For her wedding day, Meghan Markle wore some of the most beautiful accessories that complemented her stunning gown.
Meghan followed in Kate Middleton’s footsteps and borrowed a crown from Queen Elizabeth II for the occasion. The tiara, called the Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara, is full of history–the bandeau is from 1932, while the brooch in the centre is from 1893 and is set with 10 brilliant diamonds.
The tiara was the perfectly sparkly accessory to Meghan’s updo, which held her 16-foot silk tulle cathedral veil made by the same designer who also created her dress, Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy.
The veil itself carries special meaning. According to Kensington Palace, the edges of the veil were hand-embroidered with the flora of all 53 commonwealth countries, as per the request of Meghan herself, who wanted to carry all 53 countries with her on her special day. On her feet, Meghan donned silk shoes by Givenchy.
To complement her crown, Meghan wore understated stud earrings and matching bracelet by Cartier. During the ceremony, Meghan and Harry exchanged rings from Cleave and Company, the same brand that made Meghan’s engagement ring. Meghan’s band was made of Welsh gold gifted by Queen Elizabeth II, while the couple veered away from tradition with Harry’s band, which is made of platinum.
We have no doubt the wedding will be sparking some hot bridal accessory trends!