Report: Queen irked over tiara demand
Is it possible that Meghan Markle’s gigglefest with Queen Elizabeth II during their first royal outing together in June was all for show? Is it conceivable that Prince Harry’s American bride really didn’t charm his grandmother with her friendly, down-to-earth personality or their shared love of dogs?
Two sources paint Meghan, 37, as a bridezilla in the lead-up to her May 19 wedding, with one source alleging she demanded to wear a particular tiara from the queen’s collection. That source claims Meghan’s demands became so irksome that the monarch had to have words with Harry and tell him, “Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she’s given by me.”
The bridezilla portrait begins with a new book by reporter Robert Johnson, which reveals that Harry, 34, became “petulant and short-tempered” before the wedding at Windsor Castle, the Daily Mail reported.
According to the book, “Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams,” Harry allegedly told Kensington Palace staff in a raised voice, “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”
One of the things Meghan reportedly had her heart set on was to wear a particular emerald tiara, according to another report by The Sun, crediting “a royal insider.”
Meghan had picked out the emerald headpiece during a visit to Buckingham Palace. But Meghan, who is now expecting her first child with Harry, was told that wearing this tiara wasn’t possible because its provenance could not be established. “There were concerns it could have come from Russia originally,” the source told The Sun.
Meghan ended up wearing the Queen Mary diamond bandeau, a platinum headpiece made in 1932, according to Kensington Palace.
If this drama did occur, Meghan and the queen certainly made it look like they had patched up their differences and were getting along swimmingly a month after the wedding. That’s when the Duchess of Sussex charmed the crowds and her grandmother-inlaw when they traveled together to northern England to attend an event marking the opening of a new bridge.
Britain’s Prince Harry and his bride, Meghan Markle, ride in a carriage after their wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London in May.