Princess Margaret’s Poltimore Wedding Tiara

Princess Margaret A Life of ContrastsTiaraIn the 1960s, Princess Margaret was known as a woman of sophistication, setting many fashion trends as she appeared at royal engagements looking distinguished and elegant. Christopher Bailey, designer for Burberry sited Princess Margaret for his inspiration for the 2006 Spring Summer Burberry Prorsum collection. On May 6th, 1960, Princess Margaret married Photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, which was the first royal wedding to be televised to the public. Their wedding captured the publics interest and intrigue into royal life and their curiosity in her personal life as she was always in the spotlight for her fashion trends. The Princess’s wedding dress was designed by Norman Hartnell, was rather simple for a royal gown, at the princesses request. It was her tiara that made headlines, for its value and beauty, which the princess wore on many other occasions.

The Poltimore tiara Princess Margaret wore on her wedding day was purchased prior to her wedding, and was seen wearing the tiara in the form of the necklace prior to her wedding and continued to wear the piece in its various forms on many state occasions after her wedding day. The Poltimore Tiara was originally created by Garrards in 1870 for Lady Poltimore, the wife of the 2nd Baron Poltimore. The tiara was sold in 2006 at an auction in Christie’s which fetched $1.7 million, far more than its $360,000 pre-sale estimate.

More than 800 pieces of Margaret's jewelry and furniture were auctioned that day along with a diamond riviere Margaret also wore on her wedding day which she had inherited after her grandmother Queen Mary's death in 1953. It became one of her signature pieces and was sold for nearly £1 million at the 2006 auction. The auction proceeds paid the inheritance tax on the princess's estate, while the additional money was donated to the fund at the Stroke Association.

Princess Margaret's Poltimore Wedding Tiara

Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts

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Princess Margaret's Poltimore Wedding Tiara

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Princess Margaret's Poltimore Wedding Tiara

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Princess Margaret's Wedding Diamond Necklace

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Princess Margaret's Poltimore Wedding Tiara

Princess Margaret's Poltimore Tiara

Princess Margaret's Poltimore Tiara

Princess Margaret's Poltimore Tiara

Princess Margaret's Poltimore Tiara

Princess Margaret's Poltimore Tiara

Princess Margaret's Poltimore Wedding Tiara

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3 comments to Princess Margaret’s Poltimore Wedding Tiara

  • Beautiful old pics of Princess Margaret. Stunning…

  • Jim

    Nice post which More than 800 pieces of Margaret’s jewelry and furniture were auctioned that day along with a diamond riviere Margaret also wore on her wedding day which she had inherited after her grandmother Queen Mary’s death in 1953. It became one of her signature pieces and was sold for nearly £1 million at the 2006 auction.Thanks a lot for posting this article.

  • $1.7m? It’s amazing how valuable something like this tiara can be. I wouldn’t turn it down if offered, I must admit, but it’s hardly the type of thing you’d wear to the supermarket… M.

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