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Princess Diana’s wedding tiara captivated royal aficionados during her 1981 nuptials to Prince Charles, and this past weekend, another royal dazzled in the Spencer tiara for the first time since the late princess’s tragic 1997 death.
Celia McCorquodale, the princess’s niece, donned the iconic tiara for her wedding to George Woodhouse at St. Andrew and St. Mary’s Church in Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, England, on Saturday, and the resemblance between her and Princess Di was uncanny.
The bride looked radiant in the Spencer heirloom, which has been in the family since 1919, when Lady Cynthia Hamilton (Diana’s grandma) married Albert, Viscount Althorp, the future 7th Earl Spencer. The ornate headpiece features diamond tulips, stars, and scrolls, and is basically a very expensive slice of heaven.
Of course, Diana and Celia aren’t the only Spencers to have worn the tiara. Princess Di’s sisters – Lady Sarah McCorquodale (Celia’s mom) and Lady Jane Fellowes – also wore the tiara on their wedding days, as did Diana’s brother Charles’s first wife, Victoria Lockwood.
One thing’s for sure: Celia’s “something borrowed” definitely trumps our mother-in-law’s hankie.