The Meghan Markle bridezilla report: Tiara…


Is it possible that Meghan Markle’s gigglefest with Queen Elizabeth II during their first royal outing together in June was all for show? Is it conceivable that Prince Harry’s American bride really didn’t charm his grandmother with her friendly, down-to-earth personality or their shared love of dogs?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their wedding ceremony, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Gareth Fuller/pool photo via AP

Two different sources coming out this week paint Meghan, 37, as a bridezilla in the lead-up to her May 19 wedding, with one source alleging she demanded to wear a particular tiara from the queen’s collection. In fact, the source said, Meghan’s demands became so irksome that the monarch had to have words with Harry and tell him, “Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she’s given by me.”

The bridezilla portrait begins with a new book by reporter Robert Johnson, which reveals that Harry, 34, became “petulant and short-tempered” before the May 19 royal wedding at Windsor Castle, the Daily Mail reported.

According to the book, “Charles At Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams,” Harry allegedly told Kensington Palace staff in a raised voiced, “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”

One of the things Meghan reportedly had her heart set on was to wear a particular tiara that contained emeralds, according to another report by The Sun tabloid, citing “a royal insider.” Meghan had picked out this emerald headpiece during a visit to Buckingham Palace.

But Meghan, who is now expecting her first child with Harry, was told that wearing this tiara wasn’t possible because its provenance could not be established, the insider told The Sun.

“There were concerns it could have come from Russia originally,” the source told The Sun.

Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau, which Meghan Markle for her wedding (Photo by Royal Collection Trust via Getty Images)</p>

Apparently, the former TV star wasn’t happy about not getting her of choice of tiara, which led to “a very heated exchange” with staff that, in turn, prompted the queen to speak to Harry, the insider said.

In addition to the queen putting her foot down on the tiara issue, the queen also questioned Meghan’s need to wear a veil, given that it was her second marriage.

“The message from the queen was very much Meghan needed to think about how she speaks to staff members and be careful to follow family protocols,” the insider told The Sun.

But according to the insider, Meghan’s treatment of palace staff also caused tensions with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister-in-law.

“Meghan can be difficult,” the insider said, blaming her exacting attitude on her experience “working in a Hollywood environment.”

For her wedding, Meghan ended up wearing the Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau, a platinum headpiece, which was made in 1932 to showcase a detachable brooch given to Queen Mary in 1893, according to Kensington Palace. 

Of course, Meghan didn’t hint at any of this behind-the-scenes drama when she was interviewed for an audio commentary that is part of the new “Relive the Royal Wedding” exhibition at Windsor Castle, the Daily Mail reported. Indeed, Meghan made it sound as though it was her idea to pick the Queen Mary bandeau tiara.

“When it came to the tiara on the day, I was very fortunate to be able to choose this gorgeous art deco style bandeau tiara,” Meghan said on the commentary. “Harry and I had gone to Buckingham Palace to meet with Her Majesty The Queen to select one of the options that were there, which was an incredibly surreal day as you can imagine.”

“And that was the one that, I think, as we tried them on, stood out,” she added.

Queen Elizabeth II laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14 in Cheshire, England.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) 

Who knows whether to believe this bridezilla report?

But if this drama was going on, Meghan and the queen certainly made it look like they had patched up their differences and were getting along swimmingly a month after the wedding.

That’s when the Duchess of Sussex charmed the crowds and her grand-mother-in-law when they traveled together to northern England to attend an event marking the opening of a new bridge.

“They were very relaxed,” Judi James, a leading body language and communication expert, told the The Daily Mail after analyzing photos and videos of the two women together.