This week, the Queen Consort, 76, attended a dinner at Mansion House with her husband, King Charles. The queen wore a black gown by Bruce Oldfield with silver embroidery, and she accessorized with a tiara that previously belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Camilla Wears Stunning Tiara That Previously Belonged to Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Mary gave it to Queen Elizabeth
Queen Camilla was wearing Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara. The headpiece features silver and gold settings, along with an abundance of pavé-set diamonds. Although the original design had pearls, they were removed in 1914, according to the Royal Collection Trust.
The tiara was originally given to Queen Mary in 1893 by the “Girls of Great Britain and Ireland.” In 1947, Queen Mary gifted the headpiece to her granddaughter, Princess Elizabeth (soon to be Queen Elizabeth), on her wedding day.
Queen Camilla inherited the tiara after the queen’s passing in 2022. Although Kate Middleton reportedly received the “lion’s share” of Queen Elizabeth’s accessories, the Queen Consort got to pick first.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl explained the “pecking order” in an interview with Marie Claire. “There is a hierarchy in all of this,” she said. “The Queen Consort, really, gets first choice of the queen’s jewelry. And after that is Princess of Wales, of course, Kate. The Duchess of Sussex, I’m sure, will come in for some jewelry at some point, but she is much further down the pecking order.”
We knew the tiara looked familiar.
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