Queen Elizabeth lends special tiara to Meghan Markle for wedding -- all the details!


Stunning! Meghan Markle wore a tiara for the first time ever on her wedding day, wearing Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau Tiara, which is on loan (per tradition) from Queen Elizabeth.

The gorgeous, statement-making piece, which she paired with a dramatic veil designed by Givenchy artistic director Claire Waight Keller, features a rich history. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, while the brooch affixed on the center dates back to 1893.

According to the Palace, the bandeau made out of diamonds and platinum "is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds." Meanwhile, the brooch is detachable and made out of ten sparkling diamonds.

The brooch was given as a present to Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln for her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York.

Weeks before her wedding, it was speculated that Meghan was going to wear the tiara Princess Diana wore when she married Prince Charles in 1981. The accessory, known as the Spencer Tiara, hasn't been worn since her death in 1997.

Meghan looked absolutely gorgeous in her custom Givenchy gown during her Saturday nuptials. The bride's decision to choose a French fashion house to design her dress came as a surprise to many, considering many assumed she would go with a British brand. For more on the wedding, watch the video above.