Royal style – Princess Elizabeth, her tiara can be Mrs. Feiste’s crown

Crown Princess Elizabeth of Belgium appeared on Friday in Oslo, wearing a tiara unknown to the Belgian royal family. A gift from his parents would have belonged to Prince Harry’s godmother.

A mystery swirls around the birthday party of Norwegian Princess Ingrid Alexandra. But what was this tiara worn by Crown Princess Elizabeth of Belgium? The daughter of King Philip of Belgium and Queen Mathilde came to Oslo, with the latter, to take part in the gala dinner organized by King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway for the birthday of their eighteenth child. Second in the order of succession after her father.

Princess Elizabeth of Belgium and her mother, Queen of Belgium Mathilde in Oslo, June 17, 2022

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The Duchess of Brabant, now an Oxford student, wore a pretty pink strapless dress with an Armani Privé-branded chain-embellished skirt. The 20-year-old had her hair up in a bun and placed a majestic diamond tiara on her head. Which – the Belgian press was official – was not in the jewelry box of the Belgian royal family. So where did it come from?

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An answer was provided on the Russian Treasure Instagram account dedicated to the jewelry of the Romanovs, the former Russian imperial family. Because this crown is very similar to the one signed by Faberge, which Tsar Nicholas II gave to his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, in 1897 for their fourth birthday together. Except that this also included pearls. So it is suggested that this piece was not unique, or that the Parisian goldsmith was inspired by the innovation of one of his colleagues. Russian Treasure suggests, in a 1925 photo in support, that the tiara worn by the heiress to the crown of Belgium is actually the tiara of Lady Evelyn Veste, born in the United States and wife of William, 1st Baron Veste. This gem would have been passed down from generation to generation within this family. However, the second wife of 3e Baron Veste and Lady Celia, close friend of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and godmother to Prince Harry, died on November 28, 2020 at the age of 71. So the puzzle will be solved. anyway…

Mathilde and Philip confirmed that they bought her this tiara for her 18th birthday

For its part, the Belgium court certainly confirmed to the Belgian press, apparently without further details, that this tiara was given to King Philip and Queen Mathilde which he gave to Princess Elizabeth on her eighteenth birthday. The birthday she celebrated on October 25, 2019. Did Lady Feste sell it before her death? Unless it belongs to another branch of the family or already to another person to whom it could have been transferred a long time ago. What if it was in fact another copy from another source? Perhaps the palace will lift the veil one day.

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