Princess Beatrice wedding: Will she break royal tradition like Kate Middleton and Eugenie?
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo are set to marry this year after announcing their engagement in September last year. Like most royal brides, she is sure to pick a tiara from the Queen’s private collection. Kate Middleton and Princess Eugenie both broke traditions when choosing their design, will Princess Beatrice do they same?
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Princess Beatrice has not yet confirmed her wedding date, but the ceremony is believed to be taking place in Spring this year.
With the wedding fast approaching, she may have already picked out details like her dress and tiara.
Royals including Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie all borrowed jewels from the Queen to walk down the aisle.
However, Kate opted to skip a tradition of many when she picked the Cartier Halo Tiara.
Unlike many royal brides, Kate chose a design made by a French designer rather than a British one.
It was gifted to the Queen Mother by King George VI and was an anniversary present.
Princess Eugenie also broke away from picking a traditional tiara and picked the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, which had an emerald jewel.
When choosing what tiara to wear, Princess Beatrice may look to earlier royal weddings for inspiration.
In fact, she may even choose the same wedding tiara as her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, Ben Johnson, Managing Director at Miltons Diamonds, told Express.co.uk.
He said: “It’s very likely that Princess Beatrice will wear a tiara and, like her sister, will borrow one from the royal collection.
“In my opinion, she will avoid coloured gemstones and have diamonds instead.
“The Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara could be the perfect complement to her gorgeous engagement ring.”
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Princess Beatrice could choose to skip tiaras worn by modern royals and instead opt for a piece steeped in royal wedding history.
“It’s quite a modern-looking tiara that has been worn in a number of weddings,” Ben added.
“The first was Queen Elizabeth II in 1947, and the second Princess Anne in 1973, it would be great to see this beautiful piece come back for the third time.”
The tiara was commissioned by the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary, Richard Tilles, president of world-leading buyer of pre-owned jewellery Circa, told Express.co.uk.
He said: “Garrard created the Queen Mary Fringe tiara in 1919. The famous jeweller had been asked to dismantle her necklace, the wedding present given to her by Queen Victoria in 1893.
“It is made up of 47 diamond bars that are divided by smaller diamond spikes to mimic a Russian Kokoshnik Tiara. It can be also worn as a necklace.
“The Queen Mother also lent it to her granddaughter, Princess Anne, for her marriage to captain Mark Phillips in 1973.”
Princess Eugenie wedding
Who: Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank
Where: St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire
When: 12 October 2018
Dress: Eugenie’s dress was made by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos and had a full skirt, long sleeves and was ivory in colour. The dress has a low back designed to show Euegnie’s scar from scoliosis surgery, a cause she has spoken out about in the past and since the wedding.
Tiara: She wore the stunning Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by the Queen. It has a huge emerald in the middle.
Cake: The cake had five tiers and was a red velvet and chocolate cake made by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot.
Notable guests: Famous faces at the wedding included Robbie Williams, Naomi Campbell, Kate Miss, Jack Whitehall and Liv Tyler.
Kate Middleton wedding
Who: Prince William and Kate Middleton
Where: Westminster Abbey, London
When: 29 April 2011
Dress: Kate wore a dress made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The satin gown featured long lace sleeves. It had a nine foot train and the lace featured roses, daffodils, thistles and shamrocks.
Tiara: Kate borrowed the Cartier Scroll Tiara, now known as the Halo tiara. It was bought by the Queen’s father, the future King George VI, for his wife Elizabeth.
Cake: William and Kate opted for a traditional fruit cake with eight tiers. It was decorated with sugar flowers. William also had an additional chocolate biscuit cake was made from a Royal Family recipe.
Notable guests: Guests included family and friends of the couple, as well as members of the military and people who work with charities the pair support.
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