Why Lady Kitty Spencer Might Have Snubbed Spencer Tiara On Her Wedding Day Last Year

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Lady Kitty Spencer may not have worn the Spencer tiara on her wedding day last year because she associated it with ‘painful’ memories, a jewelry expert says.

The society figure, who is known for her ultra-feminine, polished style and turns 32 tomorrow, married Michael Lewis, 63, in Italy last summer.

Princess Diana’s niece married the South African millionaire in a dream location but shocked royal fans by deciding not to wear her aunt’s wedding tiara to her own nuptials.

The Spencer Tiara was worn by Princess Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981, and worn by her on numerous occasions following her big day.

Lady Kitty Spencer married Michael Lewis in Italy last year, but decided not to wear her family heirloom Spencer Tiara for the big day.

Lady Kitty Spencer married Michael Lewis in Italy last year, but decided not to wear her family heirloom Spencer Tiara for the big day.

The tiara is a family heirloom that was also worn by all of Diana’s sisters on their wedding day.

After the princess’s death in 1997, the Spencer tiara was presumably returned to Earl Charles Spencer, Diana’s younger brother and Lady Kitty’s father.

The tiara belongs to the Spencer family, not the royal family, and was worn by Kitty’s own mother, Victoria Aitken, when she married Charles Spencer in 1989, making it all the more surprising that the young socialite decided not to wear the tiara back in the year. past.

Founder of prestigepawnbrokers.co.uk, James Constantinou told express.co.uk why he believed Lady Kitty Spencer shunned the idea of ​​wearing the tiara, saying that personal taste and painful memories may have combined.

The Spencer tiara was worn by her late aunt Princess Diana on her wedding day in 1981

The Spencer tiara was worn by her late aunt Princess Diana on her wedding day in 1981

He explained that there has been speculation that Kitty was influenced by a number of factors on her wedding day.

He said: ‘First, she wanted to combine her love of Italy with her English heritage, which involved flower garlands worn in her hair.’

Also, Lady Kitty might have a definite idea of ​​what she wanted to wear on her wedding day.

And so the expert reasoned that Spencer’s tiara might just not have worked with Kitty’s wedding outfits.

The tiara is a family heirloom that was also worn by all of Diana's sisters on their wedding day.

The tiara is a family heirloom that was also worn by all of Diana’s sisters on their wedding day.

On her wedding day, Lady Kitty Spencer had a series of outfit changes, all designed by Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana, and estimated to be worth over £2.5 million.

As a global ambassador for the Italian fashion house, they designed exclusive dresses for your bachelorette party, wedding and honeymoon.

For the three-day wedding, D&G created five different custom creations, including the stunning Victorian-inspired lace gown she wore down the aisle.

These were paired with earrings, necklaces and rings from the brand’s exclusive Alta Gioielleria high jewelery collection.

Princess Diana's niece married the South African millionaire in a dream location but shocked royal fans by deciding not to wear the late royal's wedding tiara at her own nuptials

Princess Diana’s niece married the South African millionaire in a dream location but shocked royal fans by deciding not to wear the late royal’s wedding tiara at her own nuptials

On her wedding day, Lady Kitty Spencer made several outfit changes, all designed by Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana.

On her wedding day, Lady Kitty Spencer made several outfit changes, all designed by Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana.

Prices for these diamond and jewel-encrusted pieces are not publicly available, but start at £25,000 and rise to approximately £510,000 for high-end necklaces.

Constantinou speculated that the Spencer Tiara may have looked odd with her choices.

However, Lady Kitty always remained very private and never discussed her choice not to wear the tiara.

And then he said that one of the reasons she didn’t wear the tiara could be because it was ‘painful’ for her for an important reason.

The tiara, worn by Diana on her wedding day, now belongs to Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, and has been in the Spencer family for over 90 years.

The tiara, worn by Diana on her wedding day, now belongs to Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, and has been in the Spencer family for over 90 years.

He said: ‘However, it is also thought that wearing the tiara would bring back painful memories for Kitty, reminding her of her aunt who died under tragic circumstances, and also memories of her own mother’s marriage, which also did not have a happy ending.’

Lady Kitty was, in fact, fully entitled and expected to wear this tiara as the next Spencer woman to marry after her mother and aunts married in the 20th century.

But Constantinou continued: ‘Lady Kitty would have every right to wear the tiara as it is a Spencer heirloom, but she might as well have chosen to wear a more understated piece in honor of her heritage.’

Lady Kitty has always been very private and has never discussed her choice not to wear the tiara.

Lady Kitty has always been very private and has never discussed her choice not to wear the tiara.

The Spencer Tiara: Diana’s Wedding Heirloom Piece

The Spencer Tiara was worn by Princess Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981, and worn by her on numerous occasions following her big day.

The tiara is a family heirloom that was also worn by all of Diana’s sisters on their wedding day.

The helmet, made by Garrads, has an elaborate design of stylized flowers decorated with diamonds in silver settings.

Said to date back to the 18th century, it was given to Diana’s grandmother Cynthia, Viscountess Althorp, by a distant relative named Lady Sarah Spencer as a wedding present in 1919.

Heritage: Princess Diana of Wales chose the Spencer tiara for her wedding in July 1981 and several times since

Heritage: Princess Diana of Wales chose the Spencer tiara for her wedding in July 1981 and several times since

Australia and New Zealand in 1983

Australia in 1985

Diana wears the Spencer Tiara on tour in Australia and New Zealand in 1983 (left) and again in Australia in 1985 (right)

The tiara was reassembled and sections were added in the thirties, with the oldest pieces at each end. It features large gold scroll foliage adorned with tulips, stars and a central heart, each decorated with diamonds and inlaid with silver. Its curved shape and fancy design make it different from the more formal style of royal helmets.

Supposedly Diana’s favourite, it was worn by her older sisters Jane and Sarah on their wedding day (in 1978 and 1980 respectively). Diana, as maid of honor to both, looked forward to the day when she could wear the glittering headdress as a bride, and on her wedding day, it served as a proper “something borrowed.”

The value of the tiara is unknown, but in 2018 the Spencer family sold another headpiece, with over 800 diamonds, for £185,000 to a mysterious bidder at auction.

The tiara now belongs to Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, and has been in the Spencer family for over 90 years.

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