The special meaning behind Meghan Markle's wedding tiara

Publish Date
Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:00AM
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We are still so in love with what Meghan Markle wore for her wedding – including her very special "something borrowed".

The sparkling tiara atop her head on the big day actually belonged to Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau and holds a heartwarming historical significance.

Here’s a close up look at it:


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It was specifically made for the Queen's grandmother Queen Mary in 1932 to accommodate the detachable brooch, which was given to Mary as a wedding present in 1893 by the County of Lincoln.

It features a magnificent floral-shaped suspended brooch in the centre made of a large round diamond surrounded by nine smaller circular diamonds.

The platinum bandeau is a flexible band of 11 intricate glittering sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pave set with large and small brilliant diamonds.

The elegant piece- which hadn’t been seen in public for at least 65 years before now - holds a special meaning for Meghan as it was lent to her by Queen Elisabeth herself and marked her true transformation into a member of the royal family.

- The Hits. Additional reporting by Daily Mail.