Carat Queens! See the Most Jaw-Dropping Jewelry Worn at the Royal Wedding
Meghan's engagement ring is a daily reminder of Princess Diana. The two stones are from Prince Harry's late mother's personal collection, while the other stone is from Botswana, a country that is close to his heart. Harry has often spoken about his love of Africa, and says it’s the place he feels more like himself than anywhere else in the world. He shared his love of Africa with Meghan this past summer on a trip to the continent, which included a visit to Botswana.
The Bride's Tiara
Meghan followed in her sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s footsteps wearing a tiara straight fom Queen Elizabeth's personal collection.
According to Kensington Palace, Meghan wore Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau tiara which dates back to 1893 and was a wedding gift to the Queen's grandmother.
The tiara is "formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds."
It features a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds at the center. The bandeau and the brooch were passed down by Queen Mary to The Queen in 1953.
The Cartier Jewelry
To complete her look, the bride wore earrings and a bracelet made by Cartier.
Princess Diana's niece wore a platinum-and-yellow gold Bulgari necklace boasting 14 yellow diamonds and 112 diamonds, plus a diamond ring and diamond studs from the brand’s high jewelry collection. Bulgari also decked her mother Victoria Lockwood and sister Lady Amelia Spencer in diamonds.
America's Queen had a little wardrobe drama because her first outfit photographed "too white" for a wedding, but you would have never known it as she looked amazing in her blush Stella McCartney dress and Philip Treacy hat, which she had in her closet since 2005. She added diamond drop earrings and a diamond ring for an all around regal look.
Not only was her Alexander McQueen coat dress an outfit three-peat, but she also turned to one of her favorite jewelry designers, Kiki McDonough, to accessorize the look. She wore drop earrings featuring large pear and oval shaped Lemon Quartz stones surrounded by diamonds, retailing at over $5,000.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Prince Charles' wife added a pop of pink to her blush suit with a multi-strand pearl necklace featuring what looks like a pink sapphire stone as the center of the brooch.
The tennis star piled on the accessories with her custom Versace dress adding a selection of jewelery from the Bulgari Heritage collection, including a vintage necklace featuring Roman Imperial silver, gold and bronze coins and pavé diamonds from 1975 and an art deco style Dolce Vita Ribbon brooch with gold and diamonds dating back to 1952.
The monarch turned to a diamond-and-pearl brooch, pearl stud earrings and multi-strand pearl necklace from her personal jewelry vault to accessorize her lemon-lime colored suit.
To accessorize her custom Vivienne Westwood suit, the actress and Meghan Markle's good friend wore a Philip Treacy hat, 18-karat gold-and-diamond lightning bolt earrings and diamond rings by go-to Hollywood jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
The barrister turned wedding guest dressing on its head in her "honey yellow" Stella McCartney midi dress featuring a side drape detail in a silk cady fabric, worn with a head dress by Stephen Jones and 17 carat pear-shape drop diamond earrings from Lorraine Schwartz.