Diamonds, pearls and turquoises were all sparkling in the tiaras chosen by Norway's royals this week
There was a trio of tiara triumphs on display last night in Oslo as the Norwegian Royal Family hosted the traditional dinner held every year for members of the country's parliament. The event has been held ever since 1906 and included a speech from the King of Norway and, this year, a menu featuring vegetables grown in the palace gardens. Plus tiaras. Three glittering, gorgeous tiaras. We got pearls, we got diamonds, we got turquoises. Yes, turqoises. Here are the diadems that sparkled at this traditional Norwegian royal event.
Queen Sonja treated us to a glimpse of one of her most famous tiaras, the diadem with the most dramatic story of them all. Sonja wore the Queen Maud Pearl and Diamond Tiara in its full form and sparkled and then some.
Princess Astrid treated us to a viewing of one of the most unusual tiaras around right now, another sparkler that began life with Queen Maud and which looks about as Edwardian as a tiara can in 2016; Queen Maud's Turquoise Tiara is the personal property of King Harald's big sister and it's one of the most striking pieces in regular royal use.