25 August 2016

Tiara Thursday: The Tiaras of Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Because Crown Princess Mette-Marit just passed her birthday (happy 43rd!), and because it's her wedding anniversary (happy 15th!), I believe a tiara retrospective is in order. Sometimes it might seem like she only has the one tiara at her disposal...but that is not the case. As always, click the tiara name for the full story.
Jørgen Gomnæs/Det kongelige hoff
Her wedding tiara and her constant favorite ever since, this is the tiara that most associate with this fair crown princess. There's no doubt that it suits her exceptionally well - when King Harald and Queen Sonja selected this wedding gift, they knew what they were doing.
Mette-Marit actually did wear another tiara before her wedding day, she just didn't wear it as an actual tiara. She wore the Vifte Tiara as a necklace for a pre-wedding dinner, and has worn it as a necklace on a few occasions since. We've yet to see her give it a go as a headpiece.
Sølve Sundsbø/Det kongelige hoff
Her second tiara option came along in 2004, when Queen Sonja gave her the Amethyst Necklace Tiara. This tiara certainly takes a back seat to the Diamond Daisy Tiara, sometimes going so long between uses you can nearly forget she has it. It's not the greatest amethyst tiara out there, but it is a flexible little parure, and I like seeing it in use.

The Diamond Daisy Tiara and the Amethyst Necklace Tiara are Crown Princess Mette-Marit's two tiara choices, basically. For one very special occasion, however - the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel in 2010 - she got to test drive a different model. The smaller setting of Queen Maud's Pearl and Diamond Tiara is a universally flattering jewel that looked right at home tilted back on her blond locks. I'd love to see it on her again. 

What's your favorite tiara on Crown Princess Mette-Marit?