Before Meghan Markle walks down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel in just a few months, she’ll have the chance to choose from the Queen’s remarkable archive of tiaras to ensure she’s dressed for the occasion. And if a newly resurfaced photo of the royal-to-be wearing a jewelled crown at her high school prom is anything to go by, she’ll look every inch the princess.
Shared on Twitter by fan account @MeghansMirror, the snap in question shows Meghan posing in a tiara after being crowned homecoming queen, wearing a strapless lilac dress and clutching a congratulatory bouquet. A sneak preview of what we can expect on May 19th? Potentially…
While Meghan will be able to pick jewels from the royal collection ahead of her big day, there’s also a chance that she might opt for one iconic piece from outside of the Queen’s archive. As royal expert Ingrid Seward told US Weekly, Meghan ‘will have access to jewels from the royal collection made available to her by the Queen. She can choose something suitable, but she might also have the Spencer tiara, which is also Harry’s heritage and is the one Diana wore on her wedding day.’
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met in London in July 2016.
They were introduced by mutual friend Markus Anderson, who is the director of Soho House.
In October 2016, the Express became the first newspaper to publish news that Prince Harry had a new girlfriend.
On November 8th 2016, Kensington Palace released an unprecedented statement which referring to Markle as Harry's girlfriend for the first time.
In the statement, Prince Harry condemned the 'wave of abuse and harrassment' faced by Markle, saying that he was 'worried about Ms. Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her.'
'It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,' the statement continued.
The couple were papped together for the first time in December 2016, shopping for a Christmas tree in London at the Pines and Needles store.
Later that week, they were seen on London's West End, catching a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
In February, Prince Harry wore a his 'n' hers bracelet on the cover of Town & Country magazine, just weeks after Markle was pictured wearing the same one on Instagram.
In March 2017, Meghan joined Prince Harry in the Caribbean for the wedding of his friend's Tom 'Skippy' Inskip and Lara Hughes-Young.
It was the first time that Markle accompanied Harry to a wedding, marking another milestone occasion for the couple.
The first public event attended by the couple was the polo at Coworth Park in May 2017.
Later in May, Markle attended the party portion of Pippa Middleton's wedding to James Middelton.
Prince Harry was seen driving her to the event after the church ceremony.
The couple made their first official public appearance in September, when Markle attended the opening of Prince Harry's Invictus Games.
Meghan wore a maroon midi dress with a pleated chiffon skirt by one of her favourite Canadian brands Aritzia.
She teamed it with a matching burgundy biker jacket by Mackage.
Although Prince Harry was sat next to First Lady Melania Trump at the event, rather than his girlfriend, she was only seated a few rows behind him.
The couple were photographed together the following day at the wheelchair tennis.
Much was made of Markle's choice of outfit: ripped jeans and a white blouse called 'The Husband'.
The couple 'broke with royal protocol' by holding hands and appearing affectionate while at the Invictus Games.
Prince Harry reportedly spent time with Meghan's mother Doria while at the Games too.
The couple indulged in some PDA at the closing ceremony.
Prince Harry was photographed kissing Meghan.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Meghan referred to Harry as her boyfriend numerous times, saying: 'We're a couple. We're in love. I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people understand is that this is our time.'
In late September 2017, it was reported that Meghan had met the Queen, prompting speculation that the relationship was getting serious.
In early November 2017, it was reported that Meghan Markle was leaving Suits after seven series.
In mid-November 2017, bookies suspending betting on an impending royal engagement, as speculation grew that an announcement was about to be made.
On November 27th 2017, Prince Charles announced the engagement of his younger son Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after 15 months of dating.
The couple later appeared at a photocall, with Markle wearing a white dress coat by Canadian brand Line The Label. The website has subsequently crashed.
The engagement ring, by Cleave and Company, was reportedly designed by Prince Harry himself, using two stones that belonged to Princess Diana.
When asked by waiting photographers if the proposal was romantic, Harry joked 'of course!'
The headpiece in question is actually a composite of a number of Spencer family jewels: the central piece was given to Diana’s grandmother upon her wedding to the future 7th Earl Spencer in 1919, while the ends are believed to have belonged to Frances Manby, the last Viscountess of Montagu. The Spencer tiara as we know it was pieced together in the 1930s, and was worn by Diana’s elder sisters before its appearance at the royal wedding in 1981. Though the Queen had offered her future daughter-in-law the Cambridge Lovers’ Knot tiara for the occasion (a piece which the Duchess of Cambridge has worn for a number of events), Diana opted for this personal heirloom instead.
To fulfil her ‘something borrowed’ quota for her 2011 wedding to Prince William, Kate wore the Cartier Halo Scroll tiara. Commissioned by George VI in 1936 as a gift to his wife, the Queen Mother, and passed on to the Queen upon the occasion of her 18th birthday, it boasts 739 brilliant-cut diamonds and 149 baguette diamonds.