It will be a momentous occasion when Princess Charlotte wears a tiara in public for the very first time.
There is a chance that the first time we see Princess Charlotte wearing a tiara will be on her wedding day. While there are no hard and fast rules, the majority of royal women do not wear an elaborate headpiece until their marriage ceremony – including Kate and Meghan Markle.
However, there is a major difference between Charlotte and the sisters – the Yorks are not working members of the royal family.
Perhaps then, Charlotte will follow the path set by Princess Anne and Princess Margaret – the late Queen’s sister – who both wore tiaras prior to their weddings.
Anne – the monarch’s only daughter – first wore a tiara at the tender age of 17, and again for her 21st birthday picture. This might be a tradition Charlotte follows, choosing to debut her first tiara in a portrait to commemorate a landmark moment, such as her 18th or 21st.
It is also worth considering that Anne and Margaret wore their tiaras in an official capacity as working royals. With the monarchy becoming increasingly streamlined, Charlotte is likely to start representing her grandfather, King Charles, and father Prince William, as a young woman at royal events, such as state banquets.
Online Royal Correspondent Danielle Stacey: “While there is a possibility that we could see Princess Charlotte wear a tiara before marriage, like Princess Anne, it seems unlikely in this day and age. Members of the royal family no longer wear tiaras for public events such as film premieres or charity dinners.
“Tiaras are usually reserved for state banquets, the Queen’s annual Diplomatic Corps reception and for Her Majesty, the State Opening of Parliament.”
One of the biggest questions about Charlotte’s future debut tiara is which design she will choose.