|Princess Alice of Battenberg, 1903, likely wearing her mother's original star tiara|
|The Mountbatten Star Tiara|
|The current Countess Mountbatten of Burma on her wedding day, 1946|
Video: Patricia Mountbatten's wedding (fast forward to 2:26 for max tiara sparkle)Both Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were bridesmaids at Patricia's wedding. Footage of the dashing Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark taking Princess Elizabeth's coat in the days before the public knew a relationship existed has been replayed countless times in the years since.
The current Lady Brabourne, wearing the Mountbatten Star Tiara in 1996 for King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden's 50th birthday celebrationsThe tiara has become a bridal tiara for Countess' family. Her daughters Joanna and Amanda both wore it for their weddings, as did her daughter-in-law Penelope, the current Lady Brabourne. The most recent bride to wear the tiara was Alexandra Knatchbull, daughter of Lord and Lady Brabourne, who married last weekend.
The tiara is similar to the star version of the Dutch Pearl Button Tiara, a setting made for the 2002 wedding of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. Like the Dutch version, this star tiara shines particularly brightly as a wedding tiara. The height of the stars means it won't be overrun by a veil, and a veil provides a nice backing for a tiara with tall separate elements. The sparkle in motion would set it easily apart.See the snaps of #PrinceCharles giving away Alexandra Knatchbull on her stunning wedding day https://t.co/iuHlzAzKpL pic.twitter.com/2aO3fbahu3— HELLO! (@hellomag) June 26, 2016
Star tiaras: yay or nay?