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Belgian Royal Palace reveals details on Princess Elisabeth’s tiara


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The Belgian Royal Palace has revealed details about the mysterious tiara Princess Elisabeth wore to the 18th birthday celebrations of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway.

The Royal Palace spoke to Belgian reporter Wim Dehandscutter and revealed that the tiara was a gift to the Duchess of Brabant for her 18th birthday from her parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.

The tiara is an antique piece purchased by the King and Queen for the future monarch’s 18th birthday in 2019.

The diamond floral tiara will remain in the Belgian Royal Family.

Exact details of where the tiara was purchased and its origins have not been released.

Princess Elisabeth had her tiara debut on 17 June in Oslo at the 18th birthday gala dinner for Princess Ingrid Alexandra. It was also the first time the Duchess of Brabant has represented her father at a foreign event; she attended the birthday celebrations alongside her mother, Queen Mathilde.

A special photo was taken ahead of the dinner featuring four future European queens and one grand duke. Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, 18, Princess Elisabeth, 20, Princess Estelle of Sweden, 10, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, 18 and Prince Charles of Luxembourg, 2, gathered together in the Royal Palace’s Bird Room for a historic photo of heirs to the throne.

The Norwegian Royal Court released the image ahead of the official arrivals and celebratory dinner at the palace.

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