18 January 2013

Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara

Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara
This Russian style tiara, including 488 brilliants, was a present from the Ladies of Society to mark the silver wedding anniversary of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra (then Prince and Princess of Wales) in 1888. It was made to Alexandra's request, and passed after her to Queen Mary and then to the present Queen, who counts it among her favorite tiaras.

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Appearances:
2016: British Red Cross Portrait
3 March 2015: State Visit from Mexico, State Banquet 
2010: State Visit from South Africa
1998: State Visit from Japan 
1993: CHOGM Dinner
1992: State Visit to Germany  
1983: State Visit to India 
1972: State Visit from the Netherlands
1967: Visit to Malta  
1965: State Visit to Germany   
1961: Commonwealth Visit to India and Pakistan
1958: State Visit from Germany
1958: State Visit to the Netherlands 
1954: Visit to Australia, Parliament Opening
1954: Visit to New Zealand, Parliament Opening

Photo: Royal Collection