Pearls: The Royal Jewel

Turns out that we’re not the only people who love pearls and know they’re always fit for a queen. A fashion icon, Kate Middleton frequently makes headlines for her fashion choices, so it was no surprise when she caused a media frenzy when she was spotted wearing a royal tiara on her way to the annual state reception at the Queen’s palace. The famous “Lotus Flower” Tiara she wore has been worn by both young royals and those of a certain age, including by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.

The Lotus Flower tiara is described in Geoffrey C. Munn’s book Tiaras, A History of Splendour, as “one of the prettiest of Queen Elizabeth’s tiaras … arranged as a band of stylized lotus flowers and overreaching arches, with the graduated pinnacles surmounted by a single pearl.”

Princess Kate isn’t the only young royal to prove that pearl’s aren’t just for mother Queens. Her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, wore tiaras featuring pearls on multiple occasions, and Queen Elizabeth wore this very same Lotus Tiara in the 1920’s, accentuated by multiple pearl strands. Kate added a youthful touch to this royal outfit in an Alexander McQueen gown; arriving in style in a chauffeur driven Bentley.

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The late Princess Diana wearing the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara

In addition, the Lotus tiara isn’t the only royal vestiment of jewelry that features pearls — the Grand Duchess Vladmir Tiara and The Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, both feature dangling pearl drops and have been worn by multiple royals across regimes and decades, proving what we already know: pearls make you look like a princess no matter what age you are.

Want to get a royal look? This 12 Strand Antique Diamond Pearl Necklace is definitely fit for a queen.

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