PRINCESS DIANA TIARA APPRECIATION
Princess Diana preferred two tiaras when attending royal functions.
The Cambridge Lovers Knot tiara was commissioned from Garrard in 1913/1914 by Queen Mary. She modeled it off of a tiara owned by her grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse. It wasn’t a unique design to begin with; several others exist that are quite similar. The piece passed from Princess Augusta to her daughter (also named Augusta), who became Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Swinging pearls hang from 19 diamond arches capped with lover’s knots. The piece was composed of existing jewels Queen Mary had in her collection: the dismantled Some Ladies of England Tiara plus the original pearl uprights from the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara and pearls off of a couple brooches belonging to Mary which were ultimately returned. Originally, the design included upright pearls on top of the arches, but Mary had them removed eventually.
After Mary died in 1953, the tiara passed to Queen Elizabeth II. She wore it with some regularity in the early 1950s, but it eventually went back to storage as she narrowed down her favorite tiaras to the ones we see with regularity today.
Next up, the best known part of our tale: Queen Elizabeth gave the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara to Diana, Princess of Wales as a wedding present in 1981. It was returned to the Queen after the divorce.
The Spencer Tiara is mounted in gold in the form of stylised flowers decorated in diamonds in silver settings. The tiara is entirely composite and not an heirloom as has been previously suggested.
The central element was a gift from Lady Sarah Spencer to Cynthia, Viscountess Althorpe as a wedding present in 1919.
It was later remounted. Four other elements were made to match it in 1937. Only the two elements at the end are old and are said to have come from a tiara owned by Francis, Viscountess Montagu and left to Lady Sarah Spencer in 1875.
It was worn by Lady Diana Spencer when she married the Prince of Wales in 1981 and was subsequently used by Victoria Lockwood when she married the 9th Earl in 1989 (The Earl Spencer)
But just this once I need to get some things out….
Those thousands of you out there who judge and criticize and hate on the Royal family for doing this wrong and doing that incorrectly…. Seeing as you are clearly perfect in everything you’ve ever done…. why not tell us your status and accomplishments in life? Hmm???
And those who like to gossip over if/when/how Catherine will/might/get pregnant…. have you even been through puberty yet? Do you even know what is involved in raising a child and the pressures related to it? Do you know how life changing it is? No? Then shut up.
Ok, sorry followers, rant over. :)
Her dress was too bright.
Her shoes were too pointy.
Her shoes were too high.
Her shoes were a boring colour.
How dare she wear that colour.
What was up with her scarf?
Obviously Camilla is the Queen’s BFF.
No-one told her to wear something muted.
Why was she invited?
Why wasn’t she there?
Why would she do that?
Her hair was a bit average.
He didn’t seem very happy.
That looks pretty awkward.
That looks expensive.
That is so yesterday.
Her outfit is very mumsy.
Why isn’t she wearing that instead of holding it?
What the hell is on her hat?
How could she do red?
She is clearly pregnant.
She is clearly not pregnant.
She’s clearly pissed him off.
The body language says it all.
Why did she walk in front?
Why did she walk behind?
Why was she on that boat?
Why were they not on this boat?
He’s not looking at her.
He’s ignoring her.
Seriously people, today was to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II. She looked smashing in her outfit, and her family looked fantastic. They were all enjoying themselves and the outpour of love that the public were showing in celebration.
And after 60 years reigning the SAME monarchy, in the SAME job, leading the SAME people/countries through triumphs and tragedy, do you think it fair that all you can say is one of the lines listed above?
That is all.
The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles took place in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, on 9 April 2005. The ceremony, conducted in the presence of the couples’ families, was followed by a Church of England service of blessing at St George’s Chapel. The groom’s parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, did not attend the civil wedding ceremony but were present at the service of blessing and held a reception for the couple in Windsor Castle afterwards.
NOT A SMILE IN THE HOUSE!!!! Wonder why…!?
1. Princess Diana
2. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
3. Sophie, Countess of Wessex
4. Sarah, Duchess of York
5. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
6. HM Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Queen Elizabeth unveiled an oval waterway in London’s Hyde Park to commemorate Diana in July 2004. “Of course there were difficult times, but memories mellow with the passing of the years,” the Queen said, adding that the fountain was a “highly original memorial, which captures something of the essence of a remarkable human being.”