Royal Experts Have Finally Detailed The Feud Surrounding Meghan Markle’s Wedding Day Tiara

There were reports of Queen Elizabeth rejecting Meghan's first choice

There’s an age-old tradition when it comes to royal weddings, and that is, what tiara is the royal bride-to-be going to borrow from the Queen’s extensive jewellery collection. 

Princess Diana opted for the Spencer tiara when she married Prince Charles, Kate Middleton wore the Cartier Halo and most recently, Princess Beatrice dipped into the archives, wearing the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara (the same one her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, wore on her wedding day). 

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement, the question on everybody’s lips was what tiara Her Majesty would bestow onto the soon-to-be royal for the celebration. 

Prior to their wedding day, tabloids claimed that there was a rift between the Sussex’s and the Queen over the piece of jewellery – in particular, reports surfaced that the monarch was not willing to loan the specific one Meghan wanted. 


However, royal experts and the new book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, refute the claims, saying that Meghan got Queen Elizabeth’s blessing and that there were no issues regarding the tiara at all.

In the end, she wore the famed Queen Mary Bandeau tiara, a piece of jewellery given to Queen Mary by the County of Lincoln in 1893 when she married then-Prince George. 

According to PeopleFinding Freedom reveals that “there were no disagreements between Meghan and the Queen about her chosen tiara.”

Royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand worked on the book together and after the Daily Mail posted a story about Meghan and the queen disagreeing over the jewels, Scobie tweeted, “The book does NOT say this. It actually refutes this played out tale.”

Scobie and Durand do detail, however, Harry became frustrated with the Queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly. She was in charge of getting the tiara to Meghan in time for a pre-wedding hair trial and, apparently, she took her time.

The book asserts Queen Elizabeth did not have any issue over her choice of tiara or needing it to trial her wedding day hair. 

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