Kate’s Wedding Day Crown
Update: The Crown Kate Wore
Name: Cartier Halo Tiara
Made in 1936
Purchased by the Duke of York (Later the King George VI) who purchased it for the Queen Mother (Elizabeth I)
Queen Mother gave it to Princess Elizabeth (Elizabeth II and also current Queen of England) on her 18th birthday
What crown will Kate going to wear down the aisle April 29th? Talk about something borrowed! I mean you have to be some kind of BEAST if you Queen Elizabeth II lets you borrow her crown for your wedding!
The name of the crown is the George III Tiara.
The crown jewel was made in 1919 for Queen Mary. This crown is made from diamonds taken from a necklace purchased by Queen Victoria from Collingwood & Co for a wedding present for Queen Mary in 1893. In August 1936 Queen Mary gave the tiara to Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth let her daughter, and current queen, Elizabeth II wear it for her wedding in 1947.
Queen Elizabeth (the first one… aka the Queen Mother) let her granddaughter, Princess Anne wear in in 1973 to her marriage with Captain Mark Phillips.
There are a lot of crowns for Kate to wear, but if she does decide to wear this crown she will be the first “commoner” to EVER rock it. How amazing!
It is also rumored that Kate may commission her own crown. That would be beyond awesome.
Nevertheless, finding ANY information out about this wedding is pointless. I guess it’s funny to have the rest of the world BEGGING to know what you are going to wear to the wedding, the crown, the jewels. I bet CNN, FaceBook, MSNBC are all going to CRASH! What sucks is they are 6 hours ahead of us so I plan on getting to work at *gasp* 5AM to make sure I watch the wedding on CNN or FaceBook online.