There is so much speculation about Prince Harry's wedding to former Suits actress Meghan Markle, which will captivate the world on May 19 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. From the American star's wedding gown to heirloom jewels she may opt to wear, fans can't wait to see Meghan's bridal look. Having never met her mother-in-law Princess Diana, it is looking likely that the future royal will pay tribute by wearing the sametiara that the late princess wore on her own wedding day in 1981. Diana returned the dazzling family headpiece, which she paired with her voluminous Elizabeth Emmanuel gown, to her brother Earl Spencer. Prince Harry may ask his uncle if he could loan the antique tiara for his bride, a perfectly sentimental nod to his mother.
The loaning iconic jewellery for monuments occasions is something that happens a lot in the royal family. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Cartier halo headpiece which first belonged to the Queen Mother, (which was later passed on to the Queen on her 18th birthday) to her own wedding on 29 April 2011 to Prince William.
The pregnant royal has borrowed many heirlooms since then; including the Lotus Flower Tiara and most recently the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara which she wore at Christmas. The Lover’s Knot was a wedding present to Diana from the Queen.
At the BAFTA's in February – the wife of Prince William styled her jewellery in a very similar way that the Queen often does – she sported interchangeable earrings. Duchess Kate sported a pair of emerald earrings which were originally first worn in a shoulder-gazing drop style in 2014. However at the BAFTA's, she recycled the stunning jewels, this time choosing to wear them as studs.