18 Royal Tiaras That Make Me Want To Be A Princess

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Now for a favorite of the current Queen.

In 1888, the Prince and Princess of Wales (future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, natch) were celebrating their silver anniversary. Such a momentous occasion calls for a very special gift! A group of aristocratic women pooled their resources and formed a committee known as the Ladies of Society, and asked Alexandra for her input on selecting a stunning piece to gift the future queen. Alexandra, as it turns out, had impeccable taste, and selected a tiara shaped like a kokoshnik (a halo-type headdress worn by Russian women). The Ladies of Society commissioned Garrard to create the stunning piece, and it was presented to Alexandra. The tiara is now a favorite of Queen Elizabeth who’s worn it approximately 42 times since 1954.

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