Lady Gabriella Windsor wore a stunning headpiece to marry her husband today in a royal wedding.
For her gorgeous spring wedding Lady Gabriella’s wedding tiara was the Kent City of London Fringe tiara.
The tiara has a special significance for the bride as her mother wore it for her wedding day. Princess Michael’s wedding took place in in the 1970s in Vienna.
This tiara was given as a gift to the Kent family, something that would not be allowed today under modern royal rules.
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Ailsa Russell Gemologist and Appraiser Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn told Express.co.uk: “his beautiful Russian inspired diamond set gold and silver tiara originally belonged to Princess Marina of Kent, gifted before her wedding to the Duke of Kent in 1934.
“Welcoming the Greek and Dutch Princess to the country it was gifted to her by the City of London. It was worn by Princess Alexandra on her wedding day and has become another icon of the Royal Kent family collection of jewels.”
Hatton Garden jeweller and diamond expert Thelma West added: “Gabriella looks radiant in a Russian Fringe Style Diamond Tiara, tagged the Kent City of London Fringe Tiara.
“The gold & silver diamond set tiara features sparkling fringes sitting on a solid base and its sparkles can be seen through Gabriella’s veil. Another tiara which Gabriella could’ve worn is the Kent Pearl Festoon Tiara which was another favourite of her mother.
“Both tiaras were inherited by Prince Michael of Kent in 1968 when Princess Marina, Dutchess of Kent died. Gabriella has followed in the footsteps of recent Royal Brides who borrowed headpieces from the Queens vast collection.”
The piece, unsurprisingly, has a grand price tag to match its history.
Alisa said: “Likely featuring over 100cts of diamonds, a diadem of this provenance and importance would likely reach £1 million- £3 million.”
How does this compare to the tiara’s worn by Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and Princess Eugenie?
Princess Eugenie’s wedding tiara was the most expensive, coming in with an absolutely huge price tag of £10 million.
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s daughter wore a 93.70 cts cabochon Emerald Tiara, which was made by Boucheron in 1919.
It’s a Russian style tiara, a lot like Gabriella’s, made of platinum.
In the middle is an enormous emerald with a stunning deep green colour.
Deborah Papas, gemologist and jewellery expert from Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn told Express.co.uk: “With such strong historical provenance, from Mrs Greville to the Queen Mother, and now the Queen, an elegant jewel such as this would be estimated to fetch in the region of £5-10 million at auction.”
Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding tiara is the second most valuable of recent years, as Meghan Markle’s came in at around £2 million.
Deborah said: “It is hard to put a value on this little seen piece but could be worth up to £2 million.
“This stunning bandeau is peppered with diamonds and set in platinum, the noblest of all metals. The centre section was originally a wedding gift from the County of Lincoln to Queen Mary in 1893 and is a pendant/brooch which I believe can be cleverly detached and worn as such.
“It is set with a large brilliant cut (possibly old-cut) diamond estimated to be approximately 10 carats or more and surrounded by nine smaller brilliant-cut diamonds (but not so small at an estimated two to three carats each).”
Kate Middleton’s tiara was the Cartier Scroll tiara, which has come to be known as the Halo Tiara.
She added: “This halo scroll tiara was made in platinum by Cartier for the Duke of York to give to his wife just before he became King George VI in 1936. The Queen Mother gave it to her daughter, at the time, Princess Elizabeth for her 18th Birthday present in 1944.
“The Queen Mother was only ever photographed wearing it once and then she was seen wearing much grander pieces. The Queen has not been seen wearing it much either but has been lending it out to other royals.”
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