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The tiara surprise of 2023 – Princess Sofia’s latest twist on her wedding diadem

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Princess Sofia of Sweden’s wedding tiara is quite versatile.

The diamond spikes of the palmetto diamond tiara are interchangeable, from diamonds, pearls, emeralds, blue gemstones and turquoise toppers. The Princess recently debuted a new set for the tiara and on the perfect occasion.

For the Golden Jubilee celebrations of her father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf, in mid-September, Princess Sofia showed off her topaz toppers during the gala dinner on 15 September.

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The November birthstone fit perfectly with the Golden Jubilee theme to celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 50 years on the Swedish throne. The choice came as a surprise, as no tiara in the Swedish royal collection is made of topaz; however, Princess Sofia chose to debut the new setting for the perfect event.

The Palmetto Tiara was a wedding gift from the King and Queen Silvia to their new daughter-in-law in 2015. Sofia wore the original emerald set for her wedding to Prince Carl Philip in June of that year. Since then, she has interchanged the top jewels for various events, but none fit the theme better than the golden topazes and the Golden Jubilee.

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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. 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.