Although it seems the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is a distant memory, it’s just been revealed the Queen and her grandson apparently got into a heated argument before his big day.
And it was all because Meghan was not allowed to wear her first choice tiara, when officially becoming the Duchess of Sussex, The Sun reports.
What Meghan wants
But Harry wasn’t having a bar of it telling his grandmother – her Majesty – that ‘what Meghan wants, Meghan gets’.
According to a book by reporter Richard Jobson, a royal source revealed 37-year-old Meghan wanted to wear a tiara which featured emeralds, but there were concerns it might have come from Russia.
“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,” the source said.
Queen puts her foot down
The royal insider however said the Queen wasn’t having a bar of it and told Harry “she gets what tiara she’s given by me.”
The queen also asked why Meghan would need a veil given this would be her second wedding.
The alleged altercation was the result of the Queen wanting Meghan to think about how she speaks to staff members and be careful to follow family protocols, the insider states.
Queen Mary’s diamonds
Meghan ended up wearing Queen Mary’s diamond and platinum bandeau tiara on her wedding day, which she picked from the Queen’s collection during a visit to Buckingham Palace with Prince Harry.
The 36-year-old bride wore two classic and elegantly simple gowns, the first by Stella Mccartney and the second by Stella Mccartney.
Both the Duchess of Sussex and her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have to adhere to many royal protocols, even when it comes to wearing tiaras.
Etiquette expert Grant Harrold, who is also known as The Royal Butler, told us that diamond tiaras can only be worn after 6pm for evening events, and are typically reserved for married women.
Before marrying into the royal family, we never saw Kate or Meghan wearing a tiara in public.
The royal weddings were the only exceptions to the 6pm rule, and at all other times we’ve seen Kate in a tiara have been after dark for formal occasions such as official state dinners and balls.
We’re yet to see Meghan don one for a second time.
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