Duchess Meghan opened up about how the Queen helped her pick out the tiara for her wedding.
When American actress Meghan Markle agreed to marry Prince Harry of Windsor, her life became a fairytale overnight. Whisked away to England, she was caught up in planning the many details of a Royal wedding.
But according to the Duchess, the most surreal moment of all was picking out a tiara with the Queen from among the Crown Jewels at Buckingham Palace, reported the Daily Mail.com on October 26, 2018.
Duchess Meghan met the Queen at Buckingham Palace with her then-fiancé Prince Harry, and the three looked over the Royal tiaras.
On the Queen's advice, Meghan chose the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeauwhich she considered the perfect choice, with its timeless look that complemented her elegant and moderns wedding dress.
Duchess Meghan had a very special veil made to go with her chosen tiara. The veil was 16-foot long and made out of silk tulle. In addition, the veil was embroidered in silk and organza and depicted flowers from all 53 countries in the British Commonwealth.
"It was important for me, especially now being a part of the royal family, to have all 53 of the Commonwealth countries incorporated. I knew that it would be a fun surprise as well for my now husband."
Duchess Meghan of Sussex
Royal fans will get a chance to view the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau first hand at a special exhibition at Windsor Castle, featuring the duchess' full wedding regalia, as well as the Royal children's outfits and Prince Harry's uniform.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte's royal wedding outfits also go on display as part of the new Windsor Castle exhibition alongside the bride and the groom's grander regalia.
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Meghan's wedding dress was created by Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy’s first female artistic director, and a British subject.
The Duchess' dress featured an open bateau neckline and a triple silk organza underskirt. Meghan paired it with bespoke shoes from Aquazurra made in white silky satin with a nude mesh overlay, embroidered with her initials.
Prince Harry wore a frock coat from the Household Cavalry as a uniform, with his grandmother's permission, and a replica will also be on display.
In a recording made for visitors to the exhibition, the Duke and Duchess also discussed the amount of planning that went into the May 19 wedding.