Queen put hot-headed Harry 'firmly in his place' over tiara drama

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It's been three years since Prince Harry, 36, wed former actor Meghan Markle, 39, in a fairy tale ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Windsor.

Since then, the royal couple has welcomed two children, stepped away from official duties with The Firm and relocated to the US.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travel in an Ascot Landau carriage as they begin their procession through Windsor following their wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day in 2018 at Windsor Castle. Photo: Getty Images.

Tiara 'drama'

But surprising stories and interesting tidbits surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's big day on May 19, 2018, are still coming out of the woodwork.

The so-called 'drama' around Meghan's bridal tiara, for instance, was revisited once again by royal author Omid Scobie during his interview with True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat.

Contrary to rumours circulating at the time, there was no disagreement between Meghan and her soon-to-be grandmother, the Queen over which tiara she would wear down the aisle.

Scobie hosed down claims that the Queen, 95, had vetoed Meghan's initial request for an emerald tiara and instead forced her to wear the Queen Mary diamond tiara.

"The tiara selection went wonderfully," he said. "The Queen was very happy, Meghan was very happy."


Queen Elizabeth II attends the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match and a carriage driving display by the British Driving Society at Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn on July 11, 2021 in Egham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
The meeting between Meghan Markle and the Queen (pictured on July 11, 2021) to select the former's wedding tiara went 'wonderfully' says royal author Omid Scobie. Photo: Getty Images.

Scobie added that the real drama took place later on when the couple was trying to schedule a pre-wedding test-run with the tiara, which was kept under lock and key at the palace, and Meghan's hairdresser who had flown in from overseas.

"They had to do an experiment with [the tiara] before the wedding day. The hairstylist came in from overseas, there was an appointment at Buckingham Palace, but nobody was there.

"It got to the point where staff around Harry and Meghan were tearing their hair out because the wedding was a couple of weeks away, months had passed at this point."

Queen put Harry 'firmly in his place'

With time running out, Harry began to panic and, according to Scobie, was concerned that certain palace staffers were deliberately dragging their feet in order to make his bride's like 'difficult'.

"Harry had to intervene. He called his grandmother and said, 'I don't know what the hell is going on, but this woman needs to make this work for my future wife'."

In the end, Meghan reportedly didn't get to try the tiara on again until a few days before the big event at Windsor Castle.

According to a royal insider, the Queen was none too pleased with Harry's hot-headed phone call which involved some 'rude language' on his part.

The source told MailOnline that Her Majesty pulled her grandson into a private meeting where he was "was put firmly in his place. He had been downright rude".

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the Royal family attend events to mark the Centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England
The Queen marks the Centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018, with newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photo: Getty Images.

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