Meghan Markle’s wedding day sparkle to go on display

The wedding outfits of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be going on display at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, with the tiara set to play a starring role.

In a special exhibition organised by The Royal Collection Trust, the public will be able to view the dress, shoes, veil, and jewellery worn by Meghan Markle on her wedding day.

A highlight of the exhibition will be the bride’s tiara, which she borrowed from Her Majesty the Queen.

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While the jewellery was kept simple, yet striking, Meghan Markle followed in Kate Middleton’s footsteps and held her veil in place with a tiara from Her Majesty the Queen’s jewellery vault.

The Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau is named after the wife of King George V, the Queen’s grandfather. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893.

Crafted in platinum, the bandeau 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 adorned with a detachable brooch of 10 brilliant diamonds.

The diamond bandeau was made for Queen Mary and specifically designed to accommodate the centre brooch. This brooch was given as a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York.  The bandeau and the brooch were bequeathed by Queen Mary to The Queen in 1953.

The public will have the opportunity to see the tiara and the rest of the royal couple’s aisle style from October 26 2018 – January 6 2019.

Tickets went on sale today.

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