Published On: Mon, Aug 17th, 2020

Princess Anne tiara: Royal wore Queen Elizabeth II’s Queen Mary Fringe at wedding

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As a senior royal, Princess Anne, 69, is regularly spotted at events with the Queen, 94. The tiara she wore at her wedding could show her close relationship with the monarch.

They are the parents of two, Zara Tindall, 39, and Peter Phillips, 42.

For her wedding – which took place at Westminster Abbey – Princess Anne wore a timeless white gown.

The dress had a high neck and fitted bodice with long puff sleeves.

The stunning gown was designed by Maureen Baker for the fashion label Susan Small.

Sticking with royal tradition, Princess Anne borrowed a tiara from the Queen’s collection.

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She wore the eye-catching Queen Mary Fringe tiara which has a special link to the Queen.

The monarch may have shown her close relationship with Princess Anne by lending her the tiara she wore on her own wedding day, 26 years before.

Most recently, the headpiece was worn by Princess Beatrice, who married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a small ceremony on July 17, 2020.

The tiara reportedly has a whopping valuation of £5million and is steeped in royal history, according to Richard Tille, president of world-leading buyer of pre-owned jewellery Circas.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “Garrard created the Queen Mary Fringe tiara in 1919.

Richard continued: “It is made up of 47 diamond bars that are divided by smaller diamond spikes to mimic a Russian Kokoshnik Tiara.

“Queen Elizabeth II didn’t wear her wedding tiara regularly as it remained in her mother’s jewel collection until she died in 2002.

“She now wears it often. While many might say this piece is priceless, some royal pieces do come up for sale now and then. When they do, royal provenance can multiply the value many times.”

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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 26 March 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, 71, is currently second-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 35. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.



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