Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s historical wedding watched by an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion took place on Sat, 19 May at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Named by the Queen, the Duchess of Sussex, Megan Markle finally revealed her royal wedding dress to the world.
She was wearing stunning white gown featuring long sleeves and a boat neckline. The gown was custom designed by British designer Miss Clare Waight Keller who was the first female appointed as Artistic Director of French fashion house Givenchy. The label added “The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”
A Kensington Palace press release disclosed “ After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanor. Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British. ”
The veil is five meters long, a romantic cathedral-length style “representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition” – in addition to one special flower embroidered into the veil, a California poppy to represent Meghan’s home state.
And last but not least, Meghan’s wedding shoes were “based on a Givenchy refined pointed couture design made of a silk duchess satin.” It was reported that the gown cost between $500,000 and $600,000.
The gown’s material is personally sourced by Ms. Waight Keller in fabric mills throughout Europe, developing a double bonded silk cady. The new material has a soft matt luster while the
bonding process and pure white color chosen by Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller bring a fresh modernity to the dress. The Duchess of Sussex also matched her dress, wearing Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to her by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.
After the wedding ceremony services, the Duchess of Sussex went for a change of outfits for her evening wedding reception, leaving Windsor Castle dressed in a lily-white bespoke dress by British fashion house Stella McCartney. The bespoke dress features high neck detail in silk crepe with an open back, taking a turn in a sexy direction. Stella McCartney was also responsible for the guest outfits of Amal Clooney and Oprah earlier in the day.
We can’t wait to see Meghan’s next fashion statement!