The Duchess of Sussex has settled well into her royal role, but has likely spent a lot of time learning new things along the way. Her husband Prince Harry has been a guiding force, but now it’s been revealedPrince Charles has also played a role in teaching her a thing or two about British royalty – like when to wear a tiara!
Most royal watchers will remember Meghan’s head-turning look for her glitzy evening in Fiji during her 2018 royal tour with Harry. She dazzled in a Fiji blue caped gown by London-based designer Daniela Karnuts, pairing the look with massive diamond drop earrings, navy blue suede pumps and a sleek, glossy hairdo. But a tiara – an accessory many believed she’d don for the glamorous reception – was missing from her outfit. A source who spoke to the Mail on Sunday said Charles told Meghan the accessory is considered too “extravagant” in some countries.
“Meghan did not understand all of this because she was new to the role and so Prince Charles told her that it would not be appropriate. It was very kindly done,” the source explained to the publication. “The Prince, having travelled to all these places many times over many years, is very well placed to give advice on such matters,” the source also said.
Meanwhile, back at Buckingham Palace that same evening, the Duchess of Cambridge was busy dazzling in the iconic Lover’s Knot tiara at a state banquet welcoming King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. She paired the jaw-dropping piece with a powder blue Alexander McQueen gown and diamond drop earrings for the occasion with her royal pals.
The only time the world has seen the soon-to-be mom in a tiara was on her royal wedding day in May 2018, when she wore Queen Mary’s bandeau tiara. “Harry and I had gone to Buckingham Palace to meet with Her Majesty the Queen to select one of the options that were there, which was an incredibly surreal day as you can imagine,” Meghan explained in a recording played at the Windsor Castle royal wedding exhibit, according to Harper’s Bazaar UK.