ROYAL WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS: MEGHAN MARKLE’S EXQUISITE BRIDAL JEWELLERY
Watched by thousands across the globe, the Royal Wedding was a truly magnificent event to behold. Every minute detail, from the floral arches that adorned the chapel, through to the carefully curated guest list, was absolute perfection. And of course, so was Meghan’s choice of bridal jewellery, each piece holding a cherished significance to the royal family, or simply a striking addition to her ensemble.
Embellishing her stunning boatneck Givenchy off-the-shoulder gown, Meghan wore delicate diamond jewellery. Sporting diamond stud earrings from the ‘Galanterie de Cartier earrings’ by French jeweller Cartier, along with one simple diamond bracelet also by the designer on her right hand – both in white gold and diamonds.
Meghan’s eye-catching tiara was undoubtedly one of the most memorable accessories of her big day. Following in Kate Middleton’s footsteps, wearing a tiara straight from the Queen’s jewellery vault, the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau. Purchased by Queen Mary (the wife of King George V) in 1925, the tiara had a distinctively art-deco feel to it and beautifully complemented the simplicity of Meghan’s wedding dress.
Whilst Meghan adhered to royal tradition by opting for a wedding band crafted from a piece of Welsh gold, it was Harry who broke the mould by deciding to sport a platinum wedding band with a textured finish. The royal family have been using Welsh gold in their jewellery since the Queen Mother’s wedding in 1923, so this break from tradition was particularly unexpected. Though wonderfully fitting for a prince who has always strived to create new traditions and modernise the royal family.
Following the royal wedding ceremony, Meghan rolled the traditional something old, something borrowed, and something blue all into one, by donning a stunning aquamarine cocktail ring that belonged to Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana. Many have speculated that this ring was in fact a gift from Harry to Meghan, which would be fitting since the couple continually referenced Diana throughout their ceremony. From the extra-long train and veil, to the addition of two diamonds in Meghan’s engagement ring from Diana’s jewellery collection, it was clear that the pair were keen to include his late Mother’s presence throughout.