Zara Phillips receiving her gold medal in the World Equestrian Games on August 27, 2006 from Princess Haya of Jordan and Dubai. Princess Haya is the President of the International Equestrian Federation.
This is an all-diamond piece featuring large Greek key designs. The central element is a laurel wreath surrounding a large brilliant cut diamond, and there are honeysuckle motifs on the side.
The Greek design is appropriate since this tiara belonged to Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark (born Princess Alice of Battenberg), mother of Prince Philip. Alice gave the tiara to her daughter-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, as a wedding gift. The Queen never wore it publicly.
In 1972, the Queen gave the tiara to Princess Anne, and it’s been on frequent display ever since.
The design of this tiara is quite modern, and far from girlish or romantic. As such, it’s an excellent match for the Princess Royal. It suits her perfectly, right down to the way it nests in her famous hairdo.
Zara Phillips borrowed this tiara from her mother for her wedding to Mike Tindall on July 30, 2011 in Edinburgh.
I love this Tiara… it’s always been one of my favorites!