Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall Is One of Few Royal Brides That Didn't Wear a Wedding Tiara

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 10, 2021
07:00 A.M.
Share this pen

It is one of the rare moments in royal history that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, didn't wear a tiara on her wedding day. She instead opted for a cream hat.


Hello Magazine reported that there are two reasons why Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, didn't wear a tiara as part of her wedding attire. Firstly, her marriage to Prince Charles in April 2005 was not her first. 

In July 1973, Camilla married Major Andrew Parker-Bowles, and she actually wore a tiara at the time. On the other hand, Princess Anne chose to forgo a tiara to wed Sir Timothy Laurence in 1992.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at St Nicholas Church on September 10, 2005 in Rotherfield Greys, England. | Photo: Getty Images


The diamond-encrusted tiara belongs to Camilla's maternal grandmother Sonia Rosemary Cubitt, Baroness Ashcombe, and her daughter Laura Lopes wore the same tiara in 2006 for her own wedding.

The second reason why Camilla, a member of various charities, didn't wear a tiara on her wedding day with the Prince of Wales is that the wedding did not occur in a church. 


Camilla and Andrew had a Catholic church wedding while Camilla and Charles took an alternative route, choosing a civil service, followed by a blessing at the St George's Chapel.

She made this decision because her responsibilities outweighed her obligations to her family.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry. | Photo: Getty Images


Queen Elizabeth II did not attend the wedding, and it caused rampant speculation that she had no real support for the couple's relationship, despite her approval of the union formally.

In reality, that is not the case. Based on information available to the public, it appears that Her Majesty was jovial that Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne, finally acquired the woman he loves.

The Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour on June 8, 2019 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images


After their wedding, the Queen hosted a lavish reception and gave the couple a heartfelt speech in which she addressed the bumpy road that brought Charles and Camilla together.

Because she is the head of the Church of England, Queen Elizabeth could not attend the wedding. She made this decision because her responsibilities outweighed her obligations to her family.

The Royal family at the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping The Colour ceremony on June 13, 2015 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images


During the long-simmering romance between Charles and Princess Diana, Camilla has been painted as the intrusive third party. The pair's relationship was said to have officially begun in 1986.

Charles and Camilla made their public debut as a couple two years after the People's Princess died due to a tragic accident in 1997. Later, they began attending theaters and social events together.