On the second occassion of her marriage, Princess Eugenie is wearing another historic jewel from the Queens vault, the Queen Adelaide’s Ears of Wheat Brooches/Hair ornaments.
King William IV commissioned a set of six diamond ears of wheat to be used as brooches or hair ornaments in 1830 for Queen Adelaide, using 580 diamonds from King George III`s collection, they were among the heirloom jewels handed over by Queen Adelaide to Queen Victoria in 1837. Due to the King of Hanover`s successful claim against Queen Victoria for Queen Charlotte`s jewels, three of these had to be remade in 1858.
See Queen Victoria with three of the ears of wheat, each on the side of her gown, on the top left. More about the royal jewel and the history of the ears of wheat in diamond>>