Though Queen Camilla didn’t wear a tiara to her wedding to King Charles in 2005, she did wear one when she married her first husband.
The senior royal first tied the knot with Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973 – the couple wed in a Roman Catholic ceremony, followed by a reception at St. James’s Palace.
Queen Camilla wore a pie crust collar white gown with long sleeves and a ruffled hem, alongside a very special tiara.
To celebrate Queen Camilla’s 76th birthday on 17th July, leading diamond experts at Steven Stone have revealed everything you need to know about the tiara – from its origin to that all important price tag.
Though Queen Camilla has some family heirlooms of her own and she takes particularly great pleasure wearing jewels that belonged to her great-grandmother, Alice Keppel – King Edward VII’s last, most celebrated mistress.
One of her most sentimental pieces is the Cubitt-Shand tiara, which she wore to her first wedding. The floral diamond tiara is named after her Grandfather Roland Cubitt, who gifted the piece to her Grandmother Rosalind and her father Major Bruce Shand.
Queen Camilla inherited the tiara when her Grandmother died in 1986 and she’s not the only family member to have worn it to their wedding – her daughter Laura Lopes borrowed the gorgeous piece when she married Harry Lopes in 2006.
A clear favourite in her collection, Queen Camilla has stepped out for various events in the piece – including at a ceremonial reception that was held at the Royal Academy of the Arts in June 2015.
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