Which tiara will the Queen give Kate?
Princess Diana wears the "Cambridge Lovers' Knot" tiara on a royal visit to Halifax in 1983. (File photo)
Gliding down the aisle in a puffy dress towards a royal opens many doors, including the one to the Queen’s tiara collection.
Traditionally the Queen gives one of her many jewel encrusted headgears to the bride-to-be as a wedding gift, opening the vault dubbed the "jewel pool."
Amongst one of the largest tiara collections in the world, here are a number of tiaras Kate could chose from including:
- The “Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" tiara given to the Queen by her grandmother.
- The Cambridge "Lover's Knot" tiara frequently worn by Diana after the Queen gave it to her as a gift.
- The Queen Mary or the “Durbar” tiara the Queen loaned to Camilla parker Bowles for a state banquet.
- “The Strathmore” floral tiara that the Queen mum was given by her parents when she wed Prince Albert.
- “The Duchess of Teck” owned by Queen Mary’s mum and eventually passed down to the Queen.
- “The Scroll” made for the Queen mum and worn by Princess Margaret to a state banquet in 1954 and again by Princes Anne during a tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1970.
As a commoner, Kate could go Fergie’s route covering her tiara with flowers as she enters the church only to have them removed as she emerges as a royal after the ceremony.
Princes Diana chose to use a tiara from her family’s collection for her wedding to Prince Charles instead of one of the Queen’s.