Princess Diana’s wedding tiara is finally going on display

Get ready for some royal sparkle this summer.

The rarely seen wedding tiara of Diana, Princess of Wales will headline a new exhibition of royal and aristocratic jewels at Sotheby’s in London, marking the first time the historic piece has been exhibited since the 1960s.

Running from May 28 to June 15, the exhibit will feature a range of royal bling including the Spencer Tiara, famously worn by Diana during her July 29, 1981 wedding to Prince Charles.

Including nearly 50 jaw-dropping items, “Power & Image: Royal and Aristocratic Tiaras” is taking place in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the coming weeks.

Princess Diana chose her family tiara for the royal wedding in 1981.
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The Spencer Tiara is on loan to Sotheby’s from Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, who famously spoke out at her funeral about the royal’s treatment by the press.

While many expected his daughter, Lady Kitty Spencer, to wear the tiara when she got married, she passed it over for her glamorous 2021 nuptials.

The tiara — which is said to have been created in 1767, according to Sotheby’s  — was most recently worn by Celia McCorquodale, the daughter of Diana and Earl Spencer’s sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, for her wedding in 2018.

Diana beamed as she wore her wedding tiara on a 1983 trip to Australia.
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The Sotheby’s display follows another royal wedding piece that went on exhibit recently; Princess Diana’s wedding dress was shown at Kensington Palace’s “Royal Style in the Making” exhibition, which ended earlier this year.

Along with Princess Diana’s tiara, visitors to Sotheby’s will be able to view one of Queen Victoria’s favorite sparklers, which features a whopper of a 15-carat emerald at its center.

The emerald and diamond piece was designed by her husband, Prince Albert, in 1845 and according to the auction house “is widely seen as one of the most elegant and sumptuous colored gemstone tiaras ever created anywhere in the world.”

Queen Victoria’s tiara features 19 inverted cabochon pear-shaped emeralds.

Three tiaras that were worn to the Queen’s coronation in 1953 will also be on display, including the stunning Derby Tiara, which was crafted for the Duchess of Devonshire in 1893.

If you’ve always dreamed about wearing (or at least seeing) a royal tiara up close, book those flights to London: The exhibit will be free to the public.