Meghan Markle’s stunning wedding tiara wasn’t her first choice, according to reports.
In a new article from U.K. newspaper The Sun, a source revealed there was a wedding day dispute between the Duchess of Sussex and no less a royal authority than Queen Elizabeth herself.
“Meghan had her heart set on this tiara with emeralds, and Prince Harry hit the roof when they were told it was impossible for her to wear it,” a source tells The Sun.
The spat led to “a very heated exchange” causing the Queen to later have a talk with the Duke of Sussex.
The problem: “The provenance of the tiara could not be established,” says the source. “There were concerns it could have come from Russia originally.”
In a recording for the new royal wedding exhibit at Windsor Castle, Markle spoke of making the decision ahead of her big day, “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,” said the duchess.
Harry added, “[It’s] every girl’s dream to be able to try on a tiara and funnily enough, [that was] the one that suited the best. I shouldn’t have really even been there, but [it was] such an incredible loan by my grandmother. It was very sweet.”
Just five short months later, however, the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie sported an emerald green tiara on her wedding day, on loan from her grandmother.
Prince Harry and Markle wed in May in a stunning ceremony held in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Kensignton Palace has refused to comment on The Sun‘s report.