Everybody was fully focused on Meghan Markle as she walked down the aisle in her boat-necked Givenchy wedding gown, Cartier jewels and her beautiful diamond tiara at her wedding this past May. The Art Deco piece was identified as the 1932 Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara, that Queen Elizabeth lend from her own collection.
But, it was recently revealed that apparently, this wasn’t what Meghan wanted to originally wear. She wanted an emerald version that her husband picked out, saying “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets.” Queen Elizabeth decided not to let her wear it, and said to Prince Harry that she worried that the tiara is connected to Russia, so she can’t permit them to have it.
However, Princess Eugene wore emerald Greville tiara at her wedding last month, which actually is linked to Russia, because of its traditional ‘kokoshnik’ headdress design.
We may never find out if that was that same tiara Meghan wanted, so let’s settle on Queen Elizabeth protective manners.