Lotus Flower (Papyrus) Tiara


The second tiara of Catherine’s Royal Life was Lotus Flower Tiara also known as Papyrus Tiara. She wore it at her first Diplomatic Reception in December 2013. The tiara was originally owned by Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth I.

Dcuhess of cambridge at 2013 Diplomatic Recetption

From Order of Splendor’s blog,

Much like the Strathmore Rose Tiara, this was seen on the Queen Mother in her early years as Duchess of York and was subsequently retired from her regular tiara rotation. It was made from one of her wedding gifts, a necklace of a Greek key pattern with pendant diamonds and pearls given by her husband, the future George VI. Garrard dismantled it and created this tiara instead.

Princess Margaret Wearing Papyrus Tiara
Order of Splendor’s blog

Queen Mother passed the tiara to her younger daughter Princess Margaret in 1959 who wore this often. Princess Margaret’s daughter-in-law, Serena Viscountess Linley, wore the tiara on her wedding. After Princess Margaret’s demise, the tiara came back to Queen Elizabeth’s possession.

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Tiara came back in 2013 when Duchess wore it at Diplomatic Reception and again in 2015 at Chinese State Banquet.

Duchess of Cambridge at China State Banquet
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