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Here’s why Kate Middleton can wear a tiara and Meghan Markle can’t.


The royal family has self-made protocols. Members of the royal household are expected to follow it. Wearing a tiara has also some protocols with it.

Don’t just expect to see Meghan pose in a tiara anytime soon.

There is a long list of precious tiaras which the royal family has. Some are gifted or self-owned, while others are inherited from their ancestors. Many royal women are even seen wearing them on some occasions.

But, one thing which goes unnoticed is that those tiaras are only worn by the royal brides.

So, if you’re dying to see Meghan Markle wear a precious tiara while at a royal event, you will have to wait until she gets married into the royal family.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate has been known to wear some special tiaras during her time as a royal by marriage to Prince William. She was seen once wearing her mother-in-law, Diana’s favourite tiara to honour her.

Meghan Markle, however, has long time been tiara-less. Ever Wondered Why?

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That’s because of the royal etiquette. Why can’t she really wear a tiara?

To answer this, it’s pretty simple. She and Harry aren’t married yet. According to our research so far, royal protocol says that unmarried women can’t wear tiaras. This means that after she is married, she will be eligible to wear some very priceless royal jewellery, including the tiara.

Another question might be in your mind, when will she wear tiaras once she is married?

Well, she could wear a tiara on her wedding day just like Kate Middleton did. An etiquette expert, Grant Harold told The Royal UK: “Flashy diamonds and tiaras are not worn during the day though. And only married ladies wear tiaras.

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Some decades ago, for married ladies, it was a sign of status. Also, it would show you were taken and not looking for a husband”.

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