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January 27, 2014

Countess of Wessex's Anthemion Tiara

Countess Sophie
Countess Sophie
Creation:  This tiara was made in 1999 by David Thomas of Asprey and Garrard using four detachable anthemions from Queen Victoria's Regal Circlet.

Materials:  diamonds

Provenance:
  1. Countess Sophie of Wessex; on the occasion of her 1999 marriage to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Regal Circlet case with spaces for the anthemions
Questions:  
  • Is this tiara the Countess of Wessex's personal property or is it just a lifetime loan that will return to the monarch?

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