Tuesday, November 21, 2023

A new tiara for the Princess of Wales


all four images: Marlene A Eilers Koenig Collection

Fans of the Princess of Wales' blood pressure soared tonight when the first photos of Catherine in a car heading toward Buckingham Palace.   The Prince and Princess of Wales were attending the State Banquet in honor of the South Korean President, Yoon Suk Yeol.

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 I normally do not write about jewels.   I will leave that topic to Lauren Kiehna,  the person behind the Court Jeweller blog, who is an acknowledged expert on royal jewels.  When it comes to writing about royal jewels, Lauren is the go-to source.  No one does it better.   For more information about the jewels worn at tonight's State Banquet, please click the first link.  The second link is Lauren's post about the history of the Strathmore. The last time it was worn was in the late 1930s.



I looked through my postcard collections to see if I had any postcards of the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother wearing the tiara.  I do!

1 comment:

Wendy Hunter said...

I agree that Lauren is The Authority on Royal Jewels, but find it interesting that the Princess of Wales has also worn the Lotus Tiara (worn by the late Queen Mother in your other postcard ) as well. It was formerly worn by Princess Margaret, and also had not been seen in some time. Who knows what other surprises are in store.