August 8, 2018 10.04 am This story is over 39 months old

Lincoln recreates ‘Meghan’s Sparkle’ tiara

The original tiara has links to Lincoln and the county

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was one of the highlights of the May royal wedding, but it was the tiara that was the talk of Lincolnshire.

As previously reported, the brooch at the centre of Meghan Markle’s tiara was a gift from Lincolnshire to the royal family 125 years ago.

Now Lincolnshire jewellers James Usher have recreated the iconic piece in order to bring a piece of royal wedding magic to Lincoln Castle.

James Usher manager Scott Ward inspecting the replica tiara. Photo: Chris Vaughan Photography

Councillor Nick Worth, executive member for heritage at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “In all the excitement of the big day, many people may have overlooked Lincolnshire’s small part in the occasion!

“We’ve now asked the historic Lincolnshire jewellers James Usher to recreate the brooch and set it in a tiara similar to the real thing.

“They will then go on display at Lincoln Castle for the rest of the summer, in the special vault that already houses Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest.”

The replica tiara was handcrafted in Lincolnshire Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

Entry to the castle and the vault where the tiara is held is £13.50 for adults and £7.20 for children. A full range of ticket options and prices are available here.

The tiara is one of many things to see at Lincoln Castle this summer. The castle is also hosting an interactive Lego exhibition, a ‘Wild West’ circus and a Robin Hood weekend over the school holidays.

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