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The Duchess of Cornwall's jewels

This time last year, the Duchess of Cambridge cause quite a stir when she attended the annual formal  reception and banquet for the diplomatic corps at Buckingham palace wearing a tiara (only the second time she's worn one in public).  She wore the lovely Papyrus Tiara, (also known as the Lotus Tiara) which belonged to the late Queen Mother and was often worn by Princess Margaret and later by her daughter-in-law Vicountess Linley at her wedding (see post above).

This year the same event has caused another stir over a royal wearing a stunning tiara.  This time it is Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, and the tiara in quesiton is actually a non-royal jewel.  Her Royal Highness wore the striking Cubitt-Shand diamond tiara which she last publicly wore to her first wedding to Andrew Parker-Bowles in 1973, and which was more recently worn by her daughter Laura during her wedding to Harry Lopes in 2006.  The floral festoon diamond tiara was inherited by the Duchess from her maternal grandmother Sonia Rosemary Cubitt, Baroness Ashcombe.  The Duchess wore it along with her signature multiple strand pearl necklace and diamond earings.

Camilla most often wears the impossing honeycomb pattern Greville tiara made by Boucheron in the 1920s for Margaret Greville who left it to the Queen Mother in 1942.  She also has worn Queen Mary's Delhi Durbar tiara, and it is known that the Queen has given her use of , the Boucheron and Teck crescent tiaras as well as several other important royal jewels, and the Duchess also has use of the the magnificent Saudi diamond and ruby demi-parure, the saphire and diamond demi parure, and the emerald and diamond demi-parure (a demi-parure doesn't have a tiara) which were presented to her by the King and royal family of Saudi Arabia but which are considered crown property.  Prince Charles has also purchased back many jewels which her family had previously sold off, that belonged to her ancestor Alice Keppel, mistress of King Edward VII, including the Keppel tiara (which can also be worn as a necklace).

http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/1201412031522/duchess-camilla-dons-her-wedding-tiara-at-buckingham-palace

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/11269668/Camilla-the-Duchess-of-Cornwall-wears-stunning-tiara-at-Buckingham-Palace-ball.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2858178/Duchess-Cornwall-dazzles-onlookers-Buckingham-Palace-diamond-encrusted-tiara.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

http://www.inquisitr.com/1651880/camilla-parker-bowles-duchess-wears-stunning-tiara-at-buckingham-palace-is-it-from-the-royal-family/


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The Duchess of Cornwall on her way to the Diplomatic Reception and Banquet wearing the Cubitt-Shand Tiara.

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The diamond and ruby Kepple Tiara which can also be worn as a necklace.

Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 08, 2013 in London, England
The Duchess of Cornwall at the state opening of Parialment last year wearing the Greville Tiara on loan from the Queen who inherited it from her mother, who in turn received it in the will of Mrs. Greville who it was made for in the 1920s.  This is the tiara that Camilla wears most often.

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The Duchess wearing the Delhi Durbar tiara made by Garrards for Queen Mary.  This was the first royal tiara worn by Camilla after joining the royal family.


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The Teck Cresent Tiara which is believed to now be on loan from the Queen to the Duchess of Cornwall for her use.  The Duchess has not yet worn this to a public event.  The tiara was inherited by Princess Mary Adelaide Duchess of Teck from Princess Mary of Gloucester in 1857.  It has been altered several times, and once had two rows of large diamonds along the base.  Below is a photograph of the Duchess of Teck wearing the tiara with it's two rows of diamonds along the base which have been removed.. 
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The Duchess wearing the necklace from the emerald and diamond Saudi demi-parure.

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The Duchess of Cornwall wearing the necklace and earings from the Saudi Sapphire and diamond parure with the Greville tiara.

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The ostentatious necklace from the ruby and diamond demi-parure the Duchess received from the Saudis.  Camilla has only worn this necklace once in public to an event in Philadelphia.


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The Crown of Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, was made for      
Wilhelm II in his role as King of Prussia.       
It was made in 1888.     
The crown contains a large sapphire supporting a diamond-studded    
cross, plus 142 rose-cut diamonds, 18 diamonds, and 8 large pearls.       


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The Crown of Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, was made for      
Wilhelm II in his role as King of Prussia.       
It was made in 1888.     
The crown contains a large sapphire supporting a diamond-studded    
cross, plus 142 rose-cut diamonds, 18 diamonds, and 8 large pearls.       



i have often wondered why he had it made since there already existed a prussian crown. why not instead have used the money for making an imperial crown of protestant germany?
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The last German Emperor as he was titled couldn't very well have a crown made for "Protestant Germany" since a significant portion of the Empire was Roman Catholic (significantly Bavaria), and that would be rather exclusionary.
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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara was a gift from    
the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland to Princess Victoria Mary of   
Teck for her 1893 wedding to Prince George, Duke of York.    
The diamond tiara was purchased from Garrard, the London jeweller.  

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Ethio, you have the wrong century in your Bavarian post. Bavaria was already a republic in 1925, however much we may wish otherwise.
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I'm not sure if this strictly classes as Royal Jewels as such (it's really more of an accessory, looking at some of the examples here), but I have to say, I've always been rather taken by Queen Rania of Jordan's Arabic Scroll tiara, presented very tastefully here.



There's just something about the design that I find very beautiful. It's simple and lacks the abject majesty of some crowns, yet it's also elegant and sublime in its appearance. I think it looks absolutely smashing for it, although I often wonder what the Arabic script actually says.


The Arabic script is simply two words repeated three times on each side. It says  "Glory to God" as you see in Arabic (العظمة لله). Hope that satisfied your curiousity

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It's time for the annual end of year diplomatic reception at Buckingham palace, and the Duchess of Cambridge has caused yet another tiara frenzy.  As you all will know, the Duchess has not attended many "tiara" events, so every outing where she wears one is a media event.  Last time at the diplomatic reception, it is to be remembered that she made a splash by wearing a tiara in public only for the second time since her wedding day by wearing the late Queen Mother's Lotus Flower tiara to this same event.   Since then she wore the same tiara to the state dinner in honor of the President and First Lady of the Peoples Republic of China.  This year Her Royal Highness has attended the diplomatic reception wearing the magnificent Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, made for Queen Mary and given to the late Princess of Wales upon her wedding by the Queen.  This diamond and pearl tiara was one of the signature pieces that became associated with Diana Princess of Wales as she was often photographed wearing it.  The late princess often complained that it was very heavy and gave her headaches, but she knew how great it looked and so wore it often to state events.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3351607/Duchess-diamonds-pearls-Kate-chooses-Princess-Diana-s-favourite-Cambridge-Lover-s-Knot-tiara-glittering-white-tie-Diplomatic-Reception.html

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The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara.  First made for Queen Mary (born Princess May of Teck), it was a replica of a tiara that had belonged to her mother (a previous Duchess of Cambridge) and was made from Teck family jewels.

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Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary and Princess Diana wearing the Cambridge Lovers Knot Tiara.

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Thanks as always. However, Queen Mary's mother was a Duchess of Teck, not Cambridge. She was a daughter of Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge of the previous creation. In between there was a marquessate of Cambridge awarded to Queen Mary's eldest brother on the general renunciation of German titles, but that is now extinct, making the Cambridge designation available for the present Duke. Me, I would have shamelessly pandered to Scottish sentiment by making the title Duke of Ross, but there is no denying the long connection between the Cambridge title and British royalty, going back to the 17th century.
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The Bernadottes of Sweden have come out in their glittering finest for their big annual event, the Nobel Prize awards and dinner.  It was an overwhelming display of magnificent royal jewels.  See the story at the link below.  

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3354970/Swedish-royals-dust-dazzling-jewels-magnificent-Nobel-Prize-banquet.html

Queen Silvia  wore her imposing "Nine Prong Tiara" which contains 500 diamonds, a "riviere" style necklace of huge diamonds, a smallish but important ruby and diamond brooch, a beautiful set of chandelier earrings with large old cut diamonds, and the King Karl XVI Gustav family order which is surrounded by diamonds.

Crown Princess Victoria wore the famous family "Connaught Diamond Tiara" and a necklace, ea rings and brooch of diamonds and very large amethysts as well as the Karl XVI Gustav family order bordered by diamonds.

Princess Madeleine chose to wear the rarely seen "Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara" which is possibly one of my favorites among the collection of Swedish royal jewels, and a pair of diamond ea rings and her Karl XVI Gustav family order surrounded by diamonds.

Princess Sofia wore the new diamond and emerald tiara that she received as a gift upon her marriage to Prince Carl Philip along with the diamond and emerald ea rings that go with it.  She also wore a large and intricate diamond brooch as well as the Karl XVI Gustav family order.

Princess Christina wore the "Queen Josephine Six Button Tiara" along with a 5 strand pearl choker with a large diamond and sapphire clasp.

The Swedish royal men  in white tie and tails, looked resplendent in their glittering royal orders as well. 

In stunning contrast as you will see in the link above the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway was marked by how very bland the Norwegian royals looked in their plain coats and plain chairs.

From left to right: Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria examine their programmes

King Harald V (left) and his wife Queen Sonja (dressed in blue) were at the award ceremony 





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Pearls and Diamond Tiara: King Umberto II of Italy gave to his daughter, Maria Gabriella.      
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Past British Royal Jewels   

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The Finest Diamond Tiaras   

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The signet ring of Emperor Napoleon I of the French   
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Russian Imperial Jewels   

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