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). 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.
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:
I am very grateful to have such kind and talented friends. Thank you my dearest Domenico and @stefanogabbana for the most phenomenal hand-painted Alta Moda @dolcegabbana dress. Thank you @bulgariofficial for the most exquisite jewellery. I am very lucky to be part of your family. Thank you to the most special, wonderful man @philiptreacy for creating such an elegant headpiece. I’m in awe of all of your craftsmanship and creativity. I am truly appreciative for all of the time and effort that went into my outfit for such a happy, special day yesterday. Thank you @ctilburymakeup and @nevillesalon for getting me ready ❤️