WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Meghan Markle stands at the altar during her wedding in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

All the Queen's Jewels: A Guide to Royal Tiaras

A survey of some heavenly headwear, starting with Meghan's wedding bandeau.

When the former Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in May, much of the attention was on the new Duchess' dress. But there was an equal amount of fascination with her headgear, a diamond bandeau tiara borrowed from the Queen herself. It's not the only dazzling piece of jewelry from Her Majesty's vault. Here, a deep dive into some of the more historically significant tiaras from the royal family's collection. Above: Meghan at the altar on May 19.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leaves Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's mother, Doria Ragland. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) Karwai Tang/WireImage DIAMOND BANDEAU Meghan paid tribute to the history of her new husband's family by wearing the beautiful platinum and diamond-encrusted bandeau to the alter. The bandeau itself was made in England in 1932, although the detachable brooch in the center dates back to 1893. Queen Mary (1867 - 1953) watching a performance of Emile Littler's pantomime, 'Little Miss Muffet' from the Royal Box at the London Casino, 20th December 1949. She is wearing a diamond bandeau tiara later worn by Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, on her wedding day. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images A QUEEN'S GIFT It was made especially for Queen Mary (above in 1949), who bequeathed the piece to her granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Britain's Prince William's wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as they travel in the 1902 State Landau carriage along the Processional Route to Buckingham Palace, in London, on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images THE CARTIER HALO The former Kate Middleton famously wore this tiara on her wedding day in 2011. The Halo was a gift from Elizabeth's father King George VI to his wife Elizabeth. The Queen Mum then gifted it to Elizabeth II for her 18th birthday. Princess Margaret in the procession to the dining room for the dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Royal Air Force at Fighter Command headquarters at Stanmore, Middlesex. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images SISTERS SHARE Queen Elizabeth's famously stylish sister, Princess Margaret, wears the Cartier Halo to a dinner in 1958. Read more about Princess Margaret and her ill-fated marriage here. circa 1930: Elizabeth Angela Marguerite, Duchess of York (1900 - 2002), future Queen Consort to King George VI wearing a tiara. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images THE LOTUS FLOWER The future Queen Mother turned a necklace she received as a wedding gift into this beautiful tiara around 1925. (Here, she wears it low on her head sometime around 1930.) Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930-2002) posed, wearing a tiara, with her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon at a ball in Washington DC, United States in November 1965. (Photo by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images MARGARET'S MAIN The Lotus Flower became the tiara of choice for Princess Margaret, who wore it high on the head in the more modern tiara fashion. Here, she wears it in 1965 with her husband the Earl of Snowden. LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on October 20, 2015 in London, England. The President of the People's Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, are paying a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of the Queen. They will stay at Buckingham Palace and undertake engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool /Getty Images) WPA Pool/Getty Images KATE BRINGS IT BACK Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, brought the Lotus Flower back into circulation. She was photographed wearing it to a 2015 banquet at Buckingham Palace. BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11: Diana, Princess Of Wales Attending A Reception At The Crest International Hotel, Brisbane, Australia Wearing The Spencer Tiara, The Royal Family Order Of The Queen And The Saudi Arabia Sapphire And Diamond Necklace And Earrings. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images THE SPENCER TIARA It's an heirloom that goes back decades in Diana's family. Although it's made up of other pieces of jewelry, the original frame was a wedding present given to Diana's grandmother in 1919. Diana wore it on her wedding day to Prince Charles in 1981. Here, she wears it at a reception in 1983. Viscount Althorp, 25-year-old son and heir of Earl Spencer, with his bride, top model Victoria Lockwood, 24, after their wedding at St Mary's Church, Great Brington. (Photo by Ron Bell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images) Ron Bell - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images WEDDING TOPPER Diana's brother Charles wed model Victoria Lockwood in 1989, and she wore the Spencer Tiara for the ceremony. circa 1926: Queen Mary (1867-1953), wife of George V, the King of England. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images THE CAMBRIDGE LOVER'S KNOT Part of the Queen's private collection, this famed tiara was commissioned by Queen Mary in 1913 or 1914. (She's wearing it here sometime around 1926.) NEW ZEALAND - 20th APRIL 1983: Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, looks thoughtful while wearing a tiara in New Zealand during April 1983. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage) Anwar Hussein/WireImage DIANA'S FAVE The Lover's Knot was a favorite of the Princess of Wales. The Queen had actually lent it to Diana to wear at her wedding, though she opted to go with her family piece. Still, Princess Diana wore the piece often during her marriage, including here in 1983. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after attending the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on December 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images) Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images KATE'S TURN Kate brought the Lover's Knot back into circulation. She wore it at a Buckingham Palace reception in 2016. History Personalities, British Royalty, pic: 1910's, HM,Queen Mary, portrait, Queen Mary (1867-1953) born Mary of Teck, became Queen Consort when her husband King George V ascended the throne in 1910 (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images) Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images THE DELHI DURBAR This tiara was worn by Queen Mary for George V's coronation in 1910. Later, it was worn by the Queen Mother. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Royal heirloom diamond tiara, necklace and earrings at a banquet in Buckingham Palace. (Photo by © Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) Tim Graham/Corbis via Getty Images Buckingham Palace Banquet CAMILLA'S CROWN The Duchess of Cornwall wore the Delhi Durbar for a banquet in 2005. British Royalty, pic: 20th November 1947, Buckingham Palace, London, The wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh showing the Princess looking radiant after the wedding at Westminster Abbey (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images) Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images THE RUSSIAN FRINGE TIARA Worn by Queen Elizabeth II (then princess) on her wedding day in 1947, it too, was an heirloom of her grandmother's. With an almost art deco style, it seems like a fitting and fashionable choice for a '40s wedding. Dorothy Wilding 1893-1976. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain wife of King George VI. 1937. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images) Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images QUEEN MUM'S FRINGE The Queen Mother wore the Russian Fringe for her portrait in 1937. Princess Anne (later the Princess Royal) and Captain Mark Phillips leave the West Door after their wedding ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images ANNE'S WEDDING Queen Elizabeth's daughter Princess Anne also wore the Russian Fringe tiara to her wedding ceremony to Capt. Mark Philips in 1973. BRUHL, GERMANY - OCTOBER 19: Queen Wearing Russian Fringe Tiara, Diamond Necklace And Queen Mary's True Lovers Knot Brooch For A Banquet At The Schloss Augustusburg In Germany (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) Tim Graham/Tim Graham/Getty Images REGULAR REAPPEARANCE Her Majesty still wears the tiara from time to time, including here at a German banquet in 1992.

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