Royal Wedding recap: The accessories

Can you believe it’s over? The Cosmo Bride team reminisces over their favourite moments from William and Kate’s big day. After we’d all gotten an eye-full of That Amazing Dress, the next thing to grab our attention was those little extras – the veil, the tiara and the jewels. Kate’s diamond earrings were handmade by Robinson Pelham. They were designed specially for Kate, as a gift from her parents Michael and Carole Middleton. The shape drew inspiration from the family’s coat of arms which features acorns and oak leaves. Find something similar at Fletcher & Grace ( We loved her “something borrowed”, a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara on loan from The Queen. It was originally an 18th birthday present from the monarch’s parents. Check out Canturi ( or Baccini & Hill ( for a gorgeous range of tiara options. Kate’s wedding band was made of Welsh gold and donated by The Queen after Kate and Will’s engagement was announced. See Dora Rings ( or Anania Jewellers ( for some stunning wedding band ideas. And finally, the veil. Historically, royal-born princesses don’t wear veils when walking down the aisle, but non-royal women like Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson chose to wear one for their weddings, and so did Kate! Her silk ivory-tulle veil with lace embroidery was the perfect final touch.