Perhaps one of the most glam parts of being a royal is all the amazing sparkle you have access to. Not only can you invest in your own, you may even be lucky enough to borrow some jewellery from the Queen herself. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, for example, have been known to do so, as has the likes of Princess Eugenie. But Princess Beatrice? She has never publicly appeared in a tiara.
The reason why was recently revealed — and it could be changing very soon. You see, apparently, tiaras are associated traditionally with brides or women who are already married, meaning Beatrice has yet to wear one, but seeing as she recently became engaged, could do so going forward.
Jewellery expert Geoffrey Munn told Town and Country: ‘Any woman may wear one, but ancient tradition has it that they must be a bride or already married.’
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The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Beatrice to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Her Royal Highness and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. This photograph was taken by Princess Eugenie in Italy. Princess Beatrice and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi said; “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married.” For more click the link in our bio. 📷 © Princess Eugenie
‘The tiara has its roots in classical antiquity and was seen as an emblem of the loss of innocence to the crowning of love. One of the mainstays of European royalty and aristocracy is to do what you have always done and formal dress, jewellery, and tiaras are just part of this.’
Tiaras are also apparently not ‘emblems of inherited rank,’ rather, they are worn when the occasion is right.
Beatrice could be set to wear one for her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, which will take place in 2020. The couple announced their engagement in September this year.
Her sister Eugenie wore a tiara for her special day earlier this year. In fact, Eugenie’s tiara is valued more than The Duchess of Sussex’s and The Duchess of Cambridge’s combined. At £10 million, the 93.70 cts cabochon emerald tiara that she borrowed from the Queen sure didn’t come cheap.
We wonder if Beatrice will top that!