Princess Eugenie just made history when she wore a stunning emerald and diamond tiara when she married Jack Brooksbank this morning at St. George’s Chapel. For weeks royal fans questioned which tiara she would wear, considering she often chooses whimsical hats instead of diamond tiaras.
Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice have worn their fair share of hats over the years, but the pair have never accessorized with one of the most iconic headpieces: a tiara. Kate Middleton has donned the glamorous accessory on more than one occasion, and even newcomer Meghan Markle rocked the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau when she married Prince Harry.
So why don’t Eugenie and Beatrice normally wear tiaras in public?
It is true that Beatrice and Eugenie were born into the royal family and are directly linked to Queen Elizabeth, but there is one major difference between them and their in-laws. Middleton and Markle are married women, which is why tradition grants them the right to wear a tiara whenever they want.
Luckily, Eugenie has now joined Middleton and Markle’s tiara club.
Eugenie exchanged vows with Brooksbank wearing an open-back, long-sleeve Peter Pilotto gown with her hair in a very Meghan Markle-like loose chignon created by hairstylist Sonny-Jo MacFarlane.
According to People, many speculated that Eugenie would probably wear the York Diamond Tiara, the same headpiece her mom, Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, donned for her wedding with Prince Andrew. Queen Elizabeth gifted the tiara to Ferguson and wearing it will be a great honor for Eugenie.
Eugenie and Brooksbank got engaged back in January during a romantic trip to Nicaragua. The two are exchanging vows in the same chapel as Prince Harry and Markle, though they are expected to add their own touch to the ceremony.
This includes having a completely plastic free wedding, which lines up perfectly with Eugenie’s eco-friendly views.
“My whole house is anti-plastic now – and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well,” Eugenie recently revealed.
Princess Eugenie is currently the ninth heir to the throne.