The Duchess of Sussex’s Wedding Tiara – Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara

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Meghan Markle, now known as the Duchess of Sussex has chosen a wedding tiara that once belonged to Mary of Teck, the consort of King George V. It is of English origin and was made in 1932, with a centre brooch dating from 1893.

The bandeau is made of diamonds and platinum and is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds.  The centre is set with a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds. The bandeau was given as present to then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln upon her marriage to the then Duke of York. Queen Mary bequeathed the bandeau to Her Majesty The Queen in 1953.

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  1. Thank you so much for starting this website.
    I enjoy history and much appreciate your knowledge.
    ~~ Phyllis Bullion-Evans
    P.S. Would you mind please expanding on the history of the Boleyn’s leaving England when Anne Boleyn was executed by Henry VIII?

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