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Old 03-08-2016, 04:01 PM
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Size does not always matter... The diamonds in the Wolfers Diadem are far better of carat, cut, color and clarity than -for an example- the diamonds in her laurel wreath diadem.

Oh yes definitely, I was just talking about the size of the tiara to be able to identify it.
When it comes to value one of the most simple tiaras worn by a queen today, the Dutch bandeau tiara, is also one of the most valuable and the diamonds are of an almost unmatchable quality.


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Old 03-08-2016, 04:03 PM
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I like it that the Belgians keep it white tie. The Dutch did it too for the visits from Sweden and China. Finally some countries keeping up decorum. Tomorrow at the Élysée we will not see this style.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:03 PM
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You are right the Wolfers diamonds are huge , but is the Queen wearing this tiara to-night ????
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:09 PM
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Think it is too shoprt for the bandeau of the nine provinces tiara.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdDbz35WoAER9yj.jpg
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:10 PM
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I like it that the Belgians keep it white tie. The Dutch did it too for the visits from Sweden and China. Finally some countries keeping up decorum. Tomorrow at the Élysée we will not see this style.

Agreed. I've never understood this thing about having a State dinner and then try to tone it down. If they want to keep it simple then have a working lunch and go home the same day.
In the words of Queen Victoria of Sweden "If it's a queen they want I'm sure going to look and act the part!"


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Old 03-08-2016, 04:13 PM
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Think it is too shoprt for the bandeau of the nine provinces tiara.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdDbz35WoAER9yj.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdDWJb3WAAAy4BE.jpg:large

In this picture, I looks like the Laurel Wreath Tiara.

Does the court know what an HD picture is?!!!!
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:14 PM
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Think it is too shoprt for the bandeau of the nine provinces tiara.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdDbz35WoAER9yj.jpg
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But, at the same time, too long for the Wolfers ! The picture you posted is a little bit clearer.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:15 PM
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Stefan , you are right , it is not the bandeau tiara but the Wolfers.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:16 PM
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The base of the Spanish tiara ???????

It looks a bit to dense for the base of the Spanish don't you think? Besides isn't that a circlet?


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Old 03-08-2016, 04:17 PM
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Duc, Did you see our new President of la Chambre des representants? and he is NVA.
Bravo, comparing to André Flahaut.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:24 PM
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And it is
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdDjIEwXIAE5SsC.jpg
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The laurel wreath tiara
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:27 PM
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So it is! You just beat me to it :)


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Queen Mathilde can usually do so much better...!
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:29 PM
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Now I am going to sleep ; Good night and Thanks Stefan !
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:34 PM
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The hairdo doesn't look quite right for the Laurel Wreath.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:19 PM
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Princess Astrid did not wear her usual Savoy-Aosta tiara but instead chose her mother's Art Deco bandeau tiara
https://twitter.com/theroyalsworld/s...28374994247680


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Princess Astrid did not wear her usual Savoy-Aosta tiara but instead chose her mother's Art Deco bandeau tiara
https://twitter.com/theroyalsworld/s...28374994247680


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There's a surprise for the tiara watchers here on the forum,well spotted
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There's a surprise for the tiara watchers here on the forum,well spotted

It suits Astrid very well. Overall she looks very well put together tonight.


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Old 03-08-2016, 05:44 PM
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Princess Astrid did not wear her usual Savoy-Aosta tiara but instead chose her mother's Art Deco bandeau tiara
https://twitter.com/theroyalsworld/s...28374994247680


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Does that mean Paola has decided to leave the Art Deco to Astrid ? I was afraid she might do something like that. IMHO, that tiara should remain in the main branch of the Royal Family.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:59 PM
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Duc, Did you see our new President of la Chambre des representants? and he is NVA.
Bravo, comparing to André Flahaut.
It is definitely looking better than M André Flahaut in his polyester daily suit but M Siegfried Bracke has mixed the dresscode up: he wore cravate noire (smoking) at a cravate blanche (tails) event... At least M Bracke did an effort.
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