Did The Queen Refuse Meghan Markle Her First Choice Of Wedding Tiara?
By Phoebe Parke Posted on 9 Nov 2018
It wasn’t that long ago that we were all watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married in St. George’s chapel.
Who can forget the moment we saw the Clare Waight Keller-designed dress, the veil embroidered with flowers representing each of the Commonwealth countries, and the glittering Queen Mary Lozenge Tiara.
But the picture could have been very different if Meghan had her way, according to The Sun.
Rumour has it that Meghan had her heart set on a very different tiara for her wedding day, one that featured emeralds, but Harry and Meghan were told that wasn’t possible as no one knew where the tiara came from, and that it could possibly be Russian.
‘What Meghan wants, Meghan gets,’ came Prince Harry’s response to staff – apparently causing the Queen herself to become involved in the negotiations.
These rumours come from a new book by reporter Robert Jobson, with a ‘well-placed royal insider’ claiming ‘Meghan had her heart set on this tiara with emeralds and Prince Harry hit the roof when they were told it was impossible for her to wear it,’ according to The Sun.
‘The provenance of the tiara could not be established. There were concerns it could have come from Russia originally.
‘There was a very heated exchange that prompted the Queen to speak to Harry. She said, ‘Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she’s given by me’.
‘The Queen also questioned why Meghan needed a veil for the wedding, given it was to be her second marriage.
‘The message from the Queen was very much Meghan needed to think about how she speaks to staff members and be careful to follow family protocols.’
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It remains to be seen whether these rumours are true, and whether the Queen’s involvement in the couple’s wedding plans were anything more than guidance with so many royal rules to stick to, but having seen so many touching moments between Harry and Meghan on the royal tour, it’s not hard to believe he’s fiercely defensive of her.
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