When Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey, on 20 November, 1947, Great Britain was still recovering from the war, as such, things were rather austere throughout the United Kingdom.
Nontheless,the future Queen, entered the Abbey in a fairy tale princess wedding gown, complete with a long, flowing veil and a brilliantly beautiful tiara.
The tiara, featuring a "spiked" design, was actually a "fringe" necklace, that once had belonged to King George III and in later years, presented to Queen Victoria. It was she that eventually had it modified in the form of a tiara, becoming one of her favourite headpieces. Prior to her death, she bequeathed the tiara to the British Crown and it passed through several members of the British royal house, including Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. In 1947, she loaned the tiara to her daughter Elizabeth and again, in 1973, to her grand daughter, Princess Anne, for their respective royal nuptials.
Today, you, the would be royal bride, can walk down the aisle with a headpiece that has been inspired by the original tiara, however updated for today's bridal fashions.
The Queen Elizabeth II Wedding Tiara is encrusted with brilliantly faceted Austrian clear crystals, mounted on gleaming silver tone metal, attached to an expandable headband for a secure fit.
Measures 2 1/2 inches in height by 6-10 inches in width, depending on how wide the headband is expanded.
Also ideal for quinceaneras, first communions, homecoming queens and pageants.
Available in both gold and silver tone metal settings, please specify preference when ordering.
Item # K-57-S for silver tone
Item # K-57-G for gold tone
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