12 Most Breathtaking Royal Wedding Tiaras

  
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Often one of the first thoughts that comes to mind when thinking of Princesses is their royal tiaras! Although this stereotype often only comes true in the pages of childhood fairytales, sometimes the royal Princess’s live up to their name and step out wearing some of the most breathtaking tiaras ever. Typically tiaras have been in the royal family for generations and hold quite significant royal value, so these pieces are mostly only worn for events that are quite formal, like a royal wedding! With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding just around the corner, follow along for 12 of the most breathtaking royal wedding tiaras ever:

12. Queen Elizabeth’s Russian Fringe Tiara

Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip on November 20, 1947, looking stunning as ever. For the big day, Elizabeth opted for an embroidered satin gown designed by Norman Hartnell and topped her look with a Russian Fringe tiara. The jewelry piece was designed for her grandmother Queen Mary in 1919 and it can be worn both as a necklace or a tiara. Shockingly, the tiara infamously broke on her wedding day but was quickly repaired just in time for her to walk down the aisle.

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11. Kate Middleton’s Cartier Halo Tiara

Kate Middleton surprisingly rarely wears a tiara for formal engagements, but her wedding day on April 29, 2011, was one of the few exceptions! Kate wore the Cartier Halo tiara, which is also known as the Cartier Scroll tiara. The tiara was loaned to Kate by Queen Elizabeth II and the piece was originally purchased by Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, as a gift to his wife. The tiara features 739 brilliant-cut diamonds and 149 baguette-cut diamonds.

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