Will Meghan Markle Wear a Tiara or Veil at Her Royal Wedding With Prince Harry?

Will Meghan Markle Wear a Tiara or Veil on Wedding Day?
Meghan Markle is seen ahead of her visit with Prince Harry to the iconic Titanic Belfast during their trip to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Markle will marry Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding approaches, there seems to be only one question on everyone's mind: Who designed Markle's wedding dress?

Of course, Harry's soon-to-be wife is keeping her gown and its designer completely under wraps. However, when it comes to certain bridal accessories—like, for instance, a tiara and veil—the royal brides of the past may provide insight to what Markle may consider donning atop her brunette locks come wedding day.

Will Meghan Markle Wear a Tiara or Veil on Wedding Day?
Members of the British Royal family and guests pose around Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) (CL) and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (CR) (future Prince Philip); at right the group includes Britain's King George VI (5R) stood next to Queen Elizabeth (3R) with Princess Alice of Athlone (R) and in front of bridemaids that include Princess Margaretb (7R) stood next to Philip; at left the group includes the best man David Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven (7L) stood next to Princess Elizabeth, Mary of Teck (3L), mother of King George VI, stands at left in front of the bridesmaids next to Princess Alice of Battenberg (5L), Philip's mother; the page boys are Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Michael of Kent; in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace on their wedding day November 20, 1947. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Tiaras have long been a staple of royal wardrobes, and many family members have sported them down the aisle with a veil, including Queen Elizabeth II, whose 1947 wedding to Prince Philip was nearly ruined when her iconic diamond Fringe Tiara snapped hours before she was supposed to exchange vows. Luckily, the royal jeweler was nearby and managed to fix the tiara, which was originally crafted for Queen Mary in 1919. A veil also accompanied the tiara for Elizabeth's wedding.

Will Meghan Markle Wear a Tiara or Veil on Wedding Day?
Picture of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles of Wales at their wedding at St Paul Cathedral in London in this file photo dated 29 July 1981. Lady Diana and her lover, the Egyptian millionaire businessman Dodi al-Fayed died after a midnight car crash in Paris 31 August. At far (R) Earl Spencer, father of Lady Diana. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, wore her family heirloom, the Spencer Tiara, along with a veil, when she tied the knot with Prince Charles in 1981. There is some speculation that Markle could borrow the tiara for her wedding day or perhaps the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, which was a favorite of Diana's.

Kensington Palace has said the couple is keen on making sure Diana's legacy is incorporated in their wedding—her sister Lady Jane Fellowes is expected to give a reading during the ceremony. And Markle's engagement ring is adorned with two diamonds from Diana's personal collection, so it's understandable why some would think Markle and Harry would choose to wear Diana's tiara.

Will Meghan Markle Wear a Tiara or Veil on Her Wedding Day?
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greet well-wishers from the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Markle's soon-to-be sister-in-law Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, borrowed a royal tiara for her 2011 wedding to Prince William. In addition to a veil, Middleton wore the Cartier Halo tiara, which was originally gifted to the queen on her 18th birthday. Princess Margaret and Princess Anne have both worn the tiara over the years.

If Markle does choose to wear a tiara, she'll have plenty from the royal vault to choose from, if she not have one custom made.

In addition to the aforementioned tiaras, there's also the Strathmore Rose Tiara, which belonged to the Queen Mother in the 19th century before she gifted it to Elizabeth, and the Lotus Flower Tiara, a favorite Middleton's. Markle could wear the Cartier Bandeau Tiara, also originally owned by the Queen Mother, which, unlike all the others, sits atop the head in a similar fashion to a headband.

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