Friday, April 5, 2019

Queen Bans Meghan From Borrowing Jewellery From Her Personal Collection- Report

The Queen has 'banned' the Duchess of Sussex from wearing some of the priceless items from her own private collection, it has been revealed.

Certain priceless items from the the Monarch's private collection, which are loaned at the discretion of Her Majesty, will not be made available to Meghan, according to a palace insider.

The move reportedly came after the Queen was left 'unimpressed by Meghan's demanding behaviour' ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry last year - during which he is reported to have told staff, 'What Meghan wants Meghan gets.'

Buckingham Palace has reportedly applied the stringent new rules to Meghan in a bid to 'maintain order, hierarchy and precedence' within the Royal Family.

The Duchess borrowed the diamond tiara belonging to the Queen's grandmother on her wedding day in May last year, and wore a pair of pearl earrings gifted to her by Her Majesty during her first joint engagement with the monarch last June.

The Royal Collection is held in trust by the Sovereign for her successors and the nation, and is not owned by The Queen as a private individual.

But the Queen does own a number of items - including a glittering array of crowns, tiaras, necklaces and earrings - which remain her private property and are kept in her own collection.

She loans them out to members of the royal family for formal occasions and state visits, at her own discretion.

A 'royal insider' told The Sun: 'It is true that Buckingham Palace did not want all the items in the Royal Collection to be opened up to Meghan at this time.

'Obviously Kate as the next Princess of Wales and a senior member of the family does have them made available to her.

'That's not to say items won't be loaned to Meghan in the future if situations change.'

Last month, The Mail on Sunday revealed the Prince of Wales told the Duchess of Sussex not to wear a tiara to her first overseas state dinner, fearing it might look 'extravagant'.

The Duchess had hoped to borrow a jewelled tiara from the Royal Collection for the event, but she was advised by her father-in-law that such ostentation is avoided in parts of the Commonwealth where it can be seen as reminiscent of a bygone era or 'extravagant'.

A source said: 'Meghan did not understand all of this because she was new to the role and so Prince Charles told her that it would not be appropriate.

'It was very kindly done.'