In your first photo,Sophie just had short hair,but in the second photo in 2004,Sophie already got much longer and she also puts her hair up like that.
1 and 2. I can give you the picture of the Pre-Wedding and Wedding to see the difference:
3. Princess Michael of Kent:
"God save our Gracious Queen,
Long live our Noble Queen,
God save The Queen"
God save Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Michael looks stunning in the last picture. I normally prefer hair up with a tiara but I think it loooks just as nice when down if the hair is still off the face the way Princess Michael is wearing hers. I have noticed Victoria of Sweden and Christina of Spain also wear it like this a lot and it's very feminine.
Whilst I really admire Queen Sylvia as a Queen, I think her Tiaras (more like crowns, I think) are just too big for her, I knowq they are historic, but she puffs up her hair and has huge tiaras it's a bit too much for me...
Queen Silvia is my personal favourite in the way she has her hair when she wears a tiara. I really admire how much time and work she and her staff spends on planning and accomplishing this. The hair creations she wear for Nobel are always high class things that takes her hairdressers hours to accomplish, and the result is always so stylish and beautiful. Truly in a class of her own.
Crown Princess Mary always looks elegant, but there's one thing that bugs me about how she wears the wonderful Ruby Parure Tiara - and that's how she doesn't have the steel frames of it hidden under hair.
so then all royal families have their own hair dressers? are they servants with special training or do they hire people for their special events? and is "big hair" a bad thing or a good thing when wearing a tiara?
during the 17th century in france a lot of the powder wigs ladies would wear would be so large when riding in a carriage, they would have to sit on the floor of the carriage inorder to fit in the carriage. so who takes the prize for "biggest hair"?
I don't know if fixing her hair another way would have made a difference. We'll have to see how she wears it next time.
I think she should have her hairdressers do more advanced coiffures, not like she has until now when she wears her hair fairly naturally and let the steel frame of this tiara show. If she has a little loose hair arranged in her coiffure, it would look so much better.