Queen Emma's Aigrette worn as a hairpiece In 1879 Queen Emma of the Netherlands received a beautiful diamond aigrette as a wedding present. The aigrette consists of twelve diamond twigs with leaves, and diamonds set in collet at the end. It’s a pretty versatile piece and can be worn both as a hair ornament and as a brooch: Maxima has worn it both ways, and both times with a stunning result
Dress (back detail of bodice), worn by Queen Josefina, née Joséphine de Beauharnais (Leuchtenberg), for her coronation as queen of Sweden on September 28, 1844, in Stockholm. Silver fabric with sewn crowns of different sizes embroidered with gold sequins. Court sleeves in silver silk satin, collar trimmed with silver fringe. Collection of the Royal Armory, Stockholm. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGE.