Why Princess Eugenie Might Wear the Queen Mother’s Tiara on Her Royal Wedding Day
Royal wedding season is not over yet. On October 12, 2018, the queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie will marry her longtime beau, Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. And, like most royal weddings, details of the couple’s big day has been under tight wraps. However, that hasn’t stopped royal experts from speculating. One of the most significant topics of conversation: What tiara will Princess Eugenie wear?
From the flowers in the bride’s bouquet to the type of gold used in wedding bands, the royal family has a laundry list of old wedding traditions. But, one of the most significant (and exciting) traditions involves a trip to the queen’s crown jewel vault.
On her royal wedding day, Princess Eugenie will don the ultimate something borrowed: a family tiara loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II. Like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie will have her pick of her grandmother’s tiara collection, which includes pieces from some of the most famous royals in history — no big deal!
Under royal family rules, married women (and brides) are the only ones permitted to wear a tiara. So, despite her princess status, the queen’s granddaughter has never actually worn a tiara before. What tiara will Princess Eugenie wear for the first time? Many believe it could be one that belonged to the Queen Mother.
According to Express, some believe Princess Eugenie resembles the Queen Mother and, as a result, might pay tribute to her great-grandmother on her royal wedding day. While that seems like a silly reason to wear a specific tiara, the Queen Mother’s collection boasts a lot of family history.
Ahead, we take a look at some of the Queen Mother’s most memorable tiaras, plus the one tiara Princess Eugenie might wear on her wedding day.
The Queen Mary Fringe Tiara
This stunning crown jewel originated from a necklace gifted to Queen Mary by Queen Victoria in 1919. Queen Mary had it turned into a tiara and gave it to the Queen Mother in 1936. The Queen Mary Fringe Tiara holds a special place in Queen Elizabeth II’s — and, likely Princess Eugenie’s — heart, as it is the tiara the queen wore on her wedding day.
The Lotus Flower Tiara
Another tiara Princess Eugenie could wear on her wedding day? The Lotus Flower Tiara. The crown jewel originated as a necklace, given to the Queen Mother as a wedding gift. However, thought it was better off as a headpiece and had it turned into a tiara following her nuptials. Since then, the stunning piece has embellished the heads of Kate Middleton, Princess Margaret, and other prominent royal women.
The Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara
The stunning Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara was gifted to the Queen Mother by her husband, George VI right after he became king. Although it once belonged to her great-grandmother, Princess Eugenie will most-likely steer clear of this crown jewel, as it is also the tiara Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day.
The York Tiara
In addition to the Queen Mother’s tiaras, many speculate that Princess Eugenie will wear the York Tiara on her wedding day. The family heirloom was a wedding gift to her mother, Sarah Ferguson and the Duchess of York wore it on her wedding day. With so many tiaras to choose from, it is likely that Princess Eugenie will wear one that represents her immediate family.
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