Meghan Markle Won’t Wear A Tiara At Her Wedding Unless This One Thing Happens
Laura Lee - January 10, 2018

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

When we hear royal wedding, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a bright and shiny tiara.  How could there even be a royal ceremony without a diamond crown, right? So Meghan Markle will inevitably be wearing one at her royal wedding. Well, not quite.
 
As it turns out, Meghan will actually only be wearing a tiara as she walks down the aisle if Queen Elizabeth II decides to lend her one.  The royal bride to be is not qualified simply by default to wear a tiara from the Crown Jewels collection simply because she’s about to marry Prince Harry.  The only people who are apparently entitled to wear a crown from the official collection are the husband or wife of the queen.
 
But since Markle is going to marry Prince Harry, the queen, if she wishes, can lend her diamond tiara to Meghan for her wedding day. If this were to happen, then the answer is yes, she will be wearing a tiara.  Until the wedding, however, which is set to take place on May 19th, anything can happen.
 
This is fact is not the first royal wedding with such a situation. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge had a tiara at her wedding only because the Queen was feeling kind enough to lend her one.  Who knew these ladies didn’t have so much access to the Crown Jewels?
 
However, since Markle is marrying Prince Harry, the queen can lend her a tiara to wear for her special day. In that case, the princess-to-be will be wearing a crown to her wedding. Markle and Prince Harry will be getting married on May 19 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, and I hope she’s dripping in diamonds during the ceremony.
 

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