The Little Mermaid’s Ariel had that princess glow on her wedding day, too.
Instead of borrowing royal jewels from her mother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II, as is common tradition, Princess Diana wore her family’s Spencer tiara on her wedding day.
The Spencer tiara has been in Diana’s family for centuries, and is made up of several pieces of jewellery. Its design features diamonds shaped into tulips and stars surrounded by diamond scrolls.
The central part of the tiara was a wedding present to Diana’s grandmother Lady Cynthia Hamilton when she married Albert, Viscount Althorp, the future 7th Earl Spencer, in 1919. The topper was given to Cynthia by Albert’s great aunt, Lady Sarah Isabella Spencer, and the ends of the tiara came from jewellery that once belonged to Frances Manby, the last known Viscountess of Montagu.