With your indulgence I will repost a comment I left on the Jewels board:
The couple and advisors will weigh how much and how soon to invoke the memory of Diana in the jewels Catherine wears... seems as if with the engagement ring William is meeting the issue head on and refusing to act as if his mother's memory is always to be a sad or haunting one. You could think of the ring and this tiara as representing the hopeful and well-meaning part of his parents' marriage and partnership, which after all produced William. So I too think the Lovers' Knot tiara will be seen sooner rather than later on Catherine. While many choices within the British family's holdings make aesthetic sense for a bride (Scroll, Strathmore Rose) I don't think those always have the symbolic weight that tends to be a hallmark in the British royal weddings.
Nor I believe Catherine will wear a tiara that has been associated with Princess Anne (scroll, even the fringe) or Princess Margaret (Lotus, Scroll, various), the Strathmore family (Strathmore Rose wedding gift)... because the British Queen seems always very conscious of the symbolisms of these pieces. I think working from the precedents of Anne, Sarah, Diana, Autumn, and Sophie, Catherine will wear for the wedding and after something associated with the monarchy itself or with consorts: with the Queen, the groom's mother, earlier consorts, or Queen Victoria. Maybe she will wear some piece of Middleton family jewelry for her wedding, but I don't think they would buy a tiara for her... a tiara from William's family would be preferred above all because of its signal of approval and acceptance.
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