On marrying Prince Harry, Meghan will finally be able to live one of the greatest perks of being a royal: Wearing a tiara.
In honour of the occasion, we have 5 most gorgeous wedding tiaras of all time.
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. (Wedding date: April 26, 1923)
The wedding tiara: For her bridal portraits, the Queen Mother wore the Strathmore tiara, which was a wedding gift from her father, the Earl of Strathmore. The tiara likely dates back to the late nineteenth century, and it features a garland of roses set with rose-cut diamonds.
Queen Elizabeth. (Wedding date: November 20, 1947)
The wedding tiara: Her Majesty wore Queen Mary’s Russian Fringe tiara on her wedding day. This piece of jewellery was made for Queen Mary in 1919 and can be worn as a necklace or atop the head. Queen Elizabeth’s tiara famously broke on her wedding day, but was quickly repaired.
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Princess Margaret. (Wedding date: May 6, 1960)
The wedding tiara: She wore the Poltimore Tiara on her wedding day. It was purchased as Princess Margaret’s engagement to Antony Armstrong-Jones was announced.
Garrard created the tiara in the 1870’s for Lady Florence Poltimore. Sadly, the gorgeous piece was sold after Margaret’s death at auction in 2006.
Princess Diana. (Wedding date: July 29, 1981)
The wedding tiara: Princess Diana wore her family tiara, the Spencer tiara, when she married Prince Charles. It was made by combining many pieces of jewellery. The centre of the tiara was a gift from Lady Sarah Spencer to Cynthia Spencer.
It was remounted with new elements made by Garrard in the year 1937. Diana’s sisters, Lady Sarah and Jane, also wore the tiara on their wedding days, as did Victoria Lockwood, who married Diana’s brother, Charles in 1989.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate. (Wedding date: April 29, 2011)
Also read: Here’s Why Kate Middleton Can Wear A Tiara And Meghan Markle Can’t.
The wedding tiara: Kate Middleton wore the Cartier Halo Tiara, also called the Cartier Scroll Tiara, for her wedding to Prince William. It was loaned to the her by Queen Elizabeth.
The tiara was purchased by Her Majesty’s father, King George VI, for his wife in the year 1936. The Queen Mother then gave the gorgeous tiara to Elizabeth on her 18th birthday.