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Princess Eugenie wears the Queen Mothers emerald Kokoshnik tiara for royal wedding

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The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling

Princess Eugenie wore one of the Queen Mothers tiaras for her wedding day (Picture: James Whatling)

Princess Eugenie is wearing the Queen Mothers emerald Kokoshnik tiara for her royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

The princess – who is the youngest daughter or Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York – chose a green colour theme for her wedding.

And matching the theme beautifully was her tiara, which was in the Queen Mothers collection.

The stunning diamond and emerald Kokoshnik tiara formerly belonged to Queen Alexandra.

Image ??Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 12/10/2018. Windsor, United Kingdom. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in their carriage after their wedding in Windsor , United Kingdom Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images . Pic shows Princess Eugenie arriving

Princess Eugenie arrives at St Georges Chapel for her wedding (Picture: Stephen Lock / i-Images)

Princess Eugenie arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Eugenie smiles as she arrives at the chapel (Picture: PA)

It was given to Alexandra, Princess of Wales, as a 25th wedding anniversary gift in 1888 by Lady Salisbury.

The bride arrived at St Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle at 11am for her wedding ceremony, with Princess Beatrice acting as her maid of honour.

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It is reported that she had wanted a tiara in the shape of a kokoshnik – which is translated to a cocks comb and is a traditional Russian folk headdress.

The tiara was created by Garrard & Co. It features white gold bars pavé-set with diamonds, with the longest being 6.5 cm (2.5 in).

Princess Eugenie arrives with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The colour theme for Eugenie and Jacks wedding is green (Picture: PA)

The showpiece of the tiara is the 93.70-carat emerald, which sits in the centre of three small emerald either side.

Alexandra is said to have sent her aunt, the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a letter reading: The presents are quite magnificent.

When she died in 1925, she gave the tiara to her daughter-in-law, Queen Mary.

The tiara was passed down to the Queen Mother (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Queen Mary later left all of her jewels to the Queen Mother in 1953, known as the Greville bequest, and it was inherited by the Queen when her mother died in 2002.

Eugenie paired the tiara with diamond and emerald drop earrings, which were a gift from her husband for their wedding day.

The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling

Sarah Ferguson (Picture: James Whatling)

Sarah Fergusion, who kept to the colour theme with her outfit by wearing a striking bright green jacket and dress, also wore diamond and emerald earrings for the big day.

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