Zara Phillips’ wedding to Mike Tindall revisited – what precious royal tiara did she wear?

Zara Tindall is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, 92. The daughter of Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, she is without a royal title as her mother refused to give them to her children. Instead, Zara was known simply as Zara Phillips. Despite the lack of title, she is 17th in line of succession to the British throne.

Zara had a very successful career as an equestrian, and won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

A year earlier she married her long-term partner Mike Tindall.

Mike was a rugby union player for Gloucester when the pair met in 2003.

Their engagement was announced in 2010.

Zara and Mike had their wedding on 30 July 2011 in Edinburgh at the Canongate Kirk.

She wore an ivory wedding dress by Stewart Parvin, made of silk duchesse satin.

The dress had an empire line and a drop waist with a bell-shaped skirt.

Tiaras are an important feature of a royal wedding as the bride is allowed to borrow a tiara from the Queen’s collection.

Zara wore the Princess Andrew’s Meander Tiara, a diamond bandeau with a meander, laurel, and honeysuckle decorations.

The piece originally belonged to Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.

Zara wore her mother’s diamond earrings for the event.

Zara and Mike have two daughters, Mia Grace Tindall, four, and Lena Elizabeth Tindall, six months old.

Meghan Markle’s wedding tiara was the Queen Mary’s Lozenge Bandeau tiara. 

It belonged to Princess Mary, and has been worn by Princess Margaret.

The Diamond Tiara hasn’t been seen since it was last worn by Princess Margaret in 1965.

Kensington Palace confirmed the tiara is the Queen Mary’s Lozenge Bandeau tiara, and tweeted: “The veil is held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen.

“The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.”