Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara
In 1913, Queen Mary asked Garrard & Co. to make a copy of a tiara owned by her grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, using her own diamonds and pearls. The tiara includes 19 lovers knot arches, 38 drop-shaped pearls, 19 of which swing from the arches and another 19 that are upright points which were eventually removed from the tiara.
Queen Mary passed on the Lover's Knot tiara to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II which she wore for multiple events. In 1981, the Queen lent the piece to Diana, The Princess of Wales which is when the tiara gained popularity and familiarity. It was rumored that Princess Diana didn't like the head piece, as it was very heavy and caused her to have painful headaches. After her divorce with Prince Charles, the tiara was handed back to The Queen. The tiara reappeared in 2015 when it was loaned to The Duchess of Cambridge who has worn it on several occasions since then.
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Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara as seen on Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess of Wales:
9 Dec 2015 - Diplomatic Reception
8 Dec 2016 - Diplomatic Reception
17 Jul 2017 - State Banquet for the King and Queen of Spain
5 Dec 2017 - Diplomatic Reception
23 Oct 2018 - State banquet for King & Queen of the Netherlands
4 Dec 2018 - Diplomatic Reception
11 Dec 2019 - Diplomatic Reception
22 Nov 2022 - State Banquet for South African President.
1 Jun 2023 - Jordanian royal wedding banquet.