The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was probably the most public wedding of the decade, and imagine the regular stress of your wedding day, with the added pressure of having the eyes of the entire United Kingdom upon you, examining your every step. Choosing the perfect wedding dress – one that is both traditional and modest, but also daring and modern – becomes that much harder when you’re marrying the prince of England! Meghan Markle knew that walking down the aisle on her way to become an official part of the royal family, her dress had to be impeccable. And we think she did quite a good job, don’t you agree?
The Duchess of Sussex’ wedding dress might look simple on first glance, but it’s full of intricate details that make it extremely special and valuable. The designer chosen by the former actress is a British designer situated in Paris – a tribute to her new nation – Clare Waight Keller. The veil is embroidered flowers representing the 53 nations of the British Commonwealth, a tribute to her husband’s role as Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth. It is 16 feet long, and took no less than 500 hours to embroider. The veil also contained Meghan’s sentimental something blue – on the inside was sewed a small piece of the blue dress Meghan wore to her first date with Prince Harry. How adorable is that?