Prior to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, we took a look at some of the tiaras owned by the British royal family that I thought could be bridal possibilities. One of those guesses, the Scroll Tiara, turned out to be correct. Since its starring role in the wedding, we have new information, new pictures, and a new name for this piece. Thus, this updated and rewritten tiara history.
Prior to the wedding of William and Kate, this tiara was commonly known as the Scroll Tiara. In the official information released about the bride's attire, the Palace referred to it as a 'halo' tiara, so I'll call it the Halo Scroll Tiara. This delicate diamond piece has served as something of a starter tiara for royal ladies throughout the years, beginning with Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
The Queen has made a practice of lending it out, however. The first loan was to Princess Margaret, and it became a go-to tiara in her early years. She stopped wearing it as her own tiara collection grew, especially after the Queen Mother gave Margaret the papyrus or lotus flower tiara.
Cambridge Lover's Knot. Running on the assumption that this will continue to be the tiara that the Duchess of Cambridge is allowed to borrow until she has more to pick from, it's a great all-purpose diamond piece and it has a modern look that suits the style we've come to know from Kate.
original Scroll post: it was originally bought for a commoner that became a Duchess, and then a Queen; the same ultimate outcome we expect from Catherine. And its origins are with one of the only women that have managed to make that transition successfully, both with the country and at home, in the last century. Additionally, a tiara that once belonged to a Scottish girl is perhaps a nice nod to the Scottish beginning of William and Kate.