Why Meghan won’t be allowed to wear a tiara

The Suits star isn’t allowed to touch the royal jewels

She may have nabbed her prince, but Meghan Markle won’t be getting her hands on the royal jewellery collection any time soon.

The Queen’s priceless diamond collection is reserved solely for members of the Royal family and married women – so the 36-year-old American will have to wait patiently until her big day in May.

Meanwhile, Kate Middleton, is often spotted wearing dazzling tiaras at formal functions, however it was only after tying the knot to Prince William that the Duchess of Cambridge was allowed access the collection.

‘Flashy diamonds and tiaras are not worn during the day, and only married ladies wear tiaras,’ Diana Mather, a senior tutor for The English Manner etiquette consultancy told the BBC.

Furthermore, Etiquette expert Grant Harrold, known as The Royal Butler, added: ‘For married ladies it was a sign of status and would show you were taken and not looking for a husband.

‘For the gentleman it was a clear sign not to make advances toward the lady in question.’

 The Duchess of Cambridge first wore a tiara on her wedding day in April 2011, when the Queen loaned her the Cartier Halo Scroll tiara.

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It is thought Meghan will also borrow this tiara when she weds Prince Harry.

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