Swedish Royal Wedding: Non- Reigning Royal Families

Royal Hats The wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist yesterday also saw a number of guests from non-reigning royal houses. Representing the Greek royals, Princess Tatiana wowed in an exquisitely beaded Celia Kritharioti gown in dove grey. The light gown was perfectly complimented by Tatiana’s small diamond tiara, a piece not previously seen before. I hope this is a permanent addition to Tatiana’s jewel vault because the proportion, scale and delicacy of it are lovely on her.

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One of the biggest tiara surprses at this wedding appeared on Princess Ursula of Bavaria. While the scrolled diamond tiara looked lovely on her, it is eerily reminiscent of the famous Spencer tiara. The Bavarian royals have sent several larger tiaras to auction in recent years and this piece has a few royal jewel watchers wondering if it is a new purchase or has been pulled out from the depths of the family vault.  Its history aside, this tiara is a beautiful one that I thought would have benefited from either Ursula’s large drop earrings or multiple strands of pearls but not both.

Princess Ursula’s daughter-in-law, Princess Anna of Bavaria, repeated the small diamond fringe tiara we saw her wear to Princess Madeleine’s wedding two years ago. This time, however, she paired it with a grand up-do which showed the piece to much greater effect. With her dramatic diamond earrings and navy and silver dress, Anna looked stunning.

That covers our review of all the tiaras worn by guests at the Swedish royal wedding! Stay tuned for a final post with all the official wedding portraits to tie up coverage of this event.

Photos from Albert Nieboer/dpa and Albert Nieboer/dpa via Corbis; Getty as indicated

Swedish Royal Wedding: German Royals

A number of German royals and nobles also attended Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s wedding. The Bavarian royals, Princess Ursula and her daughter-in-law Princess Anna, both wore small tiaras of unknown origin. This royal family recently sold their biggest tiara at auction – these two smaller tiaras are either replacement purchases or have been pulled out from the depths of the family vault. Hopefully, some details will be released soon. Ursula’s tiara looks to be a delicate floral one while Anna’s is a small fringe.

Princess Ursula of Bavaria, June 8, 2013 | The Royal Hats Blog

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Princess Silvia of Arenberg appeared in another tiara surprise – her tiara looks so much like Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg’s Art Deco Tiara that I can only assume that Silvia borrowed it from her Luxembourgish friend! It looks much more becoming on her than her matronly dress, I’m afraid.

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Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha wore a turquoise button tiara that used to belong to her husband’s great-grandmother. Turquoise tiaras are hard to wear and while this one is a little disjointed between her royal blue dress and cerise and jade green sash, it looks lovely on this blue-eyed princess.

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Photos from Albert Nieboer via Corbis; Getty as indicated