Meghan Markle looked absolutely divine on her wedding day on May 19, 2018. While the crown jewel that the Duchess of Sussex wore perfectly complemented her Givenchy gown, a report claimed that it could have been better.
It was believed that Meghan Markle would wear the Spencer Tiara to honor Princess Diana. But when the Duchess of Sussex stepped out of Queen Elizabeth’s custom Rolls-Royce in front of St. George’s Chapel, it was confirmed that she went with a different crown.
Queen Elizabeth used to be the one who selects a tiara for a royal bride to wear on her wedding day, but it was different in Meghan Markle’s case. Instead of choosing on her behalf, Her Majesty allowed the Duchess of Sussex to pick the one that she wants to borrow from her collection.
Out of all Queen Elizabeth’s selection of dazzlers, Meghan Markle chose Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara. The Duchess of Sussex had all the freedom to borrow the Spencer Tiara, but she, reportedly, didn’t want to get the amount of attention it would have received.
The Spencer Tiara has not been worn since the tragic death of Princess Diana. While it would have been a touching tribute if Meghan Markle wore it on her wedding day, it would have most likely taken the attention away from the details of the big day and the bride herself.
Meanwhile, a previous report claimed that Meghan Markle may not be a fan of Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry collection as she was only seen wearing it once. Kate Middleton, on the other hand, still continuously borrows Her Majesty's gems
Rumor has it that Queen Elizabeth assured Prince William that Princess Diana’s accessories will only be worn by his wife. This sparked speculations that Meghan Markle is banned from borrowing them.
“This is a surprising situation that has been going on behind the scenes over the past few months and has caused tension and upset, especially for Harry. It is at the discretion of the Queen and trusted advisers which items in the Royal Collection she chooses to loan out and to whom,” an insider shared.
Although there is no solid proof to confirm that Meghan Markle is banned from borrowing some items from Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry collection, many believe that the Duchess of Sussex doesn’t seem to have the same privilege as Kate Middleton. However, there is still the possibility that Meghan may have not worn pieces from Her Majesty' collection simply because the designs don’t suit her taste.