The Glittering Royal Events Sites presents you with a review of the best bejewelled surprises that were to be seen during the Danish Royal Wedding festivities. Our deepest thanks to Volker Liepert and Stig Nielsen for the help with the pictures and to all those who collaborated, though perhaps unwilling, by providing pictures and information about the tiaras worn on the 13th and 14th May 2004.
HRH The Princess of Tirnovo, born Miriam Ungrķa, wore a previously unseen diamond tiara to the wedding at Copenhagen Cathedral. It is not know if this piece is property of the Bulgarian Royal Family or was borrowed by Princess Kardam for the occasion. Her demi-parure of what are believed to be coral stones had not been seen before either.
HRH The Princess of Hannover, born Princess Caroline of Monaco, dramatically appeared with a tiara that had not been seen for several decades and was thought to be lost. Its reapearance in its old glory on the head of the elegant Princess was one of the surprises of the Royal Wedding. The tiara was a wedding present to HRH The Prince of Hannover's grandmother, HRH Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, when she married the future Prince of Hannover and reigning Duke of Braunschweig in 1913. The Prussian Princess, grandmother of Prince Ernst August but also of King Constantine II of The Hellenes and Queen Sofia of Spain, wears it on the left above and on the right below, along with other wedding presents.
Equally dramatic appearance of HRH The Duchess of Calabria on the arm of her husband. Wearing her first tiara ever on the occasion of the gala held at the Royal Theatre of Copenhagen, the Italian Princess, born Camilla Crociani, choose a beautiful parure of diamonds and what are possibly rubies that had never been seen before. The tiara has floral motifs.