These are the first photos of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

These are the first photos of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in their highly anticipated royal wedding on Saturday, May 19 — and her dress was stunning.

Markle arrived at St George’s Chapel on Saturday, May 19 just before 12 p.m., accompanied by her mother, Doria Ragland.

Her sleek, long-sleeve, white dress was designed by the acclaimed British designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy.

Meghan Markle arrives for the wedding ceremony to marry Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018.

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Its off-the-shoulder design featured pure lines „achieved using six meticulously placed seams,” according to Kensington Palace.

„The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist,” a statement went on.

Meghan Markle arrives for her wedding to Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

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„The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”

She completed her outfit with five-metre-long silk tulle long veil and tiara on top of her hair, which was pinned back into a bun and was styled by Serge Normant.

Her make-up was done by long-time friend and make-up artist Daniel Martin.

Meghan Markle arrives for her wedding to Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

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The veil featured unique hand-embroidered silk thread flowers representing the flora of each Commonwealth country, as per Markle’s request.

„Ms. Markle wanted to express her gratitude for the opportunity to support the work of the Commonwealth by incorporating references to its members into the design of her wedding dress,” the palace stated.

The sewing took hundreds of hours, according to the palace.

It was held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, Meghan’s „something borrowed” lent to her by Queen Elizabeth.

Meghan Markle stands at the altar during her wedding in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

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She paired her outfit with pointed Givenchy shoes, and Cartier earrings and a bracelet.


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Her small bouquet was made up of flowers from the private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock.

With blooms including Forget-Me-Nots, Princess Diana’s favourite flower, the flowers were pulled together with a silk ribbon.


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