Kate Middleton Is Potentially Breaking a Major Tiara Tradition at the Coronation

Kate Middleton Is Potentially Breaking a Major Tiara Tradition at the Coronation

King Charles' coronation is coming up in just a couple weeks, and most of the conversation leading up to it has been about whether or not the Sussexes will attend (truly, the palace drama is on another level). But today we're here to talk about what people are wearing to this illustrious and some might say OTT event. Specifically Kate Middleton.

According to People, the Princess of Wales might ditch royal tradition and decide not to wear a tiara at the event—but the outlet notes that "conversation around the decision is still ongoing."

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"Tiaras were worn by nearly every royal lady at the Queen's coronation in 1953, as well lots of aristocratic women but times have certainly changed in 70 years," Court Jeweller writer Lauren Kiehna tells People, going on to add "I'm certainly hoping we'll see coronation tiaras, but it's possible that Charles is following the example of some of his European counterparts, like the King of the Netherlands, and setting a daytime formal dress code for the event. That would mean that we could still see some grand jewels, like necklaces, brooches and earrings but no tiaras. I'll be sad if that's true but it may just be another part of the 'de-formalizing' of the British royal world that has taken place over the last several decades."

Back in coronations of yore, apparently princesses wore purple velvet mantles with ermine trim over their dresses. And when it came to guests, men were expected to be in uniform or morning dress, while women were asked to wear evening or afternoon dresses with a veil. Chances are the vibes will be much more modern for King Charles' big day, but we'll see!

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