Who knew Harry's dad also doubled as a stylist?

By Alicia Brunker
Apr 01, 2019 @ 8:30 am

When Meghan Markle attended her first overseas state dinner in Fiji alongside hubby Prince Harry, people pondered why the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex decided to forgo tradition and not wear a tiara for the occasion. Well, believe it or not, Harry's dad, Prince Charles, played a huge role in swaying her decision. 

It turns out, Charles reportedly saved his daughter-in-law from making a major fashion faux pas. While it's perfectly acceptable for married royals to wear a tiara for private evening affairs, lavish headpieces are to be avoided in certain parts of the Commonwealth. Apparently, Charles told Meghan that a tiara could be viewed as "reminiscent of a bygone era," as well as "extravagant." 

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Markle, who fully-intended on borrowing the quintessential princess accessory, ultimately went with her father-in-law's advice. "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," a source told The Daily Mail, adding: "It was very kindly done." 

Instead, Meghan wore stunning diamond chandelier earrings as her hint of sparkle. The jewels  are rumored to be from the Royal Collection — the largest private art collection in the world, according to The Daily Mail

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Meghan paired the show-stopping earrings with a Fijian blue cape dress by Safiyaa, which gave us Elsa from Frozen vibes. Just further proof that Meghan doesn't need a crown to confirm her royal status.