Catherine, Princess of Wales, has worn her generous share of jewels during her time as a royal—but saved the tiara for only her most exclusive engagements.
Over the years, the senior royal has been seen wearing different meaningful tiaras at special royal occasions, namely at state banquets, annual diplomatic receptions, and on her wedding day. This weekend, she is expected to wear one to King Charles III‘s coronation.
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Per royal etiquette, the tiara can only be worn on evenings after 5 p.m—barring on wedding days—and is loaned to a royal for a lifetime; that royal is granted exclusive access to one or several tiaras that the monarch of the moment decides on.
Thanks to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who owned a total of 20 tiaras, Kate currently has three tiaras on loan: the Cartier Scroll, the Cambridge Lover’s Knot (also known as Queen Mary‘s Lover’s Knot), and the Lotus Flower. She has worn these three bejeweled headpieces for her most formal royal engagements, pairing them with equally glamorous gowns.
Ahead, see Princess Kate’s best tiara moments through the years.