Itīs the first time I donīt find this tiara ugly.
(Thanks for KarlandZita from AP for the photos)
Thanks for these great pictures, MW!
The Empire tiara indeed looked great on Josephine Charlotte, also on her mother-in-law Charlotte, on Maria Theresa not so much.
The necklace worn by Josephine Charlotte is one of these pieces which were intended to be sold in 2006 by Sothebys (estimated at 180.000 to 240.000). The tiara/necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels was a wedding gift of her father Leopold. IIRC Maria Teresa, Margaretha and Astrid had worn it on their wedding day as tiara. I never understood why they even thought about selling such a significant piece.