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Old 06-29-2011, 10:18 AM
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The Halo is on display at Buckingham Palace , along with Catherines wedding dress.

Princess gertrude, it is so nice to hear that someonelse has heirloom peices too, especially these days when things that are not "up to the minuite" seen to be fround upon, but not hear fortunatly.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:31 AM
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Zonk, you've given me some hope- if it's normal for royal family members to wear tiaras to that event, then maybe we'll get lucky. It'll be even more exciting since it will have to be a different tiara.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:32 AM
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In due time she than might get to wear a second tiara, either the lovers's knot or maybe the sapphire bandeau.
I really hope to see Kate with the Sapphire Bandeau in the future! sapphires are my favourite coloured stones.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:51 AM
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I think Catherine will wear a tiara in Canada during the National Day formal dinner. I recall all previous royal ladies wearing one in the past.
I do think the world has moved on from when Diana and Sarah were members of the BRF. As I previously mentioned, Camilla did not wear a tiara in Canada, and I would be surprised if Catherine wore one.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:57 AM
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She may wear a really nice jewelled comb in her hair.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:59 AM
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The difference I believe is thats Camilla's visit to Canada was in November 2009, and the Canada National Day celebrations on July 1st. In the past, they have had a formal dinner. I seem to recall Sophie wearing a tiara at such an ocassion, and the Wessexes last visited Canada 2 to 3 years ago.

But I guess we shall see on the 1st.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:04 PM
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The difference I believe is thats Camilla's visit to Canada was in November 2009, and the Canada National Day celebrations on July 1st. In the past, they have had a formal dinner. I seem to recall Sophie wearing a tiara at such an ocassion, and the Wessexes last visited Canada 2 to 3 years ago.

But I guess we shall see on the 1st.
I hope you're right. I really want to see her in a tiara- those occasions will be few and far between, but pictures of her in tiaras will probably end up being the most reproduced and admired.

I did some research, and unfortunately, it looks like there's not really any precedent to use to guess what's going to happen. Only one other royal tour of Canada since 2000 has coincided with Canada National Day, and that's the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh last year. I can't find a clear source for whether she wore a tiara on that visit or not- it'd be helpful to know if it was the same type of event. But my guess is that because it was the Queen, it was a state dinner, and so it would have been more formal.

Anyway, all we can really do is keep our fingers crossed and wait and see :)


(Source: List of royal tours of Canada (21st century) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Edit: Looks like the Queen's visit can't be used to determine what the dress code will be for the dinner in Ottawa. She only did day time activities there on her tour, they did a state dinner in Toronto where she wore the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland a few days later: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...yal-visit.html
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:39 PM
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God forbid that I should think it "tacky " to wear heirloom jewellry. If I did my jewel box would be almost empty, Gt Gt Grandmothers ring ( almost 200 yrs old, still in good condition ), granny's pearls, a couple of nice diamond rings from the 1930's, not to mention my engagement ring . I did get a new wedding ring though, bit like Catherine really !
couldnt agree more! tacky!? the comment alone is......

and my fingers and jewelry box would be empty ,too!
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:40 PM
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The exhibit is at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian in NY



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Thanks so much - not sure that I really like it - is there a good picture of Pr Grace with the tiara around? I don't think that this is the right tiara for Charlene - typewise. Maybe we have some photoshopping artists?
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:43 PM
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Guys, it's Canada *Day*. Not Canada National Day, but Canada Day.

Sorry for that, but as a Canadian, seeing something like that just bugs me.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:06 PM
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Guys, it's Canada *Day*. Not Canada National Day, but Canada Day.

Sorry for that, but as a Canadian, seeing something like that just bugs me.
Thanks you for saying something!!. That bugs me too!!. It's the same thing as calling Independence Day the American National Day.
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If that is so, that's a signal that she won't wear a tiara in Canada . I hope to be proven wrong though.
Maybe she can wear some nice jewelry hair ornament - without wearing a formal tiara???
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:36 AM
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Do we have sany info about the dress code in the A&C wedding? I gather it won't be a hat wedding..
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:41 AM
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Let's dream and assume, that Albert will have ordered a new tiara for his bride to be - a glittering, classic, beautiful new tiara - this would be really a day for us tiaraholics.....
Ok - not exactly what we have expected - IF it is true.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:56 AM
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Now that is STUNNING! Whether Charlene's or not, that is one gorgeous piece of jewellery!!
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:24 PM
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Ocean Tiara

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An ocean wave tiara..? Hmm, I wonder if it would be anything like the only two wave tiaras I know of:

Boucheron Wave Tiara, 1910





Henderskelfe Tiara




It would be lovely if Charlene received a new tiara.

THere is a U Tube video from Van Cleef and Arpels showing the making of the new set. Its made of diamonds and different colored sapphires to indicate the ocean - the sapphires go from light to dark to go from the light blue of Monaco waters to the deep ocean water around South Africa. Its mostly diamonds, with some sapphires, I am not sure if it is 2 pieces ( necklace and tiara) or a necklace convertible to tiara.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:47 PM
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Did Charlene have just a plain gold wedding band? I tried to look but didn't get a clear shot.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:03 AM
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Thanks you for saying something!!. That bugs me too!!. It's the same thing as calling Independence Day the American National Day.
When I lived in America, people rarely called it Independence Day. Everyone mostly calls it July 4th or even just The 4th. I am with the rest of you in hoping for a tiara in Canada. I do have doubts, though. I question whether the Duke and Duchess are considered senior enough royals to warrant a "state" gala dinner in white tie, plus, with the world economy being what it is, a lot of countries are trying not to flash around their jewels (Monaco being an exception). What gives me hope is a story from Queen Noor of Jordan's book Leap of Faith. Noor was in Canada on what she thought was a working visit, and the Canadian government was a bit miffed that she had not brought her tiara along with her to wear for a dinner event...of course this was several decades ago...
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:00 PM
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Did Charlene have just a plain gold wedding band? I tried to look but didn't get a clear shot.
Yes, they both wear wedding rings which are made of 18 carat white gold platinum by Cartier.
(info from princely palace's official site)
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:02 PM
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Yes, they both wear wedding rings which are made of 18 carat white gold platinum by Cartier.
(info from princely palace's official site)
wow nothing says plain gold like cartier. lol
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