thanks to all the picture researchers and I share your enthusiasm about the various bejewelled princesses! I do wonder however about Crown Princess Mary and what some unkind posters have called her 'conehead' coiffure. If anyone could find a picture of the other side of this creation (indeed reminiscent of Alexandre in his glory days) I would not be surprised if CP Mary had her ruby hairpins placed there!
Fortimo, thanks for the "short video" which did show a great picture of Tessy (think it was her) standing up, with the tiara on, looking quite lovely. Nice picture! Also still photos posted by you, of Sophie of Wessex looking fresh and wonderful, with that spectacular tiara loaned by the Queen--with emeralds? And many others up close. Best pics so far.
Thanks, tihkon2 for the id on Sophie's tiara. One of the best and she wears it well.
I still can't get over Tessy's hat which was shaped like a heart if you see it at the right angle! A great wedding hat! But the heart was not visible in all pictures. The thread where people are voting on most elegant guest has a picture of her in the heart hat which you can see well. This should have been better seen. Certainly wins my vote for best hat at the wedding, just for sentimental appropriateness!
The more I know about Stephanie the more respect I have for her. Her father-in-law described her so well during his speech at the banquet : sensitive, intelligent, devoted, courageous, radiant, strong in her convictions yet gentle in expressing them.
These are genuinely noble qualities which are innate and cannot be copied no matter how hard some other people I have in mind might try.
I do believe that she will fulfill her new role perfectly well at her husband's side..