Lady Gabriella's Wedding Tiara Nearly Fell Off During Her Ceremony & It Sounds Nervewracking
Ah, heavy weighs the crown. No, seriously — Lady Gabriella's wedding tiara nearly fell off during her ceremony and she was majorly bugging about it. Luckily, she was able to avoid a wardrobe malfunction while walking down the aisle.
For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the life of this newlywed royal, Gabriella — who goes by Ella — is the daughter of Princess Michael of Kent, who counts Queen Elizabeth among her first cousins. This makes Ella 52nd in line for the throne. She tied the knot with Thomas Kingston at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 18. The whole thing seems like a fairytale, but, in an interview published on July 7, Ella opened up to Hello! magazine about how wearing her diamond-studded tiara on her special day was actually pretty dang stressful. Ugh, don't you just hate it when your fancy diamond-studded tiara is stressing you out on your wedding day?
“Suddenly I could feel my tiara start to pull back, and in those few unnerving moments, I thought it would come crashing down with an almighty clunk,” Ella told the publication. “My little bridesmaids had accidentally wandered on to my very sheer tulle 20-ft. veil. I slowed down until they’d stepped off it, but then it happened again.”
If you're wondering where the heck Ella even managed to get the tiara, allow me to explain, because it's actually pretty cute. According to People, Ella wore "a Russian Fringe style diamond tiara." The sweetest part of all? According to People, the tiara was also worn by her grandma, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mom, Princess Michael of Kent, on their respective wedding days.
Luckily, her hairdresser came in clutch by already taking precautionary measures to make sure the tiara didn't fall off of her head. “Fortunately my hairdresser had pinned the tiara in place, and it stood firm," she explained.
Minus the drama with the tiara, everything else went swimmingly for Ella's wedding day. In particular, she told Hello! that she was a huge fan of the dress that designer Luisa Beccaria created especially for her big day.
“It was a magical day, and Luisa created a wonderful dress for me,” she told Hello! after seeing the dress on display at Paris Couture Week. “This is the first time I’ve seen it since the wedding, and it brings back so many happy memories.”
Another cute little factoid? Ella kept the gown a secret from all of her family members so everyone was truly surprised when they saw her walking down the aisle on her special day. “I wanted to surprise both of my parents on the day, so worked closely with Luisa without any family seeing the dress as it came together until my wedding day,” she said.
Hello! reports that she actually broke a tradition in her family by going ahead and picking a wedding dress without her mother's input. Clearly, it all worked out just fine — she looked gorgeous, like the true royalty she is.