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View Poll Results: Which tiara will Meghan Markle wear on her wedding day?
Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara 4 3.01%
Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara 5 3.76%
Papyrus Tiara 10 7.52%
Queen Mary's Filigree Bandeau 5 3.76%
Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara 3 2.26%
Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara 6 4.51%
Queen Mary's Lozenge Bandeau 25 18.80%
Queen Mary's Sapphire Bandeau 2 1.50%
Strathmore Rose Tiara 19 14.29%
Teck Crescent Tiara 11 8.27%
Other tiara with a royal connection, please specify 5 3.76%
Tiara created from other royal jewels (e.g. a converted necklace), please specify 8 6.02%
Antique tiara acquired for her 6 4.51%
New tiara created for her 15 11.28%
No tiara at all (brooches, hair pins, flowers etc.) 9 6.77%
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:28 AM
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I have to admit, I think it is a perfect tiara but not when it is covered by a veil, nor with a lot of veil net behind it. I have to admit my secret hope is that since this is Meghan's second marriage, she will wear this tiara for her wedding but forgo wearing a veil or, if she does wear a veil, it will be as fabulously transparent as Princess Grace's which managed to not obscure her headpiece or even removable as was Diana's.
She may not wear a veil; she knows she'd be criticized for that, since it is her second marriage, and there are those who'll pick at everything she does!


If I were Meghan, I'd opt for hair jewelry instead of a tiara.
It would be something different. I'd love to see some of the brooches in the collection used in this way.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:33 AM
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Who cares that people will criticize her...they will do that regardless. Queen Letizia of Spain wore a veil for het second marriage. Meghan should wear the wedding dress she wants.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:39 AM
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Actually the Halo Tiara is not teeny, tiny at all. It is one of the most distinctive tiaras's around with its triple row of diamonds across the bottom. It is all in the way it is worn, as this photo of QM shows the only time she was photographed wearing it. The disadvantage is that it does not sit on a covered frame.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZO7qMzGxO..._halotiara.jpg

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Kgziivo9-...crollTiara.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pVaTabfy3...600/_halo1.jpg

As you can see from Princess Anne's placement, if you bury the base in the hair, it does indeed become "small".

I have to admit, I think it is a perfect tiara but not when it is covered by a veil, nor with a lot of veil net behind it. I have to admit my secret hope is that since this is Meghan's second marriage, she will wear this tiara for her wedding but forgo wearing a veil or, if she does wear a veil, it will be as fabulously transparent as Princess Grace's which managed to not obscure her headpiece or even removable as was Diana's.
Of course compared with other tiaras of BRF it's pretty small but I also think the Halo is not that tiny.
My favourite picture of the Halo,
and THESE SPARKLES.

It's difficult to let the tiara shine if the veil is placed right behind the tiara, especially when your tiara is not tall enough/you get a massive updo or veil(e.g. Kate or Mary. Maxima's big veil also was attached behind the tiara but, thanks to its height, the tiara didn't lose in her hair and veil).

I think veil can go well with tiara, as long as you don't placed it right behind the tiara. Stephanie and Mette-Marit put their veils on their low buns, which IMO work so well.

But is there a tradition that the veil should cover her face when she enters the church in BRF? As I remember all Anne, Diana, Sarah and Sophie's veils covered their faces (not sure about the Queen and Margaret). Would it look weird if you wear a veil (which is attached on your low bun) over your face while you have a tiara on your head? I can't think of anyone who has this look.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:01 AM
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She may not wear a veil; she knows she'd be criticized for that, since it is her second marriage, and there are those who'll pick at everything she does!


If I were Meghan, I'd opt for hair jewelry instead of a tiara.
It would be something different. I'd love to see some of the brooches in the collection used in this way.
For those that will criticize her for a veil, they will also criticize her for wearing white. And this being her second marriage is being treated as a non-issue here. She will have everything that a first time bride will have. The only reason she'd forego something is if it doesn't go with the entire theme of what she and Harry wants to do with the wedding.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:20 AM
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This is a royal wedding in a large and old/historic Church. My feeling is that she is going to go all out..tiara, veil and a shade of white/cream/ivory dress.


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Old 01-04-2018, 10:22 AM
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I highly doubt it would have been an option either way. Having Meghan wear Kate's 'wedding tiara' seemed highly unlikely anyways. They wouldn't have wanted to draw comparisons.
I never thought she'd wear the Halo for this reason.


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Old 01-04-2018, 02:53 PM
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I do not believe that Meghan will wear the Halo Tiara. This is to be her wedding day. There would be too many comparisons between her and Catherine. After all, Meghan's wedding is not a contest. The wedding is a religious and sacred event.
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She may not wear a veil; she knows she'd be criticized for that, since it is her second marriage, and there are those who'll pick at everything she does!


If I were Meghan, I'd opt for hair jewelry instead of a tiara.
It would be something different. I'd love to see some of the brooches in the collection used in this way.
I would imagine 99% of people wouldn't even think of the idea that Meghan shouldn't where a veil at her wedding and so I think it is a mute point.

However, I personally quite like the idea of a royal bride opting to forego a veil - but if she did, the tiara would have to be quite elaborate I think.

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But is there a tradition that the veil should cover her face when she enters the church in BRF? As I remember all Anne, Diana, Sarah and Sophie's veils covered their faces (not sure about the Queen and Margaret). Would it look weird if you wear a veil (which is attached on your low bun) over your face while you have a tiara on your head? I can't think of anyone who has this look.
Brides born royal (including Princess Anne) in the British Royal Family traditionally do not where a veil that covered their face. I fully expect Meghan to wear a diamond tiara and a veil covering her face.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:34 PM
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Actually, I think wearing a veil with no blusher is the best option for a second wedding, and the idea of a lower anchor for the veil certainly has its merits. Mette Marit and Stephanie pulled that look off with class and Clare wore a beautiful veil attached either to or behind her tiara and wore no blusher.

I don't know when blushers entered into common usage in the UK and such countries because they rarely look good. I am going to step out on a veritable twig to opine that Princess Grace really kicked-started that custom and if it is made the same way and with the same fabric maybe it will work. Mostly though I find them an annoyance e.g. Sophie and Catherine's were awfully heavy and droopy.

If I have to pick a lasting impression of a wedding party then, without a doubt, it would be Sarah Chatto's. And I think she had the very best tiara. Perhaps she could lend it to Meghan as "something borrowed" since she has no daughter and Harry is her Godson.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ryjfFYV8_x...ridesmaids.jpg

That photo, for me, encapsulates everything good about a bride. She looked like a swan surrounded by signets. It is a serenely self-confident bride who dresses her adult bridesmaids so very like herself and that particular "look" is inspiring.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:30 PM
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Eh not a fan of the Floral Tiara won by Sarah Chatto. Reminds me too much of the Strathmore as well.

I ran across the wedding dress of Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones and I like the bodice on that one too. Lady Sarah Chatto's bodice was lovely except for that pronounced point at the bottom..that was kinda off for me.


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Old 01-05-2018, 12:45 AM
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Brides born royal (including Princess Anne) in the British Royal Family traditionally do not where a veil that covered their face.
I stand corrected, her daughter and daughter-in-law did but she didn't.

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I don't know when blushers entered into common usage in the UK and such countries because they rarely look good. I am going to step out on a veritable twig to opine that Princess Grace really kicked-started that custom and if it is made the same way and with the same fabric maybe it will work. Mostly though I find them an annoyance e.g. Sophie and Catherine's were awfully heavy and droopy.
Sophie and Kate has the same problem which the veil kept rubbing their faces. I don't know it's because the fabric is too soft or too heavy. Zara's veil, even though it is messy to me, is airy (or hard?) enough to keep certain distance from her face.

btw I pretty like Zara's tiara-veil-hair combination (although I still think the veil is awful), I hope Meghan will go for similar style.
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It would be amazing if she wore Margaret's turquoise tiara. I think it would be a great wedding tiara. Of course, I am not expecting it. It's just too bad it has not been seen in years.
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For those that will criticize her for a veil, they will also criticize her for wearing white. And this being her second marriage is being treated as a non-issue here. She will have everything that a first time bride will have. The only reason she'd forego something is if it doesn't go with the entire theme of what she and Harry wants to do with the wedding.
camilla herself wore grey to her ceremony with charles, and i guess that is precisely given she was married before. whether meghan will choose the same is to be seen. my guess will be she will still wear white.
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This thread is about a wedding tiara, not about slants -imagined or real- about the colour of Meghan's wedding dress. Or slants -imagined or real- about her wearing a veil or not.

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IIRC the Halo will be on tour during the time of their wedding....so not likely to be an option.


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ohhh, which exhibition is this?
Seems like I heard/read it was in Australia?


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The DM is now claiming that Meghan will wear the Halo (though I don't see how they could possibly know that).
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Evidently the DM is unaware that the Halo is going to be out of the country during the time Meghan is getting married....


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March to July in National Gallery in Canberra as part of Cartier exhibition

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I could see perhaps offering a Spencer heirloom for her to wear, to connect her to Diana but I don't think the earl would ever offer the tiara even as a loan.

The Spencers are an old family and tradition is important. Traditionally the tiara is worn only by either the wife or the daughter of the earl (or daughter in law). That is why Diana wore it. Even the earl's future granddaughters from Edmund (the younger son of the earl) who would be Spencers in name, would not likely wear.

Besides wearing a tiara at the wedding is an introduction into the royal family not the Spencer family. It would be one thing if Meghan had a family tiara like Diana did, or Camilla does (though obviously didn't wear at wedding). But she doesn't.

I might be wrong, but didnt Prince Harry inherited the Spencer tiara on his 30th birthday together with Prince William ?
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