|Queen Amélie's Diamond Tiara|
|Wedding gifts including this tiara (center). At right is a matching necklace given by Queen Maria Pia.|
Video: Part of the 1995 Braganza weddingWhen Queen Amélie died, she returned the tiara to the line of claimants to the Portuguese throne by leaving it to her godson, Duarte Pio, the current Duke of Braganza. Still, the tiara would not be seen again until the Duke married Isabel de Herédia on May 13, 1995, more than 40 years after Amélie's death. The new Duchess of Braganza perched the grand diadem on top of an elaborate hairstyle with flowers tucked all around for their wedding, the first royal wedding in Portugal since Amélie wed Carlos in 1886.
|Amélie (left) and Isabel (right)|
Does this earn a spot on your list of favorite diamond tiaras?
Photos: Cardoso/Portuguese Royal House, Leitão & Irmão, Wikimedia Commons