Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex welcomed their beloved daughter back in 2021, and royal fans were delighted when a picture of Lilibet at a picnic in Windsor was released last month to mark her first birthday. Lilibet Diana was named in tribute to two famous royal figures, the Queen and the late Princess Diana, and she is a member of both the Royal Family and the Spencer family. As Royals are known to choose jewellery for symbolic reasons, Lilibet may wish to pay tribute to members of her family on her wedding day with her tiara choice – here are the three poignant options she could choose from.
Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara
In tribute to her namesake, Queen Elizabeth II, Lilibet may wear the same tiara then Princess Elizabeth wore in 1947 to marry the Duke of Edinburgh.
Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara was commissioned by the Queen’s paternal grandmother, Queen Mary, so the piece has strong royal provenance.
The tiara originally started life as a wedding necklace gifted to Mary by Queen Victoria in the 19th Century, but Mary had it altered so it could also be worn as a kokoshnik-style diadem.
The tiara is famous for its striking spikes, and it consists of 47 graduated gem-encrusted bars of varying lengths, interspersed with 46 thinner diamond spikes.
If Lilibet wears Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara on her wedding day, she would be the fourth generation of royals to wear the classic piece for their nuptials.
After the Queen, Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara was worn by Princess Anne when she married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973.
The Queen’s granddaughter Princess Beatrice also wore the stunning piece when she married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020.
The Spencer Tiara
As her granddaughter, Lilibet may choose to wear the late Princess Diana’s famous Spencer Tiara if she ties the knot.
An heirloom belonging to the aristocratic Spencer family, the tiara was worn by Lady Diana Spencer when she married Prince Charles in 1981.
The piece also became a firm favourite of Diana’s during her time as a member of the Royal Family, and it was frequently swapped with the Queen’s Lover’s Knot Tiara for royal engagements.
The Spencer Tiara has been worn by several Spencer women at their weddings over the years and, as a member of the Spencer family herself, Lilibet could also get the chance to wear it for her big day.
The tiara was most recently worn by a Spencer bride in 2018 when Diana’s niece Celia McCorquodale wore it to her wedding in Lincolnshire.
Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer, however, opted not to wear the iconic gem for her 2021 wedding in Italy.
Another royal who may wear the Spencer Tiara if she marries is Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the elder of Diana’s two granddaughters.