29th April 2011, London.
Kate Middleton finally put speculation to rest when at 11.01am she made her first public appearance and showed the estimated 2 billion people watching her around the world, which tiara she had chosen to wear.
The tiara she picked is the "Scroll Tiara" which was first worn by the Queen Mother.
What this tiara lacks in provenance it makes up for in style. The rolling cascade-like scrolls converge forming a delicate focal point surmounted by a large brilliant diamond. It was one of a handful of tiaras that the Queen Mother wore after she was married but before she ascended the throne in 1937. Over the years it was lent to both Princess Margaret and Princess Anne.
As a "starter tiara," The Scroll is feminine and delicate, a fitting ornament for a young Royal bride.