This is why Fergie didn’t wear a tiara on her wedding day

It’s traditional for Royal brides to wear a tiara on their wedding dayMeghan Markle borrowed one from the Queen, while Princess Diana wore the Spencer tiara which had been in her family for years.

But one Royal bride who did break the rules a little was Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. Instead, when she walked down the aisle to wed Prince Andrew in 1986, she wore a floral crown instead.

However, even though she was breaking from tradition, there was a significance behind it. The crown featured gardenias, which were her future husband’s, and matched her bouquet, which was unconventionally small for a Royal bride.

Then there was the killer secret. After the ceremony, the floral crown was lifted, to reveal a tiara underneath. The diamond tiara, with a centre stone of five carats surrounded by floral scrollwork, was specially commissioned by the Queen as a wedding present.

Royal wedding tiaras

This was also unusual as brides tend to borrow heirlooms rather than buying new jewellery.

It was all rather symbolic, as Sarah entered the church as a young bride with flowers on her head, signifying hope and purity, and left the church with a tiara, showing she was now officially part of the Royal family.

The devil’s in the detail as they say.

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