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Princess Beatrice’s wedding tiara has a rich royal history

Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding may have been a low-key, private affair, but both her wedding dress and tiara made an impact for their opulence and rich family history.

The royal — who married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at a small ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge Windsor on July 17 — eschewed a bespoke designer dress for a vintage Norman Hartnell bejeweled gown belonging to her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, which the queen wore to a performance of “Lawrence of Arabia” in 1962.

Princess Beatrice also looked to the queen’s lavish tiara collection to complete her wedding day look. The princess paired her vintage dress with the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara, which itself has a storied history in the British royal family.

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Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are seen in the grounds of the Royal Lodge after their wedding, in Windsor, Britain, in this official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications on July 19, 2020. Benjamin Wheeler/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA OR COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18TH JANUARY 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. COPYRIGHT IN THE PHOTOGRAPH IS VESTED IN PRINCESS BEATRICE AND EDOARDO MAPELLI MOZZI AND BENJAMIN WHEELER. PUBLICATIONS ARE ASKED TO CREDIT THE PHOTOGRAPH TO BENJAMIN WHEELER. NO CHARGE SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE SUPPLY, RELEASE OR PUBLICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH. THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED, MANIPULATED OR MODIFIED IN ANY MANNER OR FORM AND MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH WHEN PUBLISHED. THIS HANDOUT PHOTO MAY ONLY BE USED IN FOR EDITORIAL REPORTING PURPOSES FOR THE CONTEMPORANEOUS ILLUSTRATION OF EVENTS, THINGS OR THE PEOPLE IN THE IMAGE OR FACTS MENTIONED IN THE CAPTION. REUSE OF THE PICTURE MAY REQUIRE FURTHER PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER.

Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are seen in the grounds of the Royal Lodge after their wedding, in Windsor, Britain, in this official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications on July 19, 2020. Benjamin Wheeler/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA OR COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18TH JANUARY 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. COPYRIGHT IN THE PHOTOGRAPH IS VESTED IN PRINCESS BEATRICE AND EDOARDO MAPELLI MOZZI AND BENJAMIN WHEELER. PUBLICATIONS ARE ASKED TO CREDIT THE PHOTOGRAPH TO BENJAMIN WHEELER. NO CHARGE SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE SUPPLY, RELEASE OR PUBLICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH. THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED, MANIPULATED OR MODIFIED IN ANY MANNER OR FORM AND MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH WHEN PUBLISHED. THIS HANDOUT PHOTO MAY ONLY BE USED IN FOR EDITORIAL REPORTING PURPOSES FOR THE CONTEMPORANEOUS ILLUSTRATION OF EVENTS, THINGS OR THE PEOPLE IN THE IMAGE OR FACTS MENTIONED IN THE CAPTION. REUSE OF THE PICTURE MAY REQUIRE FURTHER PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER.

Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi leave The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge after their wedding, in Windsor, Britain, in this official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications on July 18, 2020. Benjamin Wheeler/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA OR COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18TH JANUARY 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. COPYRIGHT IN THE PHOTOGRAPH IS VESTED IN PRINCESS BEATRICE AND EDOARDO MAPELLI MOZZI AND BENJAMIN WHEELER. PUBLICATIONS ARE ASKED TO CREDIT THE PHOTOGRAPH TO BENJAMIN WHEELER. NO CHARGE SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE SUPPLY, RELEASE OR PUBLICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH. THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED, MANIPULATED OR MODIFIED IN ANY MANNER OR FORM AND MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH WHEN PUBLISHED.

Britain’s Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi stand outside The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge after their wedding, with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, in Windsor, Britain, in this official wedding photograph released by the Royal Communications on July 18, 2020. Benjamin Wheeler/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 18TH JANUARY 2021 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE. NO CROPPING. COPYRIGHT IN THE PHOTOGRAPH IS VESTED IN PRINCESS BEATRICE AND EDOARDO MAPELLI MOZZI AND BENJAMIN WHEELER. PUBLICATIONS ARE ASKED TO CREDIT THE PHOTOGRAPH TO BENJAMIN WHEELER. NO CHARGE SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE SUPPLY, RELEASE OR PUBLICATION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH. THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST NOT BE DIGITALLY ENHANCED, MANIPULATED OR MODIFIED IN ANY MANNER OR FORM AND MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH WHEN PUBLISHED.

Reverend Anthony Ball, Canon of Westminster, with Toby Wright, son of the Reverend Paul Wright, Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, place Britain’s Princess Beatrice’s wedding bouquet on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey in London, Britain July 17, 2020. Picture taken July 17, 2020. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR




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The tiara was commissioned in 1919 by Queen Mary from the House of Garrard, which crafted the tiara with 47 delicate bars of diamonds. The queen later lent the tiara to her granddaughter, then Princess Elizabeth, for her royal wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

According to the House of Garrard, the delicate tiara snapped on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding day as she was getting ready for the ceremony. The tiara was transported by a police escort to the jeweler’s workshop to be mended just in time for the wedding.

Queen Elizabeth has gone on to wear the tiara frequently throughout her 67 years on the throne. She has also lent the tiara to her daughter, Princess Anne, for her royal wedding in 1973.

Princess Beatrice follows the tradition of young royals borrowing tiaras from the queen’s extravagant jewelry collection. The princess follows her sister, Princess Eugenie, who chose the queen’s Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara for her royal wedding in 2018. The tiara, which takes its style from those popular in Russia’s Imperial Court in the early 19th century, was designed with rose-cute pavé diamonds set in platinum and six emeralds.

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Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughters-in-law, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, also sported tiaras from her collection for their own weddings. Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, paired her custom Givenchy wedding gown with Queen Mary’s Bandeau Tiara, which was crafted in 1932 from a brooch Queen Mary received as a wedding gift in 1893.

Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, chose the queen’s Cartier Halo Tiara for her royal wedding in 2011. The tiara was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, in 1936 as a gift for his wife before he assumed the throne. The tiara is crafted with 739 brilliant and 149 baton diamonds.

Princess Beatrice and her husband were initially planning a royal wedding at Buckingham Palace on May 29, but canceled the event due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The private wedding ceremony comes amid scrutiny of the princess’ father, Prince Andrew, and his ties to the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.

The prince’s affiliation to Epstein’s crimes gained momentum earlier this month when Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of Epstein’s was arrested on multiple charges related to Epstein’s sex trafficking and abuse of young women and girls. 

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The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after attending the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on December 8, 2016 in London, England.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London.

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The Duchess of Cambridge leaves a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace, wearing one of the late Princess of Wales’s favorite tiaras, with her husband the Duke of Cambridge.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Diplomatic Reception.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping with the Duchess of Cambridge at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of his state visit to the UK.

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Duchess Kate at the 2013 Diplomatic Reception, wearing the Lotus Tiara.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)




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