Meghan Markle news: All the wedding tiaras she was ‘refused’ by Queen Elizabeth II
Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, tied the knot in a grand event which took place at Windsor Castle. In an upcoming royal book entitled Finding Freedom, the authors suggested the Duchess of Sussex was not allowed to wear the tiara she first picked. These are all the headpieces she may have been refused.
Most royal brides will pick a headpiece from the Queen’s collection to wear on their big day.
The Duchess of Sussex walked down the aisle in the Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau.
The book suggests Meghan had actually wanted to wear an “emerald tiara” but the final choice was made by the Queen.
The Queen’s collection features a range of emerald tiaras that could have been the ones Meghan was refused.
These are all of the jewels that could have been Meghan’s first pick.
The Vladimir Tiara is thought to be one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite headpieces.
The diamond and pearl headpiece was commissioned by the Duchess Vladimir from Romanov court jewel Bolin.
It has been part of the royal collection since it was bought by the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary.
The piece features removable parts and it can be styled with pearl drops or with emeralds.
Queen Victoria’s Emerald Tiara
The jewel was designed by Prince Albert and commissioned in 1845 from London jeweller Joseph Kitching.
It is covered in diamonds and step-cut emeralds and it originally had a matching necklace, earrings and brooch.
However, the tiara ended up on display in Kensington Palace meaning it is unlikely it was the one requested by Meghan.