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Tilia C. 11-17-2010 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by SASSY (Post 1160778)
I agree! I also think "the girls of Great Britain" or "Granny's tiara" as Queen Elizabeth calls it would look nice. I hope she wears her hair up for once.

That is one of HM's favourite tiaras. Imo it is unlikely that Kate will get to wear it while the Queen is alive.
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Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 1158604)
Anice tiara for Kate would also be the Ladys of Enlgand tiara (don't know if this is the correct) name which was a Wedding gift to Queen Mary who wore it a few times for official pics as Duchess of York/Princess of Wales.

That's a wonderful idea, I hope the Queen has it still in her possession. What about the Surrey tiara? It might also be hidden in the vaults.

Imo the Strathmore Rose tiara is a likely and beautiful choice. But now that Kate has received Diana's engagement ring I won't rule out the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara anymore. The fringe tiara also seems possible. The Rundell is too big, imo Kate will have to do with something smaller to start with.

I guess that Kate will receive only one tiara to start with, and we won't see her wearing it often, as she is going to be an army wife in Wales for some years. So they might not attend state banquets frequently. But after a couple of years she might get the sapphire bandeau of Queen Mary. It would be perfect with her engagement ring!

Stefan 11-17-2010 10:16 AM

If she gets a tiara from the Queen the question is if she can chosse herself or it's the Queen who makes the choice.

The question is if the Rundell tiara still exists as it waslast worn by Queen Alexandra. Also the surrey fringe tiara was only worn by Queen Mary when she was Duchess of York/Princess of Wales and not seen since.
As for the Strathmore Rose tiara apparently it's in bad condition and would need repair to be worn.

I also think we will not see Catherine much in tiaras after the Wedding as so far Prince William hasn't attended State Banquets.

SASSY 11-17-2010 10:23 AM

I really wish the Queen would allow the brides to choose what they want to wear for the wedding and then maybe pick out a tiara to loan.

For the wedding I think the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland would look nice.
For loan I think the "scroll" tiara would suit her.
:queen3:

Lumutqueen 11-17-2010 10:27 AM

Girls of Great Britain is a very very important tiara to give Kate on her wedding day.
I don't think she is ever going to get to wear that tiara until she is Princess of Wales and/or The Queen.

Has that tiara ever been worn by anyone other than HM?

muriel 11-17-2010 10:46 AM

HM has used the Girls of Great Britain tiara extensively, and is unlikely to part with it in her lifetime.
The tiara was previously used by Queen Mary, hence it is referred to as "Granny's Tiara"

SASSY 11-17-2010 10:52 AM

Royal Family Jewels - Very Large and Beautiful Diamonds - Photo Gallery - LIFE

Some items for Kate to choose from (I wish).

photo from Life.com

muriel 11-17-2010 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by SASSY (Post 1161095)
I really wish the Queen would allow the brides to choose what they want to wear for the wedding and then maybe pick out a tiara to loan.

For the wedding I think the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland would look nice.
For loan I think the "scroll" tiara would suit her.
:queen3:

Highly unlikely, IMO. The best that Kate can expect is that HM provides her access to 2-3 tiaras and asks her to choose one. The Girls will not be part of that selection.

Duke of Marmalade 11-17-2010 10:59 AM

There is no way she will wear the Spencer tiara, that would be too much Diana.
I could imagine that either HM will make the choice or that Prince Charles will commission a new piece as a wedding gift.

lallyvee 11-17-2010 11:01 AM

I think she should wear the Spencer tiara.

SASSY 11-17-2010 11:05 AM

The Teck necklace would make nice tiara...sort of a giant version of Mette-Marit's.
https://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7794/teckcircle.jpg

The Queen Mother wearing it as tiara
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Jaya 11-17-2010 11:11 AM

I hope Catherine does not wear the Spencer tiara.Whatever is given to Catherine I am certain she will make it a success.
On her special day I hope she does not wear a tiara at all because she is now the jewel in the crown.

SASSY 11-17-2010 11:16 AM

For the record I meant only to let Kate borrow "Granny's tiara" for her special day ( if Kate liked it ), not give it to her on lifetime loan.
We all know that's not gonna happen...would be nice to have a choice on your wedding day.

Lumutqueen 11-17-2010 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by lallyvee (Post 1161117)
I think she should wear the Spencer tiara.

Why should she, she isn't a Spencer.

Marengo 11-17-2010 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by SASSY (Post 1161111)
Royal Family Jewels - Very Large and Beautiful Diamonds - Photo Gallery - LIFE

Some items for Kate to choose from (I wish).

photo from Life.com

I think only the tiara in the middle is part of the royal collection, together with the cullingan brooch under it.

Tilia C. 11-17-2010 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 1161094)
The question is if the Rundell tiara still exists as it waslast worn by Queen Alexandra. Also the surrey fringe tiara was only worn by Queen mary when she was Duchess of York/Princess of Wales and not seen since.
As for the Strathmore Rose tiara apparently it's in bad condition and would need repair to be worn.
I also think we will not see Catherine much in tiaras after the Wedding as so far Prince William hasn't attended State Banquets.

You are rigth about the Rundell tiara, we don't know what happened to it. It might be still there, it also might have been dismantled in order to create other pieces. But the same goes for the Surrey and Ladies of England tiaras. We just don't know:sad:.
I have heard the same about the Strathmore Rose tiara. If it is true than I would say that now is the time for a decent restoration. It would be such a shame to let this beautiful tiara fall to pieces.

qui mal y pense 11-17-2010 11:41 AM

I wonder when that picture was taken. The tiara all the way to the right looks very suspiciously like the Rundell tiara with loops and diamond shapes removed and additions to the sides of the 'pieces' on top!! I wonder...
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Originally Posted by SASSY (Post 1161120)
The Teck necklace would make nice tiara...

Yes, but isn't that in Margaret's family?

Lumutqueen 11-17-2010 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by qui mal y pense (Post 1161153)
Yes, but isn't that in Margaret's family?

As in the Linley family?

snowflower 11-17-2010 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 1161139)
I think only the tiara in the middle is part of the royal collection, together with the cullingan brooch under it.

I also believe that the picture is wrongly titled , I have seen this picture popping up in some jewellery forum in the past and if I remember correctly someone wrote that it was taken from an exhibition and most of the pieces belong to British aristocratic families not the Royal Family

Marengo 11-17-2010 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by qui mal y pense (Post 1161151)
I wonder when that picture was taken. The tiara all the way to the right looks very suspiciously like the Rundell tiara with loops and diamond shapes removed and additions to the sides of the 'pieces' on top!! I wonder...

I am not too sure when, but I believe it was for an exhibition (in the V&A museum maybe?).

SASSY 11-17-2010 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 1161155)
As in the Linley family?

I thought this was one of the pieces that was on "lifetime loan" to Princess Margret and went back to the crown after her death.


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