogevinas née Bernadotte, who turns 80 today! The only daughter of Prince Carl Bernadotte and Countess Elsa von Rosen, she is the first cousin of King Harald V of Norway, King Baudouin of Belgium, King Albert II of Belgium, and Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg, Countess Madeleine often wears the spectacular Von Rosen Tiara!
The Pearl and Diamond Floral Tiara was first seen on Countess Elsa von Rosen, which reportedly originates from the family of their first husband, Count Adolf von Rosen, who was a distant relative.
Countess Elsa seems to have kept the Tiara following her divorce in 1935 and remarriage in 1937 to Prince Carl Bernadotte. Countess Elsa most notably wore the Von Rosen Tiara for King Gustav V of Sweden’s 80th Birthday Banquet in 1938, just a few months before Countess Madeleine’s birth, as well as for Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf’s 60th Birthday.
During the 1970s, the Von Rosen Tiara was often worn by Countess Mariana Von Rosen, the wife of Countess Elsa’s son, Count Jan-Carl von Rosen.
While the Von Rosen Tiara was worn by Countess Madeleine in the 1970s, she usually wore her Diamond Bracelet Bandeau until then, and it wasn’t until Countess Elsa’s passing in 1991 that the Tiara began being regularly worn by Countess Madeleine, with the Tiara being worn for King Harald and Queen Sonja’s Silver Wedding Anniversary in 1993.
The Von Rosen Tiara was notably worn by Countess Madeleine for the Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in 2001 as well as for the Wedding of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway in 2002.
Countess Madeleine wore the Von Rosen Tiara for the Wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in 2010, King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Banquet in 2016 and also for King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Banquet in 2016.
Countess Madeleine has sometimes attended the Nobel Prize Ceremonies, usually wearing the Von Rosen Tiara, like she did for the Nobel Prize Ceremony last year and the King’s Dinner for Nobel Laureates. Let’s hope we see this Tiara worn again soon!