7. Her Tiara Was Her Grandmother’s
As many may already be aware, it is seen as tradition within the royal family to wear an heirloom from another family member on your big day. Queen Elizabeth followed suit by wearing her grandmother’s beautiful diamond fringe tiara. The tiara itself has quite the interesting history.
It was originally made for her grandmother, Queen Mary, in 1919
and actually utilized stones from a Collingwood tiara that was given to Mary as a wedding present by Queen Victoria. Not only this but Queen Mary also wore the tiara on her own wedding day in 1893.
8. The Tiara Broke The Morning Of The Wedding
So, although the tiara had quite the exciting history, it certainly wasn’t indestructible (it was rather old, after all). Disaster struck on the morning of the wedding when the tiara snapped in two, causing quite the conundrum. Thankfully, a jeweller was on sight and managed to quickly put the tiara back together in time for Elizabeth to wear it down the aisle. Many have pointed out, though, that if you examine the wedding photos closely enough, you will be able to notice a small gap in the tiara.