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Princess Margaret Broke This One Royal Fashion Rule On Her Wedding Day

Meghan Markle isn't the only royal who likes to rebel against the style rules

Meghan Markle gets a lot of flak for breaking royal protocol on the regular. She’s worn mismatched earrings, paints her nails in shades besides the royally-approved Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers, she closes her own car doors, she doesn’t wear pantyhose, and we all know how much she loves a messy bun.

But she’s by no means the first royal to rebel against royal traditions.

Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister, shunned tradition on her wedding day in 1960 and wore a tiara that *wasn’t* from the royal vault. 

It’s customary for female members of the royal family to borrow tiaras from the royal vault for their wedding day. 

Meghan Markle wore the Queen Mary’s Bandeau Tiara; Kate Middleton donned the Cartier Halo Tiara; Princess Eugenie walked down the aisle in the emerald Greville tiara.

But Princess Margaret decided to buy her own tiara, bidding £5,500 on a diamond tiara at an auction in 1959. And she bought it before she even got engaged. She even wore it several times before her wedding.

The tiara is also pretty cheap compared to most of the tiaras in Queen Elizabeth’s collection – take Meghan’s, it is estimated to be worth over one million pounds, whereas Margaret’s is said to now be worth around £40k.

Princess Margaret’s tiara originally belonged to the wife of the 3rd Baron Poltimore (whose name was also Margaret).

Princess Diana also broke this major rule, wearing the Spencer tiara (which belongs to her own family) when she married Prince Charles in 1981.

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