Princess Alexandra: Royal wore £3million diamond wedding tiara with link to Queen

Princess Alexandra is thought to have a close relationship with her cousin, Queen Elizabeth II. On her wedding day, the royal wore a beautiful lace wedding dress and diamond tiara.

Princess Alexandra said “I do” wearing a stunning lace dress which had a fitted bodice.

Designed by John Cavanagh, it had a bandeau bodice which pulled in at the waist and continued into a full length skirt.

The entirety of the dress was covered in lace detailing, including long lace sleeves.

It was made of Valenciennes lace which also made up a matching veil and train.


Royal brides will often choose to accessorise their wedding look with a tiara.

This was something done by Queen Elizabeth II when she married Prince Philip, and has been copied by many royals since.

On her big day, Princess Alexandra wore the Kent City of London diamond fringe tiara.

The jewel has much royal significance and was first worn by Princess Marina.

In 2019, Lady Gabriella Windsor also sported the diadem when she married Thomas Kingston.

Alexandra may have acknowledged their close relationship by choosing the tiara, which was similar to one worn by the Queen at her own wedding.

Experts at The Court Jeweller stated: “Alexandra married Angus Ogilvy, the second son of the 12th Earl of Airlie, in a grand ceremony full of royal guests at Westminster Abbey.

“Her appearance at the Abbey in a family fringe tiara echoed the bridal attire of her first cousin, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1947.”

Her Majesty wore the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara at her own wedding in 1947.

It had a similar style to the one sported by Princess Alexandra.

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on March 26, 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 39, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, eight, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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