Swedish Royal Wedding: A Tiara For Sofia
The most speculated topic regarding Saturday’s upcoming Swedish royal wedding is whether or not Sofia Hellqvist will wear a tiara from the Bernadotte collection, and if so, which one it will be.
Let’s take a look at three of the tiaras used at the most recent weddings in the royal family:
The tiara most associated with royal weddings in Sweden is the Cameo Tiara, which was worn by Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria at their respective weddings in 1976 and 2010. Two of King Carl Gustaf’s sisters, Princesses Birgitta and Désirée, also wore the Cameo as a wedding tiara. The Cameo Tiara came to Sweden through Josephine of Leuchtenberg after being originally owned by her grandmother, Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I.
For her wedding two years ago, Princess Madeleine opted for the Modern Fringe Tiara that is believed to have been given to her mother, Queen Silvia, by the King as a tenth wedding anniversary gift. The tiara – described only as a private piece by the Royal Court – features vertical spikes shaped similar to a fleur-de-lys of decreasing heights as they head away from the centre of the tiara.
The Connaught Diamond Tiara has been used once as a wedding tiara, back in 1974, when the King’s sister, Princess Christina, chose it to complete her wedding outfit. The tiara – all diamonds featuring forget-me-not floral loops with dangling pear-drop diamonds – came to the Swedish royal family via Princess Margaret of Connaught, paternal grandmother of King Carl Gustaf, who received it as a wedding gift from her parents (hence its current name). Princess Madeleine wore it to her sister’s wedding in 2010. (According to our poll at TRF, the Connaught Tiara is the family tiara most favoured for Saturday’s nuptials).
Other possible options include either the Four or Six Button Tiaras, the Baden Fringe Tiara or the Amethyst Tiara (although with coloured stones, the Amethyst is unlikely as wedding tiaras typically are either diamonds or pearls).
Check out our poll on Sofia’s potential wedding tiara here and cast your vote if you haven’t already!Filed under Sweden
Tagged Cameo Tiara, Connaught Diamond Tiara, Modern Fringe Tiara, Princess Sofia of Sweden, Swedish Royal Wedding 2015, Tiaras.