PRINCESS BEATRICE is celebrating her wedding anniversary today after marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi two years ago. The Princess re-wore a tiara previously worn by two other royal brides. Which royal wore it better?
Beatrice also opted for the Queen’s wedding tiara from 1947, the Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara.
This tiara was additionally featured in Princess Anne’s 1973 wedding to Captain Mark Phillips.
Who wore the tiara better?
Jewellery expert Claire Adler, the founder of Claire Adler Luxury PR, spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk to offer her professional opinion.
Princess Beatrice was ‘stunning’ in wedding tiara – but one other royal looked ‘timeless’
Princess Beatrice tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020
She said: “For her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice decided to stun in the iconic Fringe Tiara for her special day.
“This dazzling tiara features 47 diamond bars which are divided by metal spikes to create a unique, modern, yet elegant statement.
“The tiara was originally owned by Queen Mary and was eventually passed down to Queen Elizabeth II to wear on her wedding day in 1947.
“It famously was her ‘something borrowed’.”
Which royal bride looked the best in the fringe tiara?
Claire opined: “The £5million diadem has since made an appearance in two more royal nuptials.
“Of course, Princess Beatrice’s but also Princess Anne’s wedding in 1973.
“Although stunning on all three women, nobody can beat the timeless beauty of Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth married in the Fringe Tiara also
Princess Anne married in 1973 wearing the same tiara
“The Fringe Tiara paired perfectly with the large flower bouquet she carried and made the perfect statement while not drawing any attention away from the bride’s beauty.”
What changes did Beatrice make to the diadem?
Claire explained: “Beatrice added her own twist to this historic royal family tiara, reflecting its geometric design in the intricate lines of silver beading on her unique wedding gown.”
Daena Borrowman, the PR, Social and Digital Marketing Manager at jewellerybox also commented exclusively on the fringe tiara for Express.co.uk.
She said: “Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara was created on the commission of Queen Elizabeth II’s paternal grandmother, Queen Mary.
“The diamonds in the tiara were originally part of a necklace that Queen Victoria gifted to Queen Mary on the occasion of her wedding.
“It is a very special and historic royal jewel indeed, because the current Queen, then, Princess Elizabeth wore it on her wedding day.
“It caused much alarm for the young bride-to-be on the morning of her wedding when it snapped as she was getting ready. Palace officials had to rush it to Garrard’s to be fixed and the rest is history.
“Other Windsor brides who have donned the tiara on their wedding day include the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne and more recently, the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Beatrice.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK