Prince Harry, 32, and new fiancée Meghan Markle announced their eagerly awaited engagement on Nov 27 and the nation is overcome with excitement, with everyone all over the world reacting on social media in their millions. Former Suits actress Meghan has a style all of her own that is emulated by fashion bloggers and style experts alike, and of course everyone is already placing bets on what she will be wearing on the big day! One thing Meghan won't need to worry about however, is buying her own tiara.
The Queen often loans her most esteemed priceless jewels to family members including The Duchess of Cambridge, who borrowed a tiara from the monarch for her own wedding in April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
The Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara that Duchess Kate wore to her wedding is quite the statement piece. Boasting 739 brilliant cut diamonds and an enormous 149 baguette diamonds, it took centre stage at the ceremony, wowing the crowd as it picked up the light. Like much of the royal jewellery, it was handed down by generations: The Queen Mother actually gave it to the Queen as an 18th birthday present, and also lent it to Princess Margaret, before it was worn by Kate.
It is said that the Queen has a whole vault's worth of jewellery stored in a converted air raid shelter underneath Buckingham Palace. Her majesty is known for her stunning, priceless jewellery collection, and she showcases her stunning pieces at every opportunity. Only recently, the Queen lent The Duchess of Cambridge her four-row pearl Japanese pearl choker, which was previously worn by Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duchess wore the stunning necklace to the 70th anniversary dinner of the Queen and Prince Phillip, which she teamed with pearl drop earrings, whilst wearing the Zarita lace gown by Diane von Furstenberg, which has also been worn by her future sister in law Meghan.