Ugly Tiaras: A Hot Mess on Various Royal and Princely Heads

You know, I’ve been thinking… there are many tiaras out there that so many royal watchers go gaga over, yet no one ever dares to say that some tiaras are downright fugly.

So, with that being said, I thought I would post the world’s ugliest tiaras.  Of course, it’s all subjective, but whatever, again, it’s a slow news day.   🙂

Carina Axelsson


Now, this is a new tiara on the royal and princely scene and I have to be blunt here:  It’s fugly.  No, really it is. It looks cheap like a prom tiara from Charlotte Russe or Forever 21.  I’m going to take a wild guess here, but clearly Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Carina’s permanent boyfriend) was on a budget when he purchased this hot mess of a tiara.  Clearly, the diamonds cannot be real.  Up close they look like Cubic Zirconiums.

By the way, in case you didn’t know, Miss Axelsson is not exactly a princess.  However, she does live in a beautiful and massive castle in Germany with her goofy boyfriend, and his father isn’t — allegedly — all that fond of her.  But, hey, she allegedly redecorated her boyfriend’s castle and allegedly added a capitalistic coffeehouse on site which brings in money so…


HRH Princess Mabel of the Netherlands

Ah, Mabel.  Mabel, Mabel, Mabel.  Your sense of style is a legendary hot mess and your bridal tiara is one too.  The tiara is too boring and cheap looking (though it probably cost a pretty Dutch penny.)   The tiara looks like knives sticking out of her head.

Hate it.

HM Queen Margrethe of Denmark

Gurl… oh no.  Just no.  That infamous Poppy tiara is just one big FAIL.

Hate it!

Princess Astrid of Norway

Le sigh.  It looks like a Burger King tiara made out of gold paper with chewed green, red and white Gummi Bear goo.

No.  Just no.


Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

I can honestly say that it pains me to put Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg on this list.  Why?  Because I believe she is an awesome woman; however, this tiara is just a one big… No.  It’s too large.  Too ghastly.  Sorry.

Princess Anna of Bavaria

Honestly, I am on the fence about this tiara.  It’s okay, but not brilliant.

HRH I Forget Her Name of Savoy

This tiara is simply too BIG.  Too ostentatious.  Blech!

A kind note to HRH I Forget Your Name of Savoy… if your tiara is ten times bigger than your head… trash it, honey.  You look like a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race in a cheaply made Aluminum tiara.

Hate it.

The Hesse Star Tiara

You know, I don’t hate this tiara… I just think it’s too… large.  Kind of tacky like a Miss Universe faux-tiara.

Princess Astrid of Norway: Part Deux

Poor Princess Astrid of Norway.  She is in the unfortunate position whereupon she is given all the crappy tiaras and this weird winged thing sticking out of her head isn’t exactly flattering on her.  It looks like evil hell horns.

Yeah, it’s fugly.

HRH Crown Princess Mary Grey Weird Thingy Tiara

I know I am going to receive a lot of hate mail from readers for adding HRH Crown Princess Mary’s Winter Feather thingy tiara to the list, but in my opinion this tiara is just… blah.  Hate it.

Sorry folks.


HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit and the Amethyst Tiara

Sorry, but this Amethyst tiara looks cheap to me.  It looks like a David’s Bridal tiara or a cheap-o plastic tiara purchased from the 99 Cent store in Reseda, CA.


HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden and the Aquamarine Tiara

You know I’m on the fence about this tiara.  It’s simple yet boring.  And, cheap looking at the same time.  It’s not horrid, just… blah.

Hate it.

So there you have it.  The Royal Correspondent’s First Annual Fuglist Tiaras 2011.

Happy Valentines Day.

9 thoughts on “Ugly Tiaras: A Hot Mess on Various Royal and Princely Heads”

  1. What a riot!! Great opening act for a Monday! Now, are there pictures of their “official” tiaras? Keep us posted…

  2. HA HA HA…. Poor Princess Astrid…..the horn one is a hoot and I just got one at Burger King that looked 10times better than that fugly one! He he!
    And…the “third eye of Princess M” just kills me everytime I see it. She is so pretty, but that just is horrendous!

    Thanks for starting off the day great – I love tiaras and love looking at the ones that just don’t work!

  3. The big tiaras aren’t so bad, like you said they just no longer belong on heads! I also like Mette-Marit’s amethyst tiara, and think Madeleine’s is nice for a young girl. Other than those, the rest are pretty ugly. Poor Astrid. 😦

  4. Love this entry!!! I agree w/ most of your tiara choices. I do like M-M’s amethyst tiara. I also think I like Mary’s ‘Midnight’ tiara. I think it can be quite stunning with the right gown.

  5. Poor Princess Astrid-she’s worn some seriously fugly tiaras. I don’t like that Midnight tiara either. Those leaves/feathers whatever are awful. I’m so glad you put those weird poppies on your list too. They are so ugly that they’re comical. And poor MT. She’s so awesome, but that tiara just looks awful on her. She should break it up into something smaller. Carina’s tiara reminds me of clown heads. All I see when I look at that tiara are clown heads and cubic zirconia. It makes me sad. Not quite a princess, and not quite a tiara.

  6. I know I’m ultra late in commenting but I just gotta say…

    The Poppy Tiara

    … is the most horrific piece I’ve ever seen … and the additional jewels look like lava dripping off her ears etc!


  7. But you have to admit Princess Astrid has a great sense of humour about her fugly tiaras. Even she jokes about getting reception from Russian radio on her bunny ears things. I think she knows all her tiaras are bad so she laughs it up. A great personality can make up for many things!

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