Fashion

Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan

Congratulations to TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

On Saturday, 19 May, Prince Harry married Meghan (née Markle) in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prior to the wedding, it was announced that they would be styled as TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The title is significant for two reasons: the first and previous Duke of Sussex had campaigned for the abolition of slavery and Meghan is the first to hold the title of The Duchess of Sussex.

The Wedding Dress and Veil:

British designer Clare Waight Keller is the first female Artistic Director for Givenchy. The founder of the fashion house, Hubert de Givenchy, just passed away in March 2018. According to designer Clare Waight Keller, Prince Harry “came straight up to me and he said, ‘Oh my God, thank you, she looks absolutely stunning.’” When I first saw the dress, I thought it looked quite familiar. It turns out that another bride wore a similar style for her royal wedding: Princess Angela of Liechtenstein. I thought the silk dress looked very elegant but I had the impression that the lining in the dress made it hard to walk in although it gave the bride a lovely ‘mermaid look’. (I have an evening gown where the lining hugs the hips and it means having to walk slowly and/or with one foot in front of the other.) I especially liked the bateau neckline.

Shoes: The pointed shoes are by Givenchy.

Jewellery:

The bride and groom both wore wedding rings made by Cleave and Company. Meghan’s was made from Welsh Gold and Harry’s was a platinum band with textured finish.

Meghan also wore Cartier earrings and bracelet.

Wedding bouquet: The wedding bouquet was made up of forget-me-nots, sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, astrantia, and myrtle. The latter came from the gardens at Osborne House and some of the flowers were handpicked by Prince Harry, in particular the forget-me-nots, which were Diana’s favourite flowers. After the wedding, the bride followed tradition by sending the bouquet to the Grave of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey. Flowers from the Royal Wedding were delivered to St Joseph’s Hospice in London.

The Evening Dress: For Meghan’s second wedding dress, she chose to wear a lily white silk crepe halter gown by Stella McCartney. She also sported a ‘new’ ring which belonged to the late Diana, Princess of Wales: the emerald-cut aquamarine ring by Asprey.

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Their first kiss as man and wife!

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My Favourite Royal Wedding Guest Outfits (in no particular order)

Lady Kitty Spencer

I loved the ‘Tudor French gown’ neckline and the shade of green.

Alma Clooney

Amal always looks radiant and this dress and hat combo is just perfect on her!

Serena Williams

The queen of tennis absolutely rocked this flattering pink dress!

I also quite liked Carole Middleton’s and Sarah, Duchess of York’s outfits.

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The next royal wedding to look forward to is that of Princess Eugenie’s in November. In the meantime, may the newlyweds enjoy every moment together!