Meghan Markle Reflects on Picking Out Her Wedding Day Tiara, With the Help of Prince Harry

And Queen Elizabeth's supervision, no less

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Pinpointing your wedding-day accessories is no easy feat (veil or no veil? Silver or gold necklace? Something blue?), but take a second to imagine having a slew of royal heirlooms at your disposal. As was the case with Meghan Markle, who ultimately chose the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau to complement her timeless Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy wedding dress. Which, speaking of, are both currently on display in a new exhibition at Windsor Castle, along with a recording of the Duchess of Sussex dishing on her royal headpiece decision making (with Queen Elizabeth's assistance, no less).

As highlighted in the "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex" display, open until January, Meghan recalled her pre-wedding visit to Buckingham Palace to meet with her future grandmother-in-law and select a tiara, according to Daily Mail. She didn't go alone, either, letting Prince Harry accompany her on the "incredibly surreal day." And, unsurprisingly, the "best husband ever" (Meghan's words, not ours, although we can't argue) had the sweetest things to say about his wife's bridal ensemble.

Although the redheaded royal admitted that he "shouldn’t have really even been there" as Meghan browsed the royal collection, he described the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau as "the one that suited the best, the one that looked the best on you without question."

Meghan herself favored the accessory for its minimalism, which meshed perfectly with her wedding gown. "I think it was just perfect because it was so clean and simple—and also to that point, an extension of what Clare and I had been trying to do with the dress, which was have something that could be so incredibly timeless but still feel modern," she said.

The 37-year-old also added that the Art Deco tiara "was the one that, I think, as we tried them on, stood out."

Prince Harry, whose own wedding-day ensemble, the Blues and Royals uniform, is being showcased beside his wife's at Windsor Castle, revealed his outfit reasoning in a recording as well. "I chose the frock coat as a uniform, with permission from my grandmother, because I think it's one of the smartest Household Cavalry uniforms," he explained. "It's one of my favorites, and I was very fortunate to be able to wear that on the day."

Ugh, these two—even five months after their wedding, they're still giving us all the royal wedding feels (no complaints here). Now, on a more important note, can we get an exhibit dedicated to all of Meghan's wardrobe choices?

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