When, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex married Sophie Rhys-Jones on June 19, 1999 a big tiara mystery started. The Tiara or any parts of the tiara were seen before. (Minus the diamonds.)
During the time that Edward and Sophie just married it was reported that her diamond tiara made out of four open scrollwork motifs (but they reported 3) came from the Queen’s private collection and designed and remodeled by the Crown Jeweller, Garrard.
The place where the diamonds and parts came from were a mystery. Plenty of theories have been said over the years (a lot of talk over tiara, wow). The 4 parts are actually from four detachable antemions from Queen Victoria’s regal circlet. (below)
If you look in the lid you can see the 4 parts of the tiara. Many people have drawn lines between the history behind the Jewels the Queen has given to her daughters-in-law. Diana, Princess of Wales got the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara. Sarah, Duchess of York was given her wedding tiara. And we all know those didn’t end well…
The tiara has been given hate. (It’s just a tiara, gosh.) This tiara is Sophie’s go to tiara, wearing it to royal weddings and galas. She wore the tiara to Mette-Marit and Haakon, Märtha Louise and Ari, Mary and Frederik, Victoria and Daniel, Charlene and Albert. She although has worn other tiaras too:
The Aquamarine Tiara which I am sure was bought. And the Floral Button tiara was a loan at Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson’s Wedding.