Queen allowed granddaughter to wear cherished heirloom from her own wedding in 1947

Sparkling story of Princess Beatrice's diamond tiara: Queen allows granddaughter to wear a valuable heirloom from her own wedding in 1947 for the secret Windsor ceremony

  • The piece set with precious stones was made in 1919 from the necklace of Queen Victoria
  • Queen Elizabeth had used it as her "something borrowed" for her wedding
  • An accident occurred and had to be repaired when it snapped before the ceremony

The queen allowed her 31-year-old granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, to wear the same tiara she wore at her own wedding in 1947.

The Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, made in 1919 from a necklace that Queen Victoria gave to today's grandmother's grandmother, is a treasured heirloom.

It was awarded to the Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, as "something borrowed". But two hours before the ceremony, a barber who secured Elizabeth's veil with the tiara snapped some of it.

Breathtaking: The Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara that has been worn by royals for generations

Queen Elizabeth wears the tiara

Princess Beatrice wears the tiara

The Queen loaned her tiara to Princess Beatrice for the secret ceremony in Windsor

The tiara was brought to Garrard's London workshop, where it was quickly welded together and returned on time.

The tiara was also awarded to Princess Anne for her marriage to Mark Phillips in 1973, but has rarely been seen in public since then.

The stunning, tiered wedding dress with a tailored top that is trimmed with a jewel pattern and retro semi-sheer puff sleeves.

The ivory-colored dress consisted of jewel straps and a flattering bustier that ran into a ruffled floor-length skirt, and the queen wore her hair styled into a layered side parting.

Beatrice's floor-length veil was attached in particular to one of the Queen's most popular tiaras, which was made in 1919 by the fine jewelry company Garrard from a necklace that was presented to Mary as a wedding gift before being handed over to the Queen Mother in 1936 and later awarded to Princess Elizabeth and Princess Anne for their wedding days.

The dazzling tiara was designed to look like a fashionable Russian headdress with 47 diamond rods.

PRECIOUS HEIRLOOM: Queen Mary wore the tiara in 1926, which was later passed on

PRECIOUS HEIRLOOM: Queen Mary wore the tiara in 1926, which was later passed on

Borrowing the queen's tiara worn by Beatrice is considered a great honor as the monarch's jewels are usually borrowed from members of the royal family in accordance with the pecking order.

Kate Middleton wore it Cartier & # 39; Halo & # 39; Tiara, manufactured in 1936 and bought by King George VI. For his wife Queen Elizabeth three weeks before he followed his brother as king, for their wedding to Prince William in 2011.

Meanwhile, Meghan Markle wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau for her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, while Princess Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, the 1919 Russian Imperial "Kokoshnik" style Boucheron for the society's host, Margaret Greville, for her wedding in 1919, Jack Brooksbank created.

The tiara was also worn by the queen (pic 1947)

Princess Anne previously wore the tiara (Photo 1973)

The tiara was also worn by the Queen (left) in 1947 and Princess Anne (right) in 1973

The queen is believed to be particularly close to the granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, who previously revealed that she renovated the children's play house of The Little House, the miniature house on the site of Windsors Royal Lodge where the queen played as a child.

In January, a Daily Mail source said Beatrice was looking at the wedding dress in Caroline Castigliano, an Italian designer store in Knightsbridge.

The insider said, “Bea saw Caroline Castigliano in Knightsbridge. Although Caroline is not Italian and takes her name from her first husband, she is known as an Anglo-Italian designer because many of her clients are from Italy.

The dresses featured on their website cost between £ 15,000 and £ 40,000 and include classic designs as well as more opulent pieces.

31-year-old Beatrice and Edo were due to tie the knot on May 29 at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace in London. However, their ceremony was postponed due to Covid-19 and the palace did not announce a new date at the time.

Yesterday, the Queen shared her joy about Princess Beatrice's surprising secret wedding with Italian real estate developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and said it was a "very nice" occasion.


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