First on our agenda is the Royal Wedding, which was too dreamy for words, and has left us with melted hearts, and stars in our eyes!
The most important part of the ceremony - Meghan’s wedding band, was made from Welsh gold, which was gifted to her by Queen Elizabeth. Harry decided on a Platinum band, with a textured finish – interestingly, his older brother Prince William decided to forgo wearing a wedding band.
Meghan’s stunning trilogy engagement ring is a daily reminder of the late Princess Diana, using two diamonds from Diana’s personal collection. The centre diamond is a Cushion cut (estimated 3cts) from Botswana – a country that is particularly close to Harry’s heart. Harry has often spoken about Africa being a place that he holds dear, and has said that he feels more himself here than anywhere else in the world.
Meghan’s tiara, the literal crowning piece, was chosen personally by Meghan from the Royal collection. She chose Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara, which dates back to 1932, and features a detachable brooch, said to have been made in 1893. The art deco tiara is mounted in Platinum, and has 11 flexible openwork sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set large and small diamonds. The floral-style brooch features a centre old-cut diamond, surrounded by smaller diamonds, and was a gift to the Queen’s grandmother Mary on her wedding day in 1893 by the County Lincoln. It was then incorporated into the bandeau tiara in 1932, and passed down to the Queen, following Mary’s passing in 1953.
Following the tradition of wearing something blue, Meghan stepped out for the wedding reception wearing an Aquamarine cocktail ring that belonged to Princess Diana – another touching tribute to Harry’s late mother.