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Queen Silvia dons special tiara for Spanish State Banquet


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Queen Silvia donned a special tiara for the State Banquet in honour of the King and Queen of Spain at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

Her Majesty wore the Cameo Tiara for the occasion – the same tiara she wore for her wedding to King Carl XVI Gustaf in 1976. This piece is made of yellow gold and features many pearls. There are seven cameos featuring scenes from Greco-Roman mythology decorating the diadem.

The tiara is part of a set that includes a bracelet, earrings and necklace. A brooch was later added to the collection. The Queen used the brooch to hold her new sash for the Spanish Grand Cross by the Order of Carl III. The other pieces from the parure were left in the vault.

Queen Silvia did don a Cartier bracelet to add additional sparkle to her new Georg & Arend gown.

Crown Princess Victoria wore her aunt, Princess Margaretha’s Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara for the evening with several silver bracelets. Victoria wore the floral Frida Jonsven gown she had previously been photographed in for her 10th wedding anniversary images.

Princess Sofia wore a white Safiyaa gown and her wedding tiara. She used the pearl setting for the evening as her tiara can be changed to have different stones at the top, including diamonds, emeralds, pearls and turquoise toppers. Sofia also wore an LWL Jewelry ring.

To learn more about Queen Letizia’s jewels for the evening, click here.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.