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As royal authority The Royal Watcher notes, the earrings worn by Queen Silvia started life as a pair of epaulettes that rested on the shoulders of a dress uniform. ‘Likely royal heirlooms from the 18th century, these epaulettes were converted into earrings by the time of Crown Princess Victoria’s Pre-Wedding Gala in 2010, when they made a splendid pairing with an Ellie Saab Gown and the Swedish Royal Family’s Diamond Arrow,’ she writes.

They have become an integral part of Crown Princess Victoria’s elegant royal wardrobe, and have been worn at black tie birthday parties, for official portraits, and even to the Nobel Peace Prize Awards. Queen Silvia’s youngest daughter, Princess Madeleine, has also sported the jewels.

Meanwhile Queen Letizia adorned her ears in the Omani Diamond Suite as she and King Felipe made an appearance at an official dinner hosted by the President of Croatia. The earrings were a gift from the Sultan of Oman to Queen Sofia, King Felipe’s mother and the wife of former King Juan Carlos, in 1989.

Princess Madeleine of Sweden in the earrings

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It comes after the Princess of Wales nodded to both the Queen and Princess Diana through her choice of jewellery over Remembrance weekend.