Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director of the house of Givenchy, had met with Meghan Markle right before Christmas in London. Keller had a few choices for Meghan. By January Meghan had told Keller which dress she was going to wear and Keller was asked to keep it a secret, even from her own family. Why not since it was going to be a historical dress!
Meghan’s dress was very simple and classic; pure white silk, boat neck gown framing the shoulders and emphasizing the waist, and three length sleeves.
Her veil was made of layers of 5 meter soft ivory silk tulle which also had trim of hand embroidered flowers. The flowers included Wintersweet, found in Kensington Palace and the California puppy, from where she was born.
The cost of the dress was never revealed by the royals, however a custom Givenchy wedding gown could be priced between $250k - $500k and take months to make depending on the details into it.
The Bride had a beautiful diamond Tiara on, formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and Pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds. Originally the Tiara was a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York. The tiara was passed down by Queen Mary to the Queen in 1953. The queen’s sister Princess Margaret famously wore the piece to events.
The whole look by Meghan was a clear statement of what she believes in. Any girl could dream and be whatever she dreams of. I personally do not believe that Meghan will ever change, even now that she carries a royal title. Meghan will remain down to earth and one of a kind. Harry picked a golden hearted lady just like his late mother Princess Diana was. Both royals are madly in love. We wish them all the happiness and blessings.
- Huda Fashionista