If you were among the millions of watchers mesmerized on Saturday afternoon (May 19) by Dutchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding, then you are dying to know all the details of the royal affair!
We’ve already told you about how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made history with the number of viewers watching the royal wedding, inviting A-list celebrities, and the list goes on, so as you can imagine the fashion was no different.
From head to toe, we have all the details about the look that made fashion history—we even highlight the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Arriving at her fairytale wedding, the 36-year-old former actress embodied a princess in Queen Mary’s Filigree Bandeau Tiara, borrowed by Queen Elizabeth. The diamond-and-platinum tiara was created in 1932 and has a detachable brooch in the center.
The 5-foot7 beauty made her grand entrance up the Windsor Castle staircase with a with a 16-foot silk tulle veil—yeah, we were all in awe!
At Dutchess Meghan’s request, the veil was trimmed with hand-embroidered flowers from all 53 countries in the British Commonwealth.
As you can guess, hundreds of hours were spent making the veil perfect.
If you look closely in the details, you may also notice that two of Meghan’s personal favorites were added to the veil: wintersweet, which grows in their Kensington Palace gardens, and California poppy, which represents the Bride's birth state's state flower.
During the nuptials, per tradition, Prince Harry placed a simple Welsh gold band on his bride’s finger. The ring was crafted, by London’s Cleave & Company, from a piece of Welsh gold, given as a gift by Queen Elizabeth.
London’s Cleave & Company are the jewelers to Queen Elizabeth as well as the company that made Meghan’s custom engagement ring.
Designed by Clare Waight Keller— the first female artistic director at the iconic House of Givenchy—the Dutchess looked stunning in a simple pure-white Givenchy gown featuring an open bateau neckline made to frame her shoulders along with slim three-quarter-length sleeves for a touch of refined modernity.
"It is truly an honour to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with Meghan Markle on such a remarkable occasion," Clare Waight Keller said.
Although, the price of the gown has yet to be confirmed, according to the Daily Mail the dress is worth a whopping 200K pounds or approx $269K. E!'s royal expert, Melanie Bromley, told BAZAAR.com: "It wouldn’t surprise me if Meghan decides to foot some of the costs herself so she can have the dress of her dreams."
She continued, "She’s independently wealthy, and she’ll want a gown fit for a duchess."
Also designed by Givenchy, her all-white pumps were made with silk duchess satin and based on their refined pointed couture design.
Swapping her wedding gown for a dress she could dance in, the new Duchess of Sussex left Windsor Castle with her husband in a classic $500,000 eco-friendly Jaguar.
Heading to their evening reception at Frogmore House, we couldn't keep our eyes off of her all-white dress featuring a high halter neckline and an open back designed by female British designer Stella McCartney.
Also, take note of the blue bottoms on her white Aquazurra pumps.
The Dutchess may not have worn “something blue” during her wedding ceremony, but she was spotted wearing an emerald-cut aquamarine ring on her right hand.
The ring previously belonged to the groom's late mother, Princess Diana.
(Photo: STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)
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