The diadem of discord? On May 19, 2018, during her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle entered Saint George’s Chapel in Windsor wearing a sublime white dress signed Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy and wearing the Queen’s Mary Bandeau. A tiara loaned by Elizabeth II herself to the Duchess of Sussex on the occasion of her wedding, and from the collection of royal jewelry. And if he was whispering that the monarch had rejected Prince Harry’s wife’s first choice of tiara, creating a little pre-wedding conflict, the reality would turn out to be quite different.
Indeed, in Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand reveal that it was not Meghan Markle and Elizabeth II who had a little addict before the ceremony but Prince Harry and Angela Kelly. The Duke of Sussex is indeed annoyed that the personal assistant of the queen is slow to make his future wife try the tiara she will wear for her wedding, reports People. A lack of involvement on the part of the staff of Buckingham Palace, who from the entry of Meghan Markle into the royal family did not spare her, even giving her terrible nicknames.
A “perfect” tiara for Meghan Markle
A fitting that was finally done under the eyes of Elizabeth II, completely involved in the final choice of Meghan Markle. While she had all of the kingdom’s tiaras at her disposal, the Duchess of Sussex preferred an art deco-style bandeau tiara that once belonged to Mary of Teck. “This tiara, I think, stood out the more we tried on them,” Prince Harry’s wife reported, finding the headdress “perfect” for its simplicity. “I also think it went really well with what Clare Waight Keller and I envisioned with the dress. It was something that was incredibly timeless but still modern,” she added. A choice approved by the queen.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, makes her first official trip with Queen Elisabeth © AGENCY