All right, hatters: it's time for...
The Official Wedding Tiara Guessing Post!
Place your wagers -- which tiara will Kate sport on her big day? There are four classic British examples in the graphic above, plus the entire British section of sparklers in the Tiara-Pedia to choose from -- and even more tiaras on top of that! Register your guess in the comments, along with your answer to this bonus question:
What color will the Queen's hat be on Friday?
Have at it, hatters!
Well, hatters, it's been all but confirmed that Crown Princess Victoria will wear the same tiara on her wedding day this week that her mother wore thirty-four years ago on the same day: Empress Joséphine's Cameo Tiara. (Queen Silvia's sporting it above at the Nobel ceremony in 2005. Also, there's the always-yummy CP in the background, though looking a bit gaunt. Perhaps the real game for all of you should be to try to see how many pictures from this week I can sneak him into?)
We'll get into the specifics of this heirloom piece in the event that Vic really does wear it ... but for now, how about a little tiara punting as far as the rest of the royal guests go? Lovely reader Jane suggested during the Danish wedding flashback posts that we should guess which tiaras the royal ladies will be blinging around in on Saturday, and I think it's a great idea.
So, I'm going to provide you a list of the royal women who have officially confirmed that they'll be in Stockholm for the wedding (which is also over at Royalty with Ella Kay) -- along with a handy link to the trusty Tiara-Pedia -- and it's your job to guess which royal will wear which tiara to the big event! Prizes for winners will consist of a chance to pat yourself on the back and a mention in the hattery post on the wedding day -- which means you'll be well and truly famous in hattery circles, LOL!
(And remember, the Tiara-Pedia's not exhaustive -- it only includes the tiaras the royal ladies have worn in public since I started blogging and those featured on hattery flashback posts -- and some of these ladies will be brand-new to the blog. Feel free to widen the net to any of the sparklers in various royal treasure boxes!)
All right, tiara fans -- start your engines!!!
Confirmed Wedding Guests
HM The Queen of Denmark
HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark
HRH The Princess of SWB
HSH Princess Alexandra of SWB
HSH Princess Nathalie of SWB
HRH The Countess of Wessex
HM The Queen of Jordan*
HRH Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein*
HRH The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
HM The Queen of Norway
HRH The Crown Princess of Norway
HH Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
HRH Crown Princess Margarita of Romania*
HRH Crown Princess Katharine of Yugoslavia*
HM The Queen of Spain
HRH The Princess of Asturias
HRH The Duchess of Lugo
HRH The Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
HM The Queen of Sweden
HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden**
HRH The Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
HM The Queen of The Netherlands
HRH Princess Máxima
HRH Princess Laurentien
HRH Princess Mabel
* A brand-new hatter for the blog!
** Well, we'll hope she shows up!