THE CARTIER HALO
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.