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Best photos of the royal family's tiaras worn by Princess Kate, Queen Camilla and more

Queen Elizabeth II had an incredible collection of jewels

Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth and Camilla wearing tiaras
Danielle Stacey
Danielle StaceyOnline Royal CorrespondentLondon
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The late Queen Elizabeth II had a vast collection of tiaras and since her passing in September 2022, we're seeing her family members make their debuts in some of her most beautiful jewels.

The British royal family's heirlooms are among the most extravagant in the world and tiaras are usually reserved for state visits, the Diplomatic reception and the state opening of Parliament.

At the South Korean banquet earlier this week, Queen Camilla wore the late Queen's Burmese Ruby tiara for the first time while the Princess of Wales debuted the late Queen Mother's Strathmore Rose tiara.

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Many of Elizabeth II's personal jewels were passed down to her from the Queen Mother and her grandmother, Queen Mary of Teck.

Take a look at some of the royal family's most exquisite tiaras in the gallery below...

Strathmore Rose Tiara

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21:  Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales attend the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on November 21, 2023 in London, England. King Charles is hosting Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee on a state visit from November 21-23. It is the second incoming state visit hosted by the King during his reign. (Photo by Yui Mok-WPA Pool/Getty Images)© WPA Pool

The Princess of Wales wore the floral themed tiara to the South Koren state banquet in November 2023.

The Strathmore Rose Tiara belonged to the Queen Mother and was a present from her parents in 1923 – the year she married the future George VI.

The jewels have not been seen on a member of the royal family for nearly a century.

Burmese Ruby Tiara

Queen Camilla in red velvet dress and ruby tiara© Getty

Camilla’s ruby and diamond Burmese tiara was worn by the late Queen at the state banquet for then-US president Donald Trump in 2019.

When Princess Elizabeth married the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, she received a wedding gift of 96 rubies from the people of Burma, symbolically chosen in the belief the rubies would protect her from 96 diseases.

In 1973, the rubies were made into the Burmese tiara by Garrard.

Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

The late Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara© Getty

This tiara was one of the most prized in the late Queen Elizabeth II's collection. 

Queen Camilla wowed when she wore the jewels for a dinner and reception at the City of London in October 2023.

The glittering royal heirloom made its debut in 1893 when it was presented as a wedding gift from the 'Girls of Great Britain and Ireland' to the Duchess of York, later Queen Mary.  

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara

The Queen wearing the The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara with emeralds© Getty

The headpiece was made for Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna as a wedding gift in 1874.

It was later sold by her daughter, Princess Nicholas of Greece, to Queen Mary in 1921.

Mary had the tiara altered so that she could remove the pearl droplets and wear the headpiece with emeralds, as seen on the late Queen here. 

Cartier Halo tiara

Kate Middleton wearing Cartier Halo tiara on her wedding day© Getty

The Cartier Halo tiara was passed down to Elizabeth II on her birthday. She never wore the headpiece publicly, but her younger sister Princess Margaret and Elizabeth's daughter, Princess Anne, both wore in their younger years. 

The late Queen's father George VI, first commissioned Cartier to design the tiara for his wife, the Queen Mother, in 1936.

It features 739 brilliants and 149 baton diamonds. 

Kate was loaned the tiara on her wedding day to Prince William in 2011 - but this has been the one and only time she has worn it. 

Anthemion tiara

Prince Edward And Sophie Wedding, 1999© Getty

The Duchess of Edinburgh was gifted the Anthemion tiara, which is known to be made up of a number of antique pieces from the late Queen Elizabeth II's collection.

The headpiece is Sophie's signature tiara and underwent a redesign as confirmed by Her Late Majesty's dresser, Angela Kelly, in her book The Other Side of the Coin: the Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe. 

Delhi Durbar tiara

Queen Camilla wearing Delhi Durbar tiara © Getty

For her first ever tiara moment in 2005, Camilla was loaned this impressive gem. 

The Delhi Durbar tiara was made for Queen Mary to wear to the Delhi Durbar on 12 December 1911, a ceremonial gathering which marked King George V’s succession as King Emperor of India 

Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara

Princess Eugenie wearing  Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara on her wedding day© Getty

Princess Eugenie's only tiara moment was on her wedding day to Jack Brooksbank in October 2018. 

She looked beautiful in the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, which was made by Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919. 

In 1942, they were bequeathed to Eugenie's late grandmother, the Queen.  

Lover's Knot tiara

Kate Middleton wearing The Lover's Knot tiara© Getty

Kate's go-to tiara is the Lover's Knot.

The diamond and pearl headpiece is a replica of the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara made for Queen Mary in 1913.

The jewels were also a favourite of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau tiara

Meghan Markle wore sheer foundation that showed off her freckles on her wedding day© Getty

Meghan wore Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau tiara on her wedding day to Prince Harry in 2018. 

It features a detachable floral-shaped brooch at its centre, given to the late Queen's grandmother, Queen Mary, as a wedding present in 1893 by the County of Lincoln.

The centrepiece is surrounded by nine smaller diamonds and the bandeau part of the tiara is made up of 11 intricate glittering sections, including ovals and pave set with large and small diamonds.

Boucheron Honeycomb tiara

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Believed to be one of Queen Camilla's favourite tiaras, which belonged to the royal family's society friend, Mrs Greville. 

Many of her jewels were left to the royal family after her death in 1942. 

Queen Mary's Diamond Fringe tiara

Princess Anne wearing Queen Mary's diamond fringe tiara on her wedding day© Getty

Princess Elizabeth II wore Queen Mary's Diamond Fringe tiara on her wedding day to Prince Philip in 1947, and her daughter Princess Anne was later given the honour for her first marriage to Captain Mark Phillips in 1973. 

Princess Beatrice was also loaned the headpiece on her wedding day to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020.

Lotus Flower tiara

The Princess of Wales wearing the Lotus Flower tiara and her GCVO sash for the Diplomatic reception© Getty

Kate made her debut in this tiara at the Diplomatic Corps reception in 2013. 

The pretty diamond tiara was made from a necklace given as a wedding gift to the Queen Mother.

Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara

The Queen wearing Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara© Getty

This sparkling tiara was presented to Queen Alexandra, when Princess of Wales, for her 25th wedding anniversary in 1888 by the 'Ladies of Society'. 

The shape of this tiara is based on a traditional Russian headdress called a ‘kokoshnik’ and it can be worn as a necklace. 

Festoon tiara

Princess Anne wearing Festoon tiara© Getty

The Princess Royal was gifted this diamond headpiece as a wedding present in 1973. 

Her former daughter-in-law, Autumn Kelly, also wore it on her wedding day to Peter Phillips in 2008. 

Meander tiara

Zara Phillips waving to crowds at her royal wedding with Mike Tindall © Getty

This tiara was inherited from Prince Philip's side of the family. 

It belonged to Philip's mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, who later passed it down to her daughter-in-law, Princess Elizabeth II. 

Princess Anne has often wore the tiara and she loaned it to her daughter, Zara Phillips, for her nuptials to Mike Tindall in 2011.  

George VI Victorian Suite

Queen Camilla wearing George VI Victorian Suite© Getty

To host the first state visit of King Charles's reign, Queen Camilla made her debut in the late Queen's sapphire jewels.

It commissioned by Her Late Majesty in 1963 to match a sapphire necklace and earrings set given to Elizabeth from her father George VI on her wedding day in 1947.


Brazilian Aquamarine Parure

Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure© Getty

The Queen was gifted a diamond and aquamarine necklace and earrings set from the people of Brazil for her coronation in 1953. 

She is said to have commissioned Garrards to make her a matching tiara in 1957.

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