It’s common practice  – or should we say protocol – for royal brides to borrow jewels and tiaras from Queen Elizabeth on their wedding day

We’ve recently seen this with Princess Beatrice, who is the latest member of the Royal Family to wed.

Beatrice tied the knot wearing the very same tiara – the Queen Mary Fringe tiara – as the one her grandmother wore on her wedding herself.

The tiara was created using diamonds gifted to Queen Mary (the Queen Mother) from her own mother Queen Victoria, on her wedding day.

Essentially, Beatrice wore a timeless piece, owned by her grandmother’s grandmother!

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Adding to the super-sentimental look, unlike other royals, Beatrice chose to wear a vintage dress worn by the Queen herself as her wedding dress, instead of commissioning a bespoke one, as is custom.

Beatrice wore a Norman Hartnell vintage gown commissioned for Queen Elizabeth, which she wore to a state banquet in 1961. The dress was remodelled with sleeves by royal dressmakers Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin to make it modest for a church wedding.

Take a look at other stunning tiaras worn by royals on their wedding day in recent times…

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Sophie, who married Prince Edward in 1999, wore a tiara from the Queen’s private collection on her wedding day. The tiara featured parts that were created using parts of Queen Victoria’s own crown.

Zara Phillips

Although part of the royal family, Zara does not bear an official royal title like her cousins and aunts. However, she was permitted to wear the Meander Tiara, originally owned by the Queen and gifted to her own mother, Princess Anne.

Princess Eugenie

The royal – who wed last year – added a splash of colour to her tiara by wearing the Greville Kokoshnik Emerald Tiara, a gift from Dame Margaret Greville to the Queen.

Duchess Kate

Kate wore the Cartier Halo tiara on her wedding day in 2011.

The tiara, also worn by Princess Margaret and Princess Anne, is considered one of the smaller and modest in the Queen’s collection.

The piece was commissioned to Cartier jewellers by King George VI for Queen Elizabeth (who we know as the Queen Mother).

Duchess Meghan

Meghan wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara on her wedding day in 2018.

The rarely-worn tiara was made in 1932 and features a brooch dating back to 1893, which was originally a wedding gift to Queen Elizabeth’s mother.

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