Markle Sparkle! See Meghan's Royal Wedding Tiara from All Angles
The Tiara Debut
Meghan followed in Kate Middleton's footsteps wearing a tiara straight from the Queen's jewelry vault, the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau.
The Diamond Details
According to Kensington Palace, the English tiara, which features diamonds set in platinum, was made in 1932 and features a center detachable brooch made of 10 diamonds dating back to 1893.
The tiara is "formed as a flexible band of 11 sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds."
The palace confirms that the diamond bandeau was a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York, who would become King George V. The bandeau and the brooch were passed down by Queen Mary to The Queen in 1953. It hasn't been worn since.
The Other Accessories
Meghan added an extra hit of sparkle to her look via diamond earrings and a coordinating bracelet made by Cartier.
But most likely her most meaningful piece of jewelry is her engagement ring.
The two stones are from Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana'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 Hair Moment
Because you can never look at too many photos of a princess wearing a tiara.
A Note About the Dress
The bride's custom wedding dress was designed by British designer, Clare Waight Keller, the Artistic Director at French fashion house Givenchy.
According to Kensington Palace, Meghan "chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour."
The gown featured a timeless silhouette, boatneck and three-quarter length sleeves to "add a note of refined modernity."
The Happy Couple
Prince Harry might put the sparkle in Meghan's eye, but we're not sure anything will shine as bright as that 10-carat stone at the center of the headpiece.