Meghan Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, married in May.According to recent reports Meghan was refused her first choice of tiara by the Queen, causing a “very heated exchange”.Meghan was said to have her heart set on an emerald tiara, but there were concerns it cam from Russia.Meghan wore the Queen Mary Lozenge Tiara in the end, but did she want to wear the Vladimir tiara?The tiara is known at the Vladimir tiara, and was given to Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin when she married Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia in 1897.It came to the UK in 1917 when Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna was advised to flee Russia after the revolution.The tiara was smuggled out of Russia in a pair of Gladstone bags.The piece was in a little disrepair, but was bought from Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna’s daughter Grand Duchess Elena in 1921 by Queen Mary.She had royal jewellers Garrad repair the gems and three years later had a set of fifteen emeralds attached to the stunning piece.The Queen has worn the piece with these attachments, with pearl attachments and with no attachments.However, most recently she wore the piece with emeralds to honour the Irish president during a state banquet in 2014.According to the Sun exclusive a new book by reporter Robert Jobson tells the story of the disagreement over the tiara.A royal insider told the writer: “Meghan had her heart set on this tiara with emeralds and Prince Harry hit the roof when they were told it was impossible for her to wear it.“The provenance of the tiara could not be established. There were concerns it could have come from Russia originally.“There was a very heated exchange that prompted the Queen to speak to Harry. She said, ‘Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she’s given by me’.”Princess Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald tiara for her wedding. The piece is Margaret Greville’s Kokoshnik Emerald Tiara. It was made by made by Boucheron in 1921 and the whopping centre emerald is 93.70 carats.The tiara originally belonged to Dame Margaret Greville and was left to Queen Elizabeth II in 1942.Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profileMeghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.ActressMeghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.Charity and humanitarian workMeghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.RelationshipsIn September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.Meghan’s heritageSome have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.
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