Meghan Markle Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding Facts: Four Fascinators and a Tiara

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Meghan Markle Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle at the Royal Wedding. Shutterstock

It’s estimated that 750 million people around the world watched the Royal Wedding. And while all eyes were on the glamorous and glowing Megan Markle, aka The Duchess of Sussex, her amazing diamond tiara definitely stole the show.

Some things you might not know. The platinum-and-diamond bandeau tiara originally belonged to Queen Mary and was lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II (aka The Queen).Β The Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara, created in 1932 in England and features a diamond center brooch with 10 diamonds dating from 1893. The tiara was last worn by Princess Margaret in 1965 and hasn’t been seen publicly since. The tiara, which also served to hold Markle’s embroidered veil in place, honored the 53 countries in the Commonwealth through its flowers.

Fab Fascinators

The rest of the royals, wedding guests, and even those who lined The Long Walk to watch the spectacle unfold, had to settle on colorful fascinators, which are tradition for fancy events in those parts. While there were too many beautiful ones to call out, for the sake of simplicity (and a catchy headline), we’ve narrowed them down to four by the UK’s most famous hat couturier: Philip Treacy. Four of our favorites:

@iamsarahgrafferty at the Royal Wedding in a hat designed by Philip Treacy.

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