Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - HEIRLOOMS -

The Queen’s fa­ther – then Duke of York – com­mis­sioned this tiara from Cartier in 1936 for his wife. When soon af­ter she be­came Queen El­iz­a­beth, the royal pre­ferred larger pieces and the tiara was given to their daugh­ter, Princess El­iz­a­beth, as an 18th birth­day gift in 1944. She loaned it to her sis­ter Princess Mar­garet and later her daugh­ter Princess Anne, who both liked its del­i­cate sim­plic­ity as young women. But it was in 2011 when the Halo tiara made its most pres­ti­gious out­ing, worn by Catherine Mid­dle­ton at her wed­ding to Prince Wil­liam. She teamed it with match­ing di­a­mond ear­rings, a gift from her par­ents.

Princess Anne (left) and Princess Mar­garet both wore the tiara.

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