Prince Harry's desperate call to the Queen about Meghan Markle

Prince Harry reportedly called his grandmother, the Queen, to complain after Meghan Markle ran into trouble over her choice of tiara for her wedding day.

It’s long been reported since the couple’s 2018 wedding that Meghan Markle was refused the tiara she ‘had her heart set on’ with Prince Harry allegedly telling palace aides “what Meghan wants, Meghan gets”.

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry reportedly called the Queen to complain after Meghan ran into issues picking her tiara for her wedding in 2018. Photo: Getty Images

The Queen reportedly was forced to intervene to deny Meghan the tiara, believed to be the Vladimir Kokoshnik tiara, which is covered in emerald jewels.

Meghan eventually rocked up to Windsor Castle wearing the elegant Queen Mary Bandeau, however, in an interview set to air on True Royalty TV, Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie claims there was a lot of drama before the wedding.

According to The Sun, during the interview Omid reveals that Prince Harry phoned the Queen to complain about ‘tiaragate’.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on Castle Hill outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony.
Meghan ended up wearing the elegant Queen Mary Bandeau tiara on her wedding day on May 19th 2018. Photo: Getty Images

“Harry had to intervene. He called his grandmother and said, ‘I don’t know what the hell is going on. This woman needs to make this work for my future wife,” The Sun reveals.

“Harry felt that there were those within the institution that would stop at nothing at the very least to make Meghan’s life difficult.

“Meghan didn’t get to try the tiara on again until a few days before the wedding.”


It’s not the only piece of jewellery that is believed to have caused a furore in the palace, as In an extract from Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim aides were furious at Meghan after she was photographed in 2016 wearing a necklace with the letters “M” and “H” on it.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge on Cockatoo Island on October 20, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
Palace aides were reportedly furious at Meghan after she was photographed in 2016 wearing a necklace with the letters “M” and “H” on it. Photo: Getty Images

The necklace, from Canadian jewellers, The Right Hand Gal, seemingly irked the hierarchy at the palace, after Meghan was spotted carrying a bouquet of flowers in Toronto, wearing the $230 14-carat gold chain.

It’s claimed the duchess was advised in a call that wearing the necklace was encouraging photographers to take photos of her and causing the headlines the couples got at the time.

Meghan reportedly "said little during the call, choosing instead to simply listen to the counsel. But after hanging up, she felt frustrated and emotional. 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,” the extract reads, according to People.

It’s reported that a ‘distraught’ Meghan called her friend saying she "felt damned if she did and damned if she didn't."

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