This is the reason why Meghan can't wear a tiara, but Kate can

2018-01-18 14:43

Cape Town - We’ve seen the Duchess of Cambridge effortlessly step out wearing exquisite royal jewellery, including Princess Diana’s favourite tiara.

But it looks like Meghan Markle will have to wait a while before donning any jewelled headdress.

According to Mirror News, strict royal etiquette rules prevent unmarried women from wearing tiaras. Therefore the former Suits actress isn’t allowed to wear the glitzy crown jewel before she weds Prince Harry in May.

“Flashy diamonds and tiaras aren’t worn during the day, and only married ladies wear tiaras,” says etiquette expert Grant Harrold.

“For married ladies, it was a sign of status and would show you were taken and not looking for a husband,” continues the manners expert.

“For the gentleman, it was a clear sign not to make advances toward the lady in question.”

So, when exactly will the 36-year-old get to pop on a tiara? Well, according to Glamour Magazine, Meghan could be donning one as soon as her wedding day – just like Kate did when she said “I do” to Prince William.  

But it’s unlikely that the future royal will wear the same tiara the duchess wore. In fact, royal experts predict Meghan will opt for something totally new, reports Hello Magazine.

"I have a feeling that if she wears a tiara, it may be a new piece created for her rather than a royal loan,” says Ella Kay, editor of The Court Jeweller.

“That would follow the examples set by other brides of younger royal sons, such as Sophie Rhys-Jones [now the Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward’s wife] and Sarah Ferguson [the former Duchess of York, Prince Andrew’s ex-wife].


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