Princess Michael of Kent has always been known for her inventive use of jewels, and here she's teamed the London Frige tiara with a diamond necklace arched over it and backed with black velvet to give it a 'kokoshnic' vibe.
Jewellery of Today's British Royalty. THE KENSINGTON BROOCH In July 1893 The Committee of the Kensington wedding gift fund representing the inhabitants of Kensington visited Princess May of Teck’s home at White Lodge, Richmond, and presented her with this bow shaped diamond brooch with a large oriental pearl drop. She wore the brooch at King Edward VII’s coronation in 1902 and at her own coronation in 1911 as an appropriate symbol of her childhood at Kensington Palace. QE II now owns it.
The Iveagh Tiara. Also called the Gloucester Leafage Tiara, this piece was given to Queen Mary as a wedding present by the Earl and Countess of Iveagh in 1893. Mary then gave the tiara as a wedding gift to her new daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Gloucester (Princess Alice). The piece, which is composed of leafage motifs in diamonds, is worn by the current duchess, Birgitte, and was worn by her daughter, Lady Rose, at her 2008 wedding.