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British newspaper the Mirror reports that Kate Middleton will most likely wear the Cambridge Lovers Knot tiara, the priceless pearl and diamond piece often worn by Princess Diana, on her wedding day. But the royal family has plenty of other priceless headpieces in its possession for the future bride. Take a look at some of their most spectacular crowning glories and decide which one should be the top contender.,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=966590&pid=966589&uts=1292885462

Royal Tiaras: Which One Will Kate Middleton Wear?

Lady Eve Greville formed a committee to raise money from "the girls of Great Britain and Ireland" for this little gem, which was a gift to the future Queen Mary for her wedding in 1893. Mary then gave the diamond scroll design by Garrard to her granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, upon her marriage in 1947.

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Royal Tiaras: Which One Will Kate Middleton Wear?

Originally commissioned by Queen Mary around 1913 (based on the design of one of her grandmothers' tiaras), this treasure was then passed down to her granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen gave it to Princess Diana as a wedding gift when she married Prince Charles, and the tiara has since been primarily associated with Diana, who frequently wore it (though returned it to the Queen after she and Charles divorced). The tiara has a strong French influence, with openwork arches, each enclosing a pearl. Prince William already gave Kate his mother's sapphire engagement ring, so perhaps it will be apropos for Kate to wear the tiara, too.

Royal Tiaras: Which One Will Kate Middleton Wear?

Diana's family tiara, which she wore for her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 (it was reportedly her "something borrowed"), features an enchanting pattern of stylized flowers decorated with diamonds in silver settings. Owned by the Spencer family, the heirloom was more recently worn by Victoria Lockwood for her wedding in 1989.

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Royal Tiaras: Which One Will Kate Middleton Wear?

As her first royal coronet, Charles' bride Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, wore this diamond headpiece in 2005. The tiara features a circle of brilliant-cut diamonds mounted in gold and set in platinum, and was loaned to her by the Queen. Made by Garrard in the early 1900s, the tiara was previously worn by Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar to celebrate the coronation of King George V.

Royal Tiaras: Which One Will Kate Middleton Wear?

The Duchess of Teck, Princess Adelaide, had a love of jewelry, and passed this rose and crescent tiara, along with many other jewels, to her daughter Queen Mary. If it's still in the royal vault, it could be an off-the-radar choice for Kate, who may come to love diamonds as much as her predecessors.

Royal Tiaras: Which One Will Kate Middleton Wear?

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  • Sharon

    Camilla does not deserve tiara, she should be ashame to wear it.

  • mary

    You are right , but let's keep in mind who the real pig is . CHARLES of course.

  • Kim

    I agree whole heartedly!

  • Peter

    Camilla has a royal halter,bridal and bit along with a saddle.

  • Sharon

    I think she should wear PRINCESS DIANAS'

  • crystal swisher

    I think she should wear her own tiara, if she has to wear one at all. Why should she have to wear a "used" tiara and I would think that anything she does "in the name of Diana" would be cursed and I would be absolutely terrified to attempt to follow in her footsteps in any way.

  • Mindi

    Princess Diana wore her family tiara, the Spencer tiara. It is still in the Spencer family and not available to Kate.

  • memphisbelle

    I vote for the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" tiara. It strikes me as less overly elaborate.

    Oh, who am I trying to kid. I'd happily take each and every one of them if offered to me.

  • Melinda

    Yet again, wrong information on these sites regarding the Royal Family. Princess Anne wore the FRINGE TIARA, not the Girls of Britain one! The two look nothing like one another! How hard is it to get the facts right!!!??????

  • memphisbelle

    Melinda, I don't see the Fringe tiara in the slide show.

  • memphisbelle

    Melinda, I don't see the Fringe tiara in the slideshow.

    (Sorry if doublepost.)

  • Alexandra

    My vote goes for the "Girls of Britain" Tiara. Firstly, (and foremost!), it is THE most beautiful tiara the Queen owns! It is reported that she has said it is her favourite tiara....and she has VERY good taste! It has been nick-named the "fairy-queen" tiara -- and it's easy to see why. Also, it was given to Queen Mary by the "Girls of Britain".....very inclusive, and a reminder that it takes EVERYONE, royalty and commonality alike, to make a great country! Last but not least, Kate Middleton herself IS a "girl of Britain". What tiara could be more moving, beautiful.....and appropriate? { : )

  • Renny

    I totally agree Kate should wear the "Girls of Britain", but the Cambridge Lovers Knot is more beautiful.

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