The bombshell book outlines several issues arising before the Sussexes’ wedding including rows about scheduling, announcements, the gospel choir and the tiara.
It was agreed that the late Queen would lend Meghan a tiara for her big day, the Sovereign had extended the same offer to Kate Middleton when she wed Prince Harry’s brother, Prince William.
An appointment to see Her Majesty’s long-time dresser, Angela Kelly, was made so the Duchess could select a tiara. Meghan, in the company of Prince Harry, chose Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara.
The Queen reportedly put Harry ‘in his place’ following the row.
The Queen is said to have found the lead up to the wedding ‘very difficult’.
Meghan wanted to rehearse for her big day with her stylist Serge Normant, however Angela Kelly reportedly wasn’t available at the time, meaning Meghan couldn’t see the tiara.
Prince Harry was reportedly “furious” that the Queen’s dresser was being “obstructive”, according to Mr Low.
He claims that Prince Harry “put pressure on Kelly to bend the rules” using some “fairly fruity language”.
However, Her Majesty was said to be having none of it. She reportedly summoned her grandson to a meeting after Ms Kelly brought up the issue.
The Duchess wore Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara.
Meghan wanted to try on the tiara before her big day.
However, according to Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie’s book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, Ms Kelly ignored repeated requests to organise an appointment.
Prince Harry is said to have been upset due to his belief that some at Buckingham Palace did not like his bride-to-be.
Other Royal authors have also weighed in on the tiara row. Royal expert Katie Nicholl claims Her Majesty found the runup to the wedding “very difficult” and was “very upset” at her grandson’s behaviour.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mourn the Queen.
Following Her Majesty’s death on September 8, Meghan and Prince Harry attended ceremonies with other members of the Royal Family to mourn and pay tribute to the Queen.
The couple joined Prince William and Kate Middleton viewing tributes at the long walk at Windsor Castle. King Charles III, during his first address to the nation as Sovereign, spoke of his “love” for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The couple left the UK the day after Her Majesty’s funeral, heading back home to California to be with their children who they had been apart from for more than two weeks.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been contacted for comment.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK