– According to forthcoming book Finding Freedom, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Queen Elizabeth II did not have a disagreement over Meghan’s choice of wedding day tiara, contrary to tabloid reports following the 2018 royal wedding.
– Prince Harry actually had reservations that the queen’s dressmaker, Angela Kelly, was intentionally delaying the process of Meghan selecting her wedding day tiara, according to the book.
– Finding Freedom hits shelves on August 11.
There was no bad blood between Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, regarding Meghan’s choice of wedding day tiara, contrary to previous tabloid reports.
Initially, reporting claimed that the queen had rejected Meghan’s first choice of tiara. But according to the highly anticipated Sussex-centred book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, via People, the queen had zero qualms regarding the duchess’s wedding day attire, including her selection of the Queen Mary tiara.
As authors and royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand explain in their book, it was actually Prince Harry and the queen’s official dressmaker, Angela Kelly, who had issues. Scobie and Durand write that Harry had reservations with Kelly and was concerned that she was purposely delaying helping Meghan get access to her official wedding day tiara.
For her 2018 royal wedding, Meghan famously wore the diamond centre-stone adorned filigree tiara, borrowed from the queen and originally made for Queen Mary, the Princess of Teck. She paired the jewelled headpiece with her Clare Waight Keller–designed Givenchy gown and a delicately embroidered veil designed to honour the countries of the British commonwealth.
Finding Freedom aims to set the record straight on a number of stories surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as their unprecedented decision to step down as senior working members of the royal family earlier this year. It will be released wherever books are sold on August 11.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.