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18 Royal Tiaras That Make Me Want To Be A Princess

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Some royal tiaras haven’t been seen in decades!

Oooooh, we love us a good tiara mystery! Queen Mary’s Sapphire Bandeau, also known as Marie Feodorovna’s Sapphire Bandeau, hasn’t been seen on a royal head in decades. And its origins are a bit of a mystery. Believed to have been owned by the Empress of Russia Marie Feodorovna, the piece somehow made its way to Queen Mary (possibly in an estate sale following the revolution?). The Queen reportedly bought the piece at a sale in Paris in 1921. The center stone was a detachable brooch, and was worn often by the Queen. Upon her death, it was left to Queen Elizabeth, but she’s never worn it in public. Princess Margaret wore it often in the 1950’s and 1960’s, but it hasn’t been seen since. It likely sits in a vault somewhere, waiting for the next royal head to adorn.

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