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Old 06-22-2013, 05:03 PM
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The tiara is too big for her and the veil is placed awkwardly. The dress is pretty though.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:05 PM
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I am willing to bet that this is on of those uncomfortable to wear tiaras. Heavy, round, not flexible. I give her credit!

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:21 PM
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Is it me or is her tiara different than her sister's when she got married? This looks like the bigger one..
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she needed bigger hair
She needed it straight on her head!
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:45 PM
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I am willing to bet that this is on of those uncomfortable to wear tiaras. Heavy, round, not flexible. I give her credit!

Yes, it looks like it weighs a ton!
I bet she had a splitting headache by the end of the ceremony.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:53 PM
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Just reviewed her sister's tiara from a couple of years ago. So the Duchess of Northumberland has TWO tiaras to choose from. I LIVE!! :-)
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Just reviewed her sister's tiara from a couple of years ago. So the Duchess of Northumberland has TWO tiaras to choose from. I LIVE!! :-)
And the had a third one in coronet stlye (like Queen Fabiola#s spanish tiara) whoc was considered the biggest, but it was stolen in the 1960's. At the coronation of Queen Elizabeth Ii. in 1953 the then Dowager Duchess wore the coronet tiara and her her daughter-in-law the then Duchess (mother of the present Duke) the one worn by Melissa.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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The wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Mr. Thomas van Straubenzee| Spletnik.ru
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:41 PM
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That is one humdinger of a tiara on Lady Melissa's head and I agree that it overwhelms her. It should have either been positioned farther back on her head, or nestled in a fuller hairstyle. While this is gorgeous, I liked her sister's wedding tiara better for the delicacy and proportion, although she wore it tilted.

But I will not quibble over the magnificence of the tiara, at all! That looks like something you'd see in a medieval painting or a royal effigy.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:53 PM
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I wonder if the positioning of Lady Melissa's tiara was to emulate an ancestral portrait of this same tiara. I always thought her sister had worn her tiara slightly askew until I saw this portrait of a previous duchess of Northumberland and then bought maybe it was intentional.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:25 PM
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I have to admit, The Dukes of Northumberland Tiara was quite big on Lady Melissa. It's like you need Catherine or Camilla's hair to help carry it off. It's a grand piece.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:18 PM
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Perhaps if she wore it like her grandmother did, it would not have looked so overwhelming:

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:27 PM
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It's a beautiful, grand tiara...simply gorgeous. But the first thing that came to mind when I saw it was that it was too large for her head.

I loved Lady Melissa's bridal gown.
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Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee, June 2013

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Perhaps if she wore it like her grandmother did, it would not have looked so overwhelming:

http://media.tumblr.com/813daafc1e49...FBf1qz4rgp.jpg
Frankly, I am happy any of the young ones drags the old gems out of the vault and plays dress up in public. Would you really rather have not seen this miracle of geophysical and gem cutter ability? Way to go Missy!
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Agree with the Baroness, if she had worn it as her stunning grandmother had, it would have looked a lot better. As it was, it seemed to be slipping down. Lovely bride, bridesmaids dresses and adorable children.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:09 PM
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I'd be making a beeline straight to my vault if I had a priceless, magnificent, drop-dead gorgeous tiara to adorn my head. If ever there was a time to dust that tiara off, it would be for such a special occasion as a wedding and it was a marvel to see. But I'd want to take every opportunity to make sure I was wearing the tiara, not the other way around. As Frelinghighness said, it appeared to be slipping down and if it were styled correctly, i.e. better positioning with proper tiara hair, it would have been displayed ideally and not look so big and heavy and slipping down to her ears. That deserved better styling. But you cannot take away from the grandeur of that statement piece; that's a major gun rivaling the Queen's best tiaras. They don't make them like they used to, that's for sure!
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Have I mentioned lately how much I despise the Daily Mail?? What a pointless, tacky rag.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:54 PM
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May see this grand tiara again at the next Coronation.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:07 PM
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I loved the tiara and yes agree it was too big for her. She needed a different hairstyle and for it to be in a different position. I like the dress although it's pretty plain on the bottom and I thought the veil was too thick. Biggest flower bouquet I have seen in awhile. LOL Thought the bridesmaids looked lovely so nice to see them in something other then white. As for all the ex girlfriend etc dramas I doubt there was really any! Harry looked very handsome as did William.
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