By Tahlia Butler
The Royals in the world are well known for their beautiful and extravagant accessories and it is time to acquaint yourself with their army of Royal Tiaras. You wouldn't believe how many they have and you just can't simply put a price tag on these jewels.
Here are 20 of the Royal Tiaras:
- Margaret Greville Emerald Tiara
- Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara
- The Girls Of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
- George IV State Diadem
- Burmese Ruby Tiara
- Halo Scroll Tiara
- Oriental Circlet
- Brazilian Parure Tiara
- Queen Mary Fringe Tiara
- Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara
- Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara
- Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara
- Lotus Flower Tiara
- Greville Tiara
- Delhi Durbar Tiara
- Meander Tiara
- Spencer Family Tiara
- Poltimore Tiara
- George VI Sapphire Tiara
- Imperial State Crown
1. Margaret Greville Emerald Tiara
This gorgeous tiara was exquisitely crafted by Boucheron in 1921. The center Emerald is reported to be 93.7 carats! Wouldn't you just love to wear this piece, I know I would. The Emerald Tiara was included in a collection left to The Queen Mother by Margaret Greville – A close friend of Queen Mary and an important member in society. Queen Elizabeth II inherited this gorgeous piece in 2002 and Princess Eugenie got to wear it on her Wedding Day in October 2018.
2. Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara
This piece was seen adorning The Duchess Of Sussex, Meghan Markle's head on her wedding day. This tiara was made in 1932 and the center brooch reportedly dates back to 1893. Queen Mary has this beautiful tiara crafted specifically to accommodate the brooch and was placed in the Queens Vault in 1953.
3. The Girls Of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
An extremely recognizable tiara due to it's a frequent appearance on banknotes and stamps, that's right it is THAT tiara. In 1983 Queen Mary (a princess then) received this tiara as a wedding gift. The name of this tiara comes from the giver who was The Girls Of Great Britain and Ireland Committee. Queen Elizabeth II received the tiara from Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1947.
4.George IV State Diadem
The George IV State Diadem is usually worn while traveling to and from The State Opening Of Parliament. A crown made for King George IV for his Coronation in 1821. It has also been worn by Queen Victoria, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth II for her Coronation. Just so you know, this piece has 1,333 diamonds, can you believe it?!
5.Burmese Ruby Tiara
You would think the royal family had enough tiara, but apparently not! The Queen received almost 100 sparkling Burmese Rubies for her wedding day. These Rubies were crafted into a spectacular tiara in 1973, accompanied by diamonds that were reused from a different dismantled tiara.
6. Halo Scroll Tiara
The Queen Mother presented this tiara to Queen Elizabeth II on her 18th birthday. Crafted by Cartier in 1936 and gifted to The Queen Mother by her husband, King George VI before their wedding. Said to feature 739 brilliants and 149 Baton Diamonds. This tiara has since been worn by Princess Margret and Kate Middleton, The Duchess Of Cambridge.
7. Oriental Circlet
Designed for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert as a representation of his love and adoration for his one true love. Crafted by Garrad in 1853 originally with Opals and later changed to Rubies by Queen Alexandra. It adorned The Queen Mother's head frequently and was passed down to Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.
8. Brazilian Parure Tiara
Brazil gifted Queen Elizabeth II a beautiful set of an aquamarine necklace and earrings for her Coronation in 1953. The Queen commissioned a matching tiara and was later given a large matching brooch and bracelet from Brazil for the set. Imagine the weight this set has when wearing it all!
9. Queen Mary Fringe Tiara
Made specifically for Queen Mary in 1919 is is probably most well known for being worn by Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day, as well as Princess Anne on her wedding day. 47 Diamond bars and gems were re-purposed from a necklace that Queen Victoria gave to Queen Mary.
10. Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara
This gorgeous piece was purchased by Queen Mary from the Russian Grand Duchess Vladimir. It has been passed down and now belongs to Queen Elizabeth II. The design of this tiara featured infinity loops of diamond that encircle hanging teardrop Pearls – it is simply beautiful.
11. Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara
Queen Elizabeth II currently owns this tiara and was passed down to her through the family line. It was originally a gift from The Ladies Society to King Edwards VII and Queen Victoria on their wedding anniversary.
12. Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara
The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara was crafted for Queen Mary in the early 1900s. It is commonly associated with Princess Diana and has been passed down to Queen Elizabeth II. This stunning tiara features large teardrop Pearls that dangle elegantly from lover's knot of diamonds. Kate Middleton, The Duchess Of Cambridge has been seen with this item adorning her head.
13. Lotus Flower Tiara
Originally belonging to The Queen Mother, Kate Middleton has been seen wearing this piece. It was made from a necklace King George VI gifted to the Queen Mother. Frequently worn by Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Princess Margaret – it is simply an eloquent tiara,
14. Greville Tiara
Once belonging to Dame Margaret Helen Greville gifted it to The Queen Mother. Featuring a unique diamond honeycomb pattern it was a favorite with The Queen Mother and is worn frequently by The Duchess Of Cornwall following her marriage to Prince Charles.
15. Delhi Durbar Tiara
Fashioned for Queen Mary in 1911 is has been passed down to Queen Elizabeth II. It is among the biggest crowns the family own. Can you believe it is basically the size of a head?! Imagine the weight of it.
16. Meander Tiara
This tiara was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II as a gift from her mother in law, Princess Alice Of Battenburg. It has since been passed down to Princess Anne and daughter Zara Phillips wore it on her wedding day. A beautiful tiara that features a large Greek key design and a laurel wreath surrounding a large cut diamond – simply exquisite.
17. Spencer Family Tiara
This piece is the most frequently worn tiara by Princess Diana. It is a tiara that wasn't from the royal vault as it was made by jewels passed down in the Spencer Family (Princess Diana's Family) for many decades dating as far back as the Tudor Period. Princess Diana wore it on her wedding day to Prince Charles, and both her sisters, as well as her sister in law wore it on their wedding days. It still resides in the Spencer Family as a family heirloom.
18. Poltimore Tiara
This tiara unfortunately no longer resides in the royal family as it was purchased at an auction in 2006 for £926,400. Made in the 1870s and acquired by The Queen Mother especially for her daughter Princess Margaret to wear on her wedding day.
19. George VI Sapphire Tiara
Absolutely stunning, this piece was commissioned in the 1960s to match the sapphire jewels Queen Elizabeth's Father gave her as a wedding gift in 1947. The precious jewels were originally purchased by former King George VI.
20. St. Edwards Crown
This is considered to be the most significant piece in the crown jewels. Crafted in 166, the gold crown adorned many precious stones such as sapphires, amethyst, tourmaline, citrine, topaz etc. Intended only for the use of a royal once in the reign (the actual moment of crowning). It weighs in at a hefty 4.9 pounds (2.23kilograms)!
So there you have it 20 beautiful headpieces that have adorned many Royals over the years and will continue to for many years to come.