Finally, the day came and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took the first kiss of their married life. This royal wedding had been a long discussed topic in the media and online. We are going to talk about the wedding dress of Meghan Markle today.
The pure white, boat neck wedding gown that had been kept a closely guarded secret for months was designed by the British designer Clare Waight Keller from Givenchy who joined the French fashion brand in 2017 as the first female artistic director for the company.
When Ms Markle stepped out at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, her wedding dress was revealed to the crowd. She wore a pure white, boat neck bodice that framed her neck with a three-quarter sleeve. The dress is made of double-bonded silk.
She wore a 5-meter long veil made of silk with floral detail of all 53 Commonwealth countries. The designer spent a significant time researching each country’s unique flora and represent in the veil.
Ms Markle wore Queen Mary’s bandeau tiara to hold the veil in place. The British queen lent her the tiara that is named after the wife of King George V. The tiara was made in 1932 and has a brooch of 10 brilliant diamonds. The brooch was given to Queen Mary in 1893 as the wedding present.
To give her wedding dress an additional charm, Ms Markle carried a beautiful bouquet of several flowers which Prince Harry handpicked from their private garden in Kensington Palace. Princess Diana’s favourite flower, forget-me-nots, was also included in the bouquet.
Her shoes were made of silk duchess satin and designed in pointe couture by Givenchy.
Many months of speculation about the royal wedding dress was finally revealed among the public. It is said that Ms Markle worked closely with the designer to prepare the dress to give the aesthetic touch that she desired.
While Ms Markle wore this beautifully designed dress, Prince Harry wore frockcoat uniform of the blues and royals as permitted by the Queen to get married in the uniform.
Congratulations to the Royal couple!