Monday, May 21, 2018

Meghan Markle's Wedding Tiara

Although I didn't get up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to watch the Royal Wedding, I have been reading about it all weekend. The bride's dress was indeed beautiful, but I was much more fascinated with her tiara! Here's the scoop from People.com:
Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding tiara holds as much — if not more — significance as the gown she wore down the aisle. While some speculated that Meghan might skip the tradition altogether, Prince Harry‘s bride followed royal protocol and paid homage to her new family through the meaningful, sparkling accessory which has been in the British royal family for decades.
According to Kensington Palace, the English tiara, which features diamonds set in platinum, was made in 1932 and features a center detachable brooch made of ten diamonds dating back to 1893.
The tiara is “formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds.”
The palace confirms that the diamond bandeau was a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York, who would become King George V. The bandeau and the brooch were passed down by Queen Mary to The Queen in 1953. The queen’s sister Princess Margaret famously wore the piece to events.
To read the entire article, click here. Did you watch the wedding live? Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

5 comments:

Norma Beishir said...

I'd heard TV coverage would start at 3am--but when I got up at 6:00 to get Collin's breakfast ready before he had to start work, Meghan had not yet arrived at the church.

It was a beautiful wedding, a mix of traditional and contemporary. She was quite a beautiful bride.

Intangible Hearts said...

Yes, I watched it. So lovely.

Maria McKenzie said...

@Norma and Eve: From what I've seen, it looked like quite a lovely affair and the bride was absolutely beautiful!

William Kendall said...

She was certainly a radiant bride!

Maria McKenzie said...

@William: She was indeed!