When it comes to planning weddings, some grooms are quite hands off, but not Prince Harry. First off, on the morning of the big day, he went and picked flowers for Meghan’s bouquet, which is probably the most romantic thing we’ve ever heard.
Secondly, it turns out he helped Meghan pick her royal wedding tiara too, a fact which was revealed in an audio recording made for the A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exhibition, which is on until January at Windsor Castle.
Meghan said, ‘When it came to the tiara on the day, I was very fortunate to be able to choose this gorgeous art deco style 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’.
Prince Harry added, ‘Every girl’s dream is to be able to try on a tiara and, funnily enough, it was the one that suited the best, the one that looked the best on you without question. I shouldn’t have really been there, but an incredible loan by my grandmother, it was very sweet.’
Of course, we all know Meghan ended up picking the gorgeous art deco style, which was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893. The centre brooch was given as a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York, while the bandeau and the brooch were bequeathed by Queen Mary to The Queen in 1953.
The Duchess said she chose it as it was ‘so clean and simple’, the perfect finishing touch to her equally simple dress.