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The Swedish royal court announced this week that Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld, husband of King Carl Gustaf's sister Princess Désirée, passed away at the age of 82.
| Princess Désirée and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld|
By Frankie Fouganthin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
I've had the tiara featured below on my list to cover for some time. Since it has connections to this couple, it seemed an appropriate choice for this week.
|Queen Louise's Diamond Tiara|
Princess BirgittaAs queen consort, Louise had full use of the big pieces in the Swedish tiara collection, so her small tiara got more use as a loaner for the young princesses in the family. Her step-granddaughters, Princesses Margaretha, Birgitta, Désirée, and Christina, all wore the diamond tiara. These four princesses, nicknamed the Haga Princesses because of their upbringing at Haga Palace, are the elder sisters of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
|Princess Désirée wears Queen Louise's Diamond Tiara and Princess Margaretha wears the Four Button Tiara on the cover of a book celebrating their respective weddings|
Désirée and Niclas at their wedding ballEach of the Haga Princesses ended up with at least one tiara of their own through gifts from different people: the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik for Margaretha, a pearl tiara for Birgitta, this tiara for Désirée, and the now-stolen Queen Sophia's Diamond and Pearl Tiara for Christina.
Who do you think wore this one best?