The Queen's stern warning to Prince Harry after Meghan Markle 'pre-wedding tiara row'

9 November 2018, 13:05

The Queen reportedly warned Prince Harry over Meghan's behaviour ahead of the wedding
The Queen reportedly warned Prince Harry over Meghan's behaviour ahead of the wedding. Picture: Getty

Prince Harry reportedly "hit the roof" after advisers got involved in Meghan's choice of jewellery for her big day.

While the world fell in love with Meghan Markle at her wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year, things weren't quite so idyllic behind-the-scenes.

The Sun report that there was tension between Prince Harry and his grandmother, after the Queen warned him over his future wife's "diva behaviour."

Their source claims Meghan wanted a tiara that featured emeralds, but the loved-up couple were told it would be impossible due to lack of info on the tiara's origin, with fears it could be of Russian heritage.

A "well-placed royal insider" has told The Sun: "Meghan had her heart set on this tiara with emeralds and Prince Harry hit the roof when they were told it was impossible for her to wear it.

"The provenance of the tiara could not be established. There were concerns it could have come from Russia originally."

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The source added: "There was a very heated exchange that prompted the Queen to speak to Harry.

"She said, 'Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she's given by me'."

It's reported that The Queen also questioned Meghan's desire for a veil at the Royal wedding, considering it's her second marriage and etiquette experts often maintain the opinion that it goes against the veil's original symbolism of virginity.

Heart has contacted Kensington Palace for comment.

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Meghan's tiara caused conflict for the royals
Meghan's tiara caused conflict for the royals. Picture: Getty

Meghan eventually opted for the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau, which dates from 1932. Usually the tiara has a sapphire as its main stone ('brooch'), but Meghan swapped it for a diamond.

A statement from Kensington Palace at the time of the wedding read: "The veil is held in place by Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.

"The bandeau, which is made of diamonds and platinum, is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds. The centre is set with a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds."