The British Royal Family has a lot of rules Princess Eugenie must follow. Protocols include who can and cannot wear a tiara. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton can wear tiaras, despite their commoner births. On the other hand, the royally-born blood Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice of York, are banned from wearing tiaras.
The Official Royal Family Rule on Tiaras for Princess Eugenie
All princesses wear tiaras, right? Not exactly! In a rather archaic twist, Marie Clarie has revealed that marriage is the prerequisite for a royal tiara-wearer. The Royal Family rule allows the married Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge to wear sparkly tiaras at official events. But their husbands’ first cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are relegated to wearing hats. The princesses seem to enjoy pushing the limits of hat styles!
Because both of the Blood Princesses are still single, they have yet to wear a tiara. Despite having been born into the royal family, royal protocol demands that they must be married in order to don a tiara. After their single status is terminated, they can sport a tiara anytime after, per royal protocol.
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The Symbolic Message of Tiaras
The royal houses throughout Europe have their own traditions and rules regarding tiaras. The British tradition is that only married women can wear a tiara. Generally, a woman will wear a tiara from the family she is marrying into.
As with much of British Royal Family traditions, there is a secret meaning when a woman wears a tiara. The tiara is a symbol that a woman is married. This warns any potential suitors that she is unavailable.
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Hats For Day, Tiaras For Night
The British Royal Family tradition requires that that royal women wear hats during the day and married women can wear tiaras at night. The generic rule is that married women should wear a tiara at official functions after six in the evening.
The Scandinavian royal cousins appear to wear tiaras more frequently. This is because most Royal Family functions like weddings are in the evening. Most British weddings are during the early part of the day where royal women, both married and single, wear hats.
Royal Family Rule Broken For Recent Weddings
Before Meghan Markle exchanged vows with Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, she wore a tiara. Why did the former Suits star gain that royal privilege?
When Meghan walked down the aisle, it appears that royal protocol was broken. Meghan looked spectacular in a modern Givenchy gown with a flowing veil. The Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara glittered upon her head. The Queen obviously granted permission to Meghan to allow her to wear the stunning tiara on her big day.
See the Cartier tiara worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding https://t.co/lP2J429f1k
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Kate Middleton’s Tiara
When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, she wore the Cartier Halo Scroll Tiara. Since her marriage, Duchess Catherine has worn a cornucopia of tiaras at official occasions.
Duchess Kate was the first to wear the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara since Diana’s death. This tiara was Princess Diana’s favorite. Gerrard, the court jewelers, created the tiara over a century ago. The Queen gave Diana Spencer the beautiful tiara before Diana and Prince Charles married.
Princess Diana’s Tiara
Princess Diana did not wear a Royal Family tiara. She appears to have broken royal protocol. Diana chose to wear the Spencer Tiara instead. Diana borrowed the Spencer Tiara from her family’s private jewel collection.
The history of this 18-century tiara is as storied as is the Spencer family. Diana returned the tiara to her family after her wedding to Prince Charles. After her marriage, Diana’s favorite tiara was the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara. This spectacular tiara was most associated with the People’s Princess.
Will Princess Eugenie Wear A Tiara?
Prince Andrew’s younger daughter Princess Eugenie will marry her fiancé Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on October 12. She is expected to wear a tiara to this highly anticipated wedding. Most oddsmakers believe that Princess Eugenie will wear the same tiara as her mother, Sarah Ferguson. Fergie wore the York Diamond Tiara when she married Prince Andrew.
The Queen and Prince Philip gave this particular tiara to Fergie, prior to her Westminister Abbey marriage to Prince Andrew. The couple became the Duke and Duchess of York when they were married. This is how this tiara got its name. Come back to Soap Dirt often to find out how the Royal Family is doing.