any differences between "crown" and "tiara&qu

emily   Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:36 pm GMT
the queen said to the photographer that what she was wearing is not a crown but a tiara.
any difference between them?

JP   Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:04 am GMT
According to my dictionary, a "tiara" is a small crown.

But from the pictures I've seen, tiaras are shaped differently from crowns, and to me a "tiara" tends not to carry the same connotations of sovereignty as a "crown."
emily   Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:12 am GMT
kinda got the picture, thanks!