When Meghan Markle walked down the aisle with Prince Harry this past May, all eyes were on her boat-necked Givenchy wedding gown, Cartier jewels and especially her stunning diamond tiara. The Art Deco piece was identified as the 1932 Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara that was borrowed from Queen Elizabeth’s own private collection. According to recent reports, however, this wasn’t the Duchess’s first choice of tiara. Apparently she was set on an emerald version that Prince Harry requested for his future bride, insisting at the time “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets.” This time, however, that just wasn't the case!
The Duchess of Sussex wore the 1932 Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara at her wedding
Due to concerns that the emerald tiara had links with Russia (a bad look for the very British ceremony), the Queen demanded a private meeting with her grandson where she refused the request and told Harry that Meghan wouldn't be allowed to wear her first pick. We all know the tiara she did end up wearing was an exceptional piece, although the Duchess was sure to be disappointed in not getting her original favourite. If ever there was a time to get #RoyalProblems trending...
Apparently Prince Harry was adamant that his wife-to-be should have her first choice of tiara
Interestingly, Princess Eugenie donned the emerald Greville tiara at her wedding last month, which does have a Russian connection due to its traditional ‘kokoshnik’ headdress design that was fashionable at the time.
Was Princess Eugenie's Greville tiara the same emerald tiara wanted by Meghan?
While we’ll never know if this was the same emerald tiara in question, perhaps the Queen was really protecting her granddaughter’s personal tiara pick back in May.
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