Today we start with the tiara's. Because what is a princess without a tiara!
Solid diamond bars in the shape of a peasant headdress. This was a gift to Princess Alexandra from the Ladies of Society on her Silver Wedding anniversary in 1888.
The Bow Knot Tiara. This tiara was made for Queen Mary by Garrard in 1914, using pearls she had been given as a wedding present.
The tiara originally had a top row of pearls. Do you see the pendant pearls on her necklaces? These were some that were on the top row.
It was first worn by Queen Victoria in 1839. In this painting she holds her son Prince Arthur circa 1851.
The "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" Tiara. In 1893 a committee was formed to raise money from the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" to purchase a wedding gift for Princess May of Teck. This tiara was purchased from Garrards.
The scroll tiara is one of a half dozen tiara's the Queen Mother wore as the Duchess of York just after her marriage in 1823 to her accession to the throne in 1936. She gave it to Queen Elizabeth but she has never worn it in public.
Princess Michael of Kent wears the diamond tiara she inherited from her mother-in-law, Princess Marina of Greece,who married George VI's brother, the Duke of Kent in 1934.
The Duchess of Gloucester in the diamond and turqouise suite, given to her by here mother-in-law, Pricess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. These were given by Queen Mary to the former Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott married her son Prince Hnery, Duke of Gloucester in 1935.
These are just a few of the Royal Tiara's.
Next time, a Royal Lady in Pink
pictures from the Queen's Jewels by Leslie Field