The Princess of Wales donned a tiara for the very first time on her wedding day. However, it's interesting to note that this tiara was favored by both The Princess Royal and the late Princess Margaret.
When Kate married Prince William in 2011, she was lent the Carter Halo tiara from the late Queen Elizabeth II. Originally designed by Cartier in 1936 under the commission of King George VI for his wife, the Queen Mother, the tiara features 739 brilliants and 149 baton diamonds.
This precious headpiece was handed down to Princess Elizabeth on her 18th birthday, although the late Queen herself didn't wear it in public. Instead, it became a preferred tiara for her younger sister, Princess Margaret.
Princess Margaret, who would have celebrated her 93rd birthday today, first wore these glittering jewels in 1948 during the inauguration celebrations for Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. She continued to wear the tiara during the 1940s and 1950s, notably at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.
After marrying Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1960, Princess Margaret chose to wear her wedding tiara, the Poltimore tiara, more frequently.
At the age of 17 in 1967, Princess Anne introduced a tiara into her public appearances. Specifically, she chose the Cartier Halo tiara for the state opening of Parliament.
Furthermore, during the 1960s and 1970s, she commonly adorned this tiara for evening occasions like film premieres, charitable dinners, and balls.
Afterward, the Cartier Halo tiara remained unseen for a number of years until Kate's wedding to William. Reflect on a selection of the most exquisite tiaras worn during royal weddings throughout history…
The wedding ceremony is the exclusive occasion during which the Princess of Wales adorned her wedding tiara. Following that, she has been granted the use of the Lotus Flower tiara and the Lover's Knot tiara, a headpiece often worn by her deceased mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales.