Originally posted by martha-louise@Apr 2nd, 2004 - 8:24 am I think it's because tiara's are mostly a gift to a royal. Some are given by the people of the country to their queen. Than it becomes a family possesion.
The Finish first lady, has in fact no role, she is first lady for only a couple of years. So I think it's because the Finish vistitors doesn't have a tiara that she can't were one.
It would be impolied of our royal ladies to wear one in this case.
Actually, the woman in the pictures IS the Finnish president, Tarja Halonen. Elected officials don't do crowns...
President of Finland Tarja Halonen (2nd R) and her husband Doctor Arajarvi (2nd L) are welcomed by Belgium's Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde as they arrive at Brussels national airport for a three-day state visit to Belgium 30 March 2004.