Crown Princess Mary is pretty orderly in the way she wears the tiaras at her disposal. The big gun Ruby Parure comes out for the annual New Year's Court banquet in Denmark - usually, the most formal event of the year - and then only for VIP occasions otherwise; next up is her Wedding Tiara, used for most other tiara occasions, like state banquets; and last is the modern Midnight Tiara, used mainly when a third tiara is required or sometimes for black tie events. Even her tiara usage at the last three Swedish royal weddings (pictured below) breaks down into an orderly ranking of sorts. Some say her tiara collection is too small - even though she has use of more than some of her peers - but she knows how to use them.
Mary's Diamond Necklace Tiara
And finally, the fourth option joins the collection. She seems to make an effort to leave the spotlight on her mother-in-law for big events, so premiering this as a necklace first (during an important event for Margrethe's birthday, but not the highest profile event of the celebrations) and then wearing it as a tiara first at a lower key event is classic Mary strategy. This would seem to "rank" the tiara right alongside the Wedding Tiara, but I'm looking forward to seeing how she uses it in the future.
What's your favorite Mary tiara?
Photos: via Getty Images, DR1 screencap, TV2 screencap