Kinsky Tiara

Happy Birthday to Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, who turns 65 today! The Afro-Panamanian Fashion Designer who became the first person of African descent to marry into a reigning European Royal Family, Princess Angela is not a very prominent Royal, but wore the spectacular Heirloom Kinsky Tiara on her Wedding Day! 

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Composed of diamond honeysuckles set in gold and silver, according to family tradition, this Tiara, which can also be worn as a necklace, was  presented by Prince Ferdinand Bonaventura Kinsky, the 7th Prince Kinsky of Wchinitz und Tettau to his bride, Princess Marie of Liechtenstein around the time of their marriage in 1870.

The Kinsky Honeysuckle Tiara was notably photographed on Princess Mathilde Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau at some point in the 1930s, and while they lost much their wealth and estates at the end of the Second World War, the Kinsky Family retained the Tiara until some point in the late 1980s or early 1990s, when it appeared at Auction at Sotheby’s in Geneva.

However, the Tiara remained in the family and was acquired by Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein, married to Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, the great-granddaughter of Prince Ferdinand Kinsky and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, the latest in a long line of marriages between the two families. Princess Marie was rarely photographed wearing Tiaras, but prominently wore the Kinsky Tiara for the Wedding Ball of her elder son, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, and Duchess Sophie in Bavaria at Schloss Nymphenburg in 1993. 

In 1999, the Kinsky Tiara was worn by Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein, the only daughter of Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie, for her Wedding to Baron Matthias Claus-Just Carl Philipp von Lattorff at St. Florin’s Cathedral in Vaduz.

Princess Marie loaned the Kinsky Tiara to Angela Gisela Brown for her Wedding to Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, the second son of Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie, at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer  in New York City in 2000, worn with a wedding gown of her own design.

In 2004, the Kinsky Tiara was worn by Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein for the Wedding Ball of her sister, Duchess Elisabeth in Bayern, and Daniel Terberger.

More recently, just weeks after Princess Marie’s death, the Kinsky Tiara was worn by Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein, the daughter of Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein and Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg, for her Wedding to Ralph Worthington at the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta in Orbetello in 2021. There is no doubt we will continue to see this spectacular Royal Heirloom for years to come! 

In 2023, the Tiara was worn for the spectacular Banquet to celebrate the Wedding of Crown Prince Al Hussein and Princess Rajwa at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman.

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