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The tiara of a queen: the diamond diadem worn by Mary of Denmark for her wedding

Queen Mary of Denmark has stayed incredibly busy since Queen Margrethe’s abdication in the middle of January. The Danish King and Queen will be celebrating a notable anniversary in the coming weeks- 14 May marks their 20th wedding anniversary. The Australian born Mary wore a never-before-seen tiara for her royal wedding. 

The soon-to-be Crown Princess received her wedding tiara from her parents-in-law, Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik. Breaking from royal tradition, the tiara was a true gift and not a loan, meaning that the tiara belonged to Mary. It is unknown which jewellery designed the piece nor when it was created.

Photo by Tine Harden from the book Mary H.K.H.

This diamond tiara features a fleur-de-lis and diamond heart pattern is delicate though versatile. While Mary wore the tiara frequently for formal occasions in the first years of her marriage, in 2011, she debuted the tiara with an additional row of pearls that can be added as a base. 

The necklace can also be worn as a tiara, which Mary has often done. Although it is a smaller profile than many other tiaras in the Danish collection, this tiara was a perfect choice for a new Crown Princess. 

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