Now, I don’t know about you, but I have watched enough Disney films to know that it’s a princess’ prerogative to wear a tiara whenever she pleases. After all, it’s what she rightly deserves, considering the turbulent journey that those fictional princesses have to endure in order to have their happily ever after with Prince Charming.
If we’re being honest – and slightly shallow – it’s the jewels that are the most attractive thing about marrying into royalty in the first place – you can’t honestly tell me that 20-year-old Princess Diana’s decision to marry a man 13 years her senior wasn’t in the tiniest bit influenced by the fact that he had access to some of the world’s most impressive jewels on her head, because I won’t believe you.
Of course, love is the most important element of any union. But, you can be easily fooled into loving someone when they propose to you with a rock that looks like it’s put more hours in at the gym than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
So when Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with a blinding piece of bling, it was presumed – by even those with the best intentions for the happy couple – that the 36-year-old American actress may be committing to the rather rushed marriage in order to live out her The Princess Diaries fantasy.