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Charlene Wittstock’s Royal Wedding Jewelry

 

Monaco royal wedding watchers got two surprises at the highly anticipated nuptials of notorious bachelor, Prince Albert and former Olympic swimmer and all around hottie, Charlene Wittstock today.

No runaway bride. And no tiara.

 

Despite rumors of cold feet, Ms. Wittstock showed up in a smashing Armani Prive wedding frock that featured a 15-foot train with elegant embroidery and Swarovski crystals. Her look was topped off with a “Diamond Spray” tiara (if you can officially call it that) created by Lorenz Baumer with 11 encrusted pear-shaped diamond, according to Usmagazine.com.

 

The couple exchanged 18-karat white gold wedding bands from Cartier in front of the usual royal suspects along with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, James Bond star Roger Moore, former supermodel Naomi Campbell, and veteran fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Now that all that formal info is out of the way – can we talk about the ‘no tiara’ decision for a sec?

 

Kindof a shocker, considering the royal protocol for such things – but I for one think the look is smashing. Love the ‘spray’ effect and think it’s the perfect fit for her updo. So there. What do you guys think?

And while the palace PR machine denies any ‘runaway bride’ scenario, I have yet to find a picture where these two look like there’s one lick of chemistry left (unlike my fav royal couple – that Swedish sensation, Crown Princess Victoria and her commoner fitness-guru-turned-prince, Daniel Westling).

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

 

Speaking of, the serious royal bling came out the night prior for a benefit concert/civil ceremony, where the only fireworks happening were…the fireworks (just kiddin’ kids).

Here are my favorite shots from the night (you can always count on the carat-heavy coffers of Sweden to light things up). BA-ling!

Can’t get enough royal watching? Stay tuned for my “Princess Catherine (aka Kate Middleton) and Wills Take North America” fashion roundup. Cheerio!

Queen Silvia of Sweden
Princess Madeleine of Sweden
Princess Mathilde of Belgium
Charlotte Casiraghi (daughter of Princess Caroline – granddaughter of Princess Grace of Monaco)

 

P.S. Anyone have any info on this cool statement necklace the Princess-to-be wore the night of her civil ceremony?

Royal Wedding Round-up


The diamond tiara set is out and about again – this time at the royal wedding of Prince Nikolaos of Greece to longtime love, Miss Tatiana Blatnik (an event planner for Diane von Furstenberg).

While the bride was the only one with a tiara to triumph (check out Jewelry.com for details), the usual suspects showed up in their summer best.

Who is your favorite royal?

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden:


Princess Letizia of Spain:


Queen Sofia of Spain:


Princess Madeleine of Sweden:

Queen Margrethe of Denmark

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark:


Prince and Princess Michael of Kent:


Infanta Elena of Spain:


The Jewelry Insider

June 21, 2010


Jewelry gawking has its favorite occasions like the Oscars and the Golden Globes, but it really doesn’t get any better than that rarest of gems – a royal wedding. This weekend, we got a crown jewel of a soiree as Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria wed the lowly commoner, Daniel Westling.

Not since Charles and Di has there been a wedding so anticipated among royal watchers, but unlike that ill-fated pairing this one’s a real love story.


In Stockholm Cathedral, 1,200 royal guests and dignitaries watched the nuptials, along with 500,000 people who lined the streets, and an estimated 500 million TV viewers from around the world. Yet the princess only had eyes for her groom, Daniel Westling – her former personal trainer turned prince charming.


Victoria wore the historic Cameo Tiara for her trip down the aisle (see Jewelry.com for more on this storied gem). It’s certainly not the blingiest bauble on the block but it suits the occasion and looks lovely on her.


Her mom, Queen Silvia, on the other hand? Well, a picture says a thousand words. Wowza!


Here are more of my favorite tiara triumphs. No one summarizes the provenance of each jewel better than blogger, Mad Hattery, so I’ll refer you to their excellent Tiara-pedia for all the specifics.

Victoria’s sister Madeleine may be smarting from her recent engagement break-up, but she can dry her tears knowing she can put these on when she’s feeling blue.


Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg:


Queen Sonja of Norway:

Queen Sofia of Spain:

Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands:


Crown Princess Letizia of Asturias:

Crown Princess Mette-Merit of Norway:


Princess Margaret Louise of Norway:

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark:

Princess Elena of Spain:

Crown Princess Mathilde of Brabant (Belgium)