MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been married since 2018. It has been reported Meghan was denied her first choice of tiara on the big day. Which jewel was she not allowed to wear?
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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.
Claims about Meghan and Prince Harry’s relationship have been made in the new book Finding Freedom.
The biography is co-authored by royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stated they were not interviewed for the publication.
In the run up to her wedding, there were rumours that Meghan didn’t get the tiara she originally wanted.
The book appears to confirm that this was the case and Meghan missed out on an emerald tiara.
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Meghan Markle: She wore the Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau at her wedding (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle: She married Prince Harry in 2018 (Image: GETTY)
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.
Meghan Markle: Princess Eugenie tied the knot wearing the Greville Emerald Tiara (Image: GETTY)
The Queen has been spotted wearing the tiara many times and will mix up the jewels.
Greville Emerald Tiara
The emerald Greville tiara has a headband with a central emerald surrounded by diamonds.
It was worn by Princess Eugenie when she married Jack Brooksbank, just six months after Meghan’s wedding.
It was made by Boucheron in 1921 and is now part of the Queen’s collection.
Meghan Markle: The Vladimir Tiara is thought to be one of the Queen’s favourite tiaras (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle: She is the wife of Prince Harry (Image: EXPRESS)
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.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK