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AragornElessar
02-08-2011, 03:05 AM
The following link to a blog entry about this very subject, and has the pictures of each tiara as well, is an awesome read. Both on why each one is in the running and the history behind it.

Aestheticus Rex ~ A Tale of Tiara's: What will the Queen bestow upon Kate Middleton? (http://aestheticusrex.blogspot.com/2010/11/tale-of-tiaras-what-will-queen-bestow.html)

My personal favourite and hope for seeing on April 29th is The Strathmore Tiara. This was the Queen Mother's family tiara and hasn't been seen since her days as Duchess of York. Now apparently it needs to have a *lot* of restoration work done to it, but what better time or reason for that to be done finally?

Not only that, but for a reasonably young Bride, it's perfect!! It's got History, while not being overpowering and is also a lovely design. I think it would really suit Kate and what we've seen of her personal style over the years. Which is simple and not overly fussy.

Of course, all of that is JMO. What does everyone else think?

Satellitegirl
02-08-2011, 03:13 AM
Neat! I like The Queen Mother's Scroll Tiara, personally. Subtle yet elegant, like Kate. :)

The Strathmore would be my second pick. I love the flowers on it.

AragornElessar
02-08-2011, 03:44 AM
I like the Scroll too. It's simple, yet elegant as well.

I didn't realize until I'd posted this, that blog entry doesn't have a picture/entry for The Rundell Tiara. Sorry about that!!

Royal-Magazin ~ Queen Alexandra's Rundell Tiara (http://www.royal-magazin.de/england/queen-alexandra/alexandra-rundell-tiara.htm)

The page is in both English and German. Now, since it's been so long since it's been seen, there is speculation it's been broken up to make other pieces. However, that was also thought about the Delhi Durbar Tiara/Diadem until it was seen on Camilla's head a couple of years ago. So hopefully this stunning piece still exists and is in the Buckingham Palace Vaults waiting for someone to wear it again.

I'm not sure if I've posted this one before or not, but for those who like me love, adore and drool over jewels and the piece they're made into...

The Royal Magazin Site (http://www.royal-magazin.de/)

Is a Royal Jewelry lover's dream. It even has a good part of the Noble Houses of Great Britain's historic/family pieces shown there as well. I highly reccomend going through Queen Alexandra and Queen Mary's respective pages, as well as the pages for the Jewels of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster.

Have fun and try not to leave too much drool on the keyboard while going through that site. :D

Jenny
02-08-2011, 02:28 PM
I don't know what she will wear, but I have to say I like the The Empress Marie Feodorovna Diamond and Sapphire Bandeau. It's more her style I think, and could really make a statement.

There's also the whole thing about arriving in a car and leaving in a coach - so can she arrive in a tiara?? I could almost see saving the tiaras for future occasions when she is a royal, and the function is a royal one, ie William getting new titles and such.

I'm really not enough of a royal watcher to know the ins and outs of all this, but I do feel they will make an effort to be three things, in this order: traditional and proper and respectful of history and William's future; contemporary and relevant and personal to the two of them; and honour his mother. The latter may very well be taken care of with the engagement ring (which the headpiece above would match - sapphire IS her colour!).

danceronice
02-08-2011, 03:19 PM
The Kokoshnik and Fringe are my personal favorites, with the Vladimir a close second (uh, I'm Polish/Ukrainian, can you tell?) but I voted for the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland. Delicate, feminine, and befitting a future Queen of England. Dark horse choice would be the County of Surrey.

I really, really hope she gives the Diana-realted ones a complete miss. The ring's enough, and why ASK for exactly what the blogger predicts: "Who wore it best?" (Does ANYONE think the press wouldn't be classless enough to pull that?)

Fergus
02-08-2011, 05:18 PM
:biggrinbo TIARAS!!! :swoon:

My favorite has always been the Vladimir (preference with the pearls, but it does look gorgeous with the emeralds), with the Girls of GB and Ireland a close second.

However, seeing as they are rather favored by and sentimental to HMQ, then I vote for the Strathmore as not only a lovely choice, but one that would be a nice tribute to the Queen Mum. :)

Lorac
02-08-2011, 05:30 PM
They are all really pretty - and the Girls of GB and the Vladimir - with pearls -are both lovely but I actually really like the Mary of Teck Rose and Crescent one - it is a little different and not too severe. I don't see Kate in a "heavy" tiara - so the Rose and Crescent one works - as does the Strathmore. I think it really depends on how Kate wears her hair on the day - as well as her dress. I also hope she avoids any of the Diana related ones - not that they aren't lovely but I agree - she doesn't need the constant comparison to her late M-I-L to be!!

Can't believe we are less than 3 months away from the day. Hopefully I'll be home in the UK by then!!

Parsley Sage
02-08-2011, 05:46 PM
There's also the whole thing about arriving in a car and leaving in a coach - so can she arrive in a tiara?? I could almost see saving the tiaras for future occasions when she is a royal, and the function is a royal one, ie William getting new titles and such.


She could do what Sarah Ferguson did and wear flowers over her tiara and then remove them during the signing of the register. I'm not sure she would do that though.

ETA - I like the Strathmore. It's beautiful and I like the connection to the Queen Mother.

pilgrimsoul
02-08-2011, 06:37 PM
They are all really pretty - and the Girls of GB and the Vladimir - with pearls -are both lovely but I actually really like the Mary of Teck Rose and Crescent one - it is a little different and not too severe. I don't see Kate in a "heavy" tiara - so the Rose and Crescent one works - as does the Strathmore. I think it really depends on how Kate wears her hair on the day - as well as her dress. I also hope she avoids any of the Diana related ones - not that they aren't lovely but I agree - she doesn't need the constant comparison to her late M-I-L to be!!

Can't believe we are less than 3 months away from the day. Hopefully I'll be home in the UK by then!!

I completely agree - this was my favorite, too. I think it would look stunning on Kate and would complement a more modern wedding gown.

skipaway
02-08-2011, 07:03 PM
I think that if I owned all those tiaras...I'd wear one everyday!

LilJen
02-08-2011, 07:05 PM
Now *I* want a tiara!! I could wear one at work all day (I'm a freelancer based at home) and feel positively royal.

I'm definitely more a fan of the more delicate tiaras dominated by smaller objects & rounder lines. The ones that look like an iron fence (4 & 8 on the list linked above) make me think that the bride will also be wearing breastplates and a horned helmet a la Wagner opera.

Andrushka
02-08-2011, 07:06 PM
I kind of like the Rundell Tiara,there are just so many to choose from.

AragornElessar
02-08-2011, 07:56 PM
There's also the whole thing about arriving in a car and leaving in a coach - so can she arrive in a tiara?? I could almost see saving the tiaras for future occasions when she is a royal, and the function is a royal one, ie William getting new titles and such.

Sophie did and she wore what is now known as her Wedding Tiara, so this won't the first time a Royal Bride arrived in a car and left in a horse drawn carriage. :)

Jenny
02-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Sophie did and she wore what is now known as her Wedding Tiara, so this won't the first time a Royal Bride arrived in a car and left in a horse drawn carriage. :)

I was just trying to make a case for the bandeau :shuffle:

LynnW
02-08-2011, 09:41 PM
I voted for the The Duchess of Teck Rose and Crescent Tiara. I think most of the tiaras would overwhelm her because she has a simpler, more youthful style.

Isn't her name Catherine? :shuffle: