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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a huge decision earlier this year, as they announced their intentions to step back as senior members of the Royal Family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle eventually relocated from their temporary Vancouver Island residence to Los Angeles in March as they began their new post-royal lives. The couple are reportedly living in Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills mansion.
Meghan is understandably thrilled to be back in her hometown of Los Angeles, and her mother, Doria Ragland, has reportedly moved in to help out with Archie.
Despite many reports claiming the Duchess is enjoying life outside the Royal Family, many fans of the couple are saddened by their relocation and decision to step down.
Harry used to be the most popular royal after the Queen and his royal wedding to Meghan in 2018 became the most-watched television event of the year in the UK.
While the former actress is now being criticised and accused of taking Prince Harry away from his family, at the time, Meghan was also widely praised and dubbed by many as a “breath of fresh air”.
Before the nuptials, it was even believed she would have worn the Spencer Tiara to honour her late mother-in-law.
However, once she stepped out of the Queen’s custom Rolls-Royce in front of St. George’s Chapel, it was confirmed that she went with a crown jewel instead.
In the past, the Queen would select a tiara for a royal bride to wear on loan.
Instead of choosing a tiara on her behalf, the Queen allowed Meghan to choose from a selection of dazzlers.
Meghan chose to wear Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was made to accommodate a brooch given to the late Queen in 1893 when she was still a Princess.
The tiara itself consists of diamonds and platinum with 11 different sections of interlaced ovals and pavé set diamonds. The center brooch is detachable and has sometimes been swapped out in favor of a sapphire stone.
According to several reports of the time, the reason why Meghan didn’t borrow Princess Diana’s tiara for her wedding day was the amount of attention it would have received.
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While it would have been a touching tribute to the late Princess, the Spencer Tiara has not been worn since Princess Diana’s passing and would have most-likely taken the attention away from Meghan’s stunning Givenchy dress and veil, as well as other details from the big day.
In addition to taking the attention away from some key royal wedding details, Meghan is likely to have not worn the Spencer Tiara because it did not represent the family she was marrying into.
Prince Harry may be half Spencer, but much of his focus is on his dad’s side of the family, as is Meghan’s.
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