Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth clashed over the bride’s tiara just before the wedding. According to The Sun, Meghan’s first choice tiara was studded with emeralds which may have had Russian origins.
The Queen had to step in and eventually Meghan wore a diamond and platinum headpiece selected by the Queen . It was made in 1932 for Queen Mary, the Queen’s grandmother.
Meghan had her heart set on wearing the tiara and Harry “hit the roof” when he was told that she could not wear it. This led to a heated exchange that prompted the Queen to speak to Harry.
According to a new book by reporter Richard Johnson, Harry had told staff just the day before the wedding that “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets”. But the Queen had said to Harry, ‘Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she’s given by me’.
The Queen also could not understand why Meghan wanted to wear a veil for the wedding, given that it was her second marriage.
Queen Elizabeth also had to speak to Meghan about watching the way she spoke to staff members and following family rules.
Though the Duchess of Sussex Meghan has said that she chose the tiara after visiting Buckingham Palace with Harry to see the Queen and check the options, never did she imply that the tiara she wore may not have been her first choice.
According to a royal insider, Meghan can be difficult. He said, “She has very high standards and is used to working in a Hollywood environment. However, there’s a different degree of respect in the royal household and Kate has always been very careful about how she has acted around staff.”
Meanwhile, Richard Jobson’s book, Charles at 70, said Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth have bonded over a love of dogs.