Princess Eugenie wedding: Bride wears priceless emerald tiara loaned by the Queen

12 October 2018, 11:06 | Updated: 22 October 2018, 16:47

Princess Eugenie Of York wearing the pricless emerald tiara
Princess Eugenie Of York wearing the pricless emerald tiara. Picture: Getty

Princess Eugenie wore a tiara from 1919 when she walked down the aisle.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are having the second royal wedding of the year when once more, all eyes will be on St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

People will be particularly curious about what the Duke of York's daughter will be wearing on her head when she appears on the steps of the church.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that Princess Eugenie is wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by Her Majesty The Queen.

The tiara was made by Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919 in the fashionable ‘kokoshnik’ style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court. 

The tiara is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side. The tiara was bequeathed by Mrs Greville to Queen Elizabeth in 1942.

Princess Eugenie is wearing diamond and emerald drop ear-rings which are a Wedding gift from the Groom.

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Despite being a princess, up until now Eugenie will never have been permitted to wear a tiara as royals cannot wear crown jewels until they are married.

Friday 12th October will be the first day Princess Eugenie will wear a tiara and many are speculating she will wear the York Tiara, worn by her mother Sarah Ferguson on her wedding day in 1986.

Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew on their wedding day in 1986
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew on their wedding day in 1986. Picture: PA

When Fergie married the Queen's second son, Prince Andrew, she received the specially commissioned tiara from Her Majesty.

The tiara is now part of the Crown Jewels collection and royal fans will no doubt be interested to see if Eugenie keeps in family tradition.