Meghan Markle and the Queen Didn't Have a Disagreement Over Wedding Tiara, Book Says

What tiara did Meghan Markle want to wear? Despite reports, there was reportedly no disagreement between the Duchess and the Queen.

Gabrielle Bernardini - Author

Mar. 11 2021, Updated 3:37 p.m. ET

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The new book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, takes an inside look at the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the beginning of their whirlwind romance to ultimately deciding to step down as senior members of the British royal family.  

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Throughout Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship, there have been reports of ongoing feuds, racist behavior toward the former actress, and more. Written by royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Finding Freedom will detail some of the behind-the-scenes moments happening inside palace walls, as well as feature interviews with some of the couple's friends. 

Reports have recently surfaced that Meghan and Queen Elizabeth II were in a major disagreement on the type of tiara the Duchess would wear for her 2018 wedding. So, are they true? Keep reading to find out more.

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What tiara did Meghan Markle want to wear?

Though numerous U.K. tabloids reported that Meghan wanted to wear an emerald tiara instead of a diamond tiara worn by the Queen's grandmother in 1932, this is reportedly false. 

According to People, who obtained an excerpt of the book prior to its release, there were no disagreements between the two about her headpiece. 

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The book claims that Prince Harry was frustrated, not with the Queen, but with her majesty's royal dresser Angela Kelly. Finding Freedom explains that the Duke felt that the stylist was "dragging her feet in helping Meghan obtain access to her chosen tiara for a hair trial in advance of the big day" (via People). 

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Additionally, Scobie also tweeted that reports that the Queen shut down Meghan's wish to wear an emerald tiara were not accurate. "NO. JUST NO. The book does NOT say this. It actually refutes this played out tale," the author posted alongside a DailyMail headline. 

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Meghan Markle's "H" and "M" necklace reportedly got her in trouble with the palace.

During the early stages of the couple's relationship, Meghan was reportedly criticized for wearing a necklace with her now-husband's initial. In 2016, paparazzi photographed the former Suits star wearing a Maya Brenner necklace with the letters "H" and "M."

The palace was reportedly not happy with her fashion accessory.

"She was advised that wearing such a necklace only served to encourage the photographers to keep pursuing such images  —and new headlines," the authors wrote in their new book (via People). 

According to the book extract, Meghan had to sit on a call with palace aides. 

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"She felt frustrated and emotional," the excerpt states. "While she knew the aide had good intentions, the surreal experience of having someone from her boyfriend's office tell her what kind of jewelry to wear or not to smile at a photographer was too much." 

Concluding, Meghan "felt damned if she did and damned if she didn't." 

Ahead of the book's release a spokesperson for the couple released a statement: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting."  

Finding Freedom will be released on Aug. 11. 

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