THE QUEEN has ‘banned’ the Duchess of Sussex from wearing some of the priceless items from the Royal Collection, a palace insider revealed.
Buckingham Palace reportedly applied the new rules to Meghan to ‘maintain order, hierarchy and precedence’.
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.’
The source added: ‘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 reported the Prince of Wales told Meghan, 37, not to wear a tiara to her first overseas state dinner, hosted by Fiji president Jioji Konrote, as it may look too ‘extravagant’.
A source said: ‘Prince Charles told her that it would not be appropriate. It was very kindly done.’ Meghan wore a blue Safiyaa gown, and no tiara, to the dinner. But on the same night, Kate, 37, wore a diamond and pearl headpiece once owned by Princess Diana to a state banquet in Buckingham Palace.
It came after the Queen was reported to be ‘unimpressed’ by a dispute over another tiara before the duchess married Prince Harry last May. Harry reportedly told staff ‘what Meghan wants, Meghan gets’, after she was refused an emerald encrusted headdress. It prompted Her Majesty to tell him: ‘Meghan cannot have whatever she wants.’