By Samantha Loomes
“I do’s” echoed through the halls of St George’s Chapel at Windsor, this past week on the 19th of May. The ceremony was sealed with a kiss as the brand new royals paraded the streets of Windsor, they were met by applause and congratulations from over 1 200 people. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the now married couple are the worlds latest Royal obsession. Millions gathered to watch their wedding that was streamed across the globe, some threw themed parties, some video blogged and commented about every integrate detail, and some just watched in awe at the beautiful ceremony that was happening.
With weddings of this large scale it’s easy to get caught up in the buzz and not notice some pretty incredible details, so here’s the rundown, on ‘the dress’ and all that came with it. First and foremost it is important to realize just how hard it is for a woman who is marrying into the royal family to pick a dress. The most daunting of all the requirements being the fact that their future grandmother-in-law, the Queen, has to approve of the dress. It has to be modest, long sleeves and a conservative neckline. It has to be designed by a British fashion house, this is where Meghan broke tradition.
Her dress was designed by Givenchy’s, Clare Waight Keller, Meghan “wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy” . The dress was said to have cost a whopping £200,000 and was inspired by her best friend Ms Mulroney, whose twin boys held Meghan’s veil as she walked down the aisle.
Meghan also, in a lovely tribute, paid homage to the Commonwealth with all 53 countries represented by their national flower which was embroidered onto the five-metre veil.
Ms Waight Keller released a statement after the wedding, “It has been an immensely rewarding experience to get to know Meghan on a personal level, one I will forever carry with me. The House of Givenchy joins me in wishing her and Prince Harry every wish of happiness in their future.”
The simple yet elegant dress was accompanied by a tiara borrowed from the queens own personal collection.It was originally made for Queen Mary, of Teck. “The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch (The connecting diamond) dating from 1893”, according to the palace’s official twitter account.
Megan adorned a “very real” look all round with natural makeup and her hair fixed in a low bun. Her flowers had a beautiful symbolism, The stunning arrangement contained forget-me-nots – Princess Diana’s favourite flowers – along with stems hand picked by Harry from their private garden at Kensington Palace.
All in all Meghan looked every bit the Regal, modern Princess she is, her dress, the tiara, and the flowers, it all contributed to the image of the gorgeous newcomer to the royal family.