Meghan Markle wears Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen

Meghan Markle chose to wore Queen Mary's diamond bandeau for her wedding with Prince Harry and it has a special meaning behind it


                            Meghan Markle wears Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen

Meghan Markle stole the hearts of people when she stepped out of her car and arrived at the St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The former actress wore a dress that was designed by acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy.

Meghan wore Queen Mary's crown (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Meghan wore Queen Mary's crown (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

However, what made the dress special was the tiara Meghan chose to wear. Meghan's veil was held in place by Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893. For a long time, there had been many contenders for the choice of tiara Meghan would wear for the wedding. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA/Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA/Getty Images)

At the same time, the veil that Meghan wore had a special meaning behind it as well. Meghan expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Being true to her values, Meghan incorporated her idea into her veil. 

The veil represented the union of Commonwealth countries(Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The veil represented the union of Commonwealth countries(Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition. At the same time, Meghan broke one of the age-old traditions when she decided to walk the first half of her walk alone. 

After Meghan reached the entrance, she was walked down the aisle by Prince Charles. This comes after the palace confirms that Meghan's ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by the Queen. While Prince Harry's ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish. This comes after the palace confirmed the royal titles. 

The Queen also conferred a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel," the statement read. "Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex," the statement added.