Sophie, the wife of Prince Edward, wore a stunning tiara on her wedding day in June 1999.
Known as the Anthemion Tiara, this piece of jewellery is special because of its unique historical significance.
Sophie of Edinburgh’s wedding tiara
It is widely believed that Sophie’s tiara was created from a set of removable jewels that were originally part of Queen Victoria’s Regal Circlet, made by Garrard in 1853.
The tiara was a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth II and features detachable pieces from Queen Victoria’s crown with white diamonds set in anthemion motifs.
These anthemions create the pointed palmette design seen at the royal couple’s wedding.
The Anthemion tiara, with its removable pieces, is a stunningly versatile piece of jewelry that the Duchess of Edinburgh has worn on several occasions.
The delicacy of the piece and its elegant design have made it an iconic piece of British royalty.
In fact, Sofia has worn this piece more often than any other, and thanks to its great historical significance, the Anthemion Tiara will always be one of the most precious jewels in the British royal family.