Meghan Markle, now to be known as the Duchess of Sussex, got married to Britain’s Prince Harry on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor. And for her big day, Meghan looked surreal in white as she walked the aisle with millions watching her around the world.
Dressed in a modest sculptural white bridal gown custom-designed Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, Meghan’s wedding dress had a cathedral length veil and Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara. The tiara, which was crafted in 1932, now became Meghan’s something borrowed for the royal wedding.
The long-sleeved couture gown with a boatneck is made of triple silk organza while the silk tulle veil has a trim of hand-embroidered flowers, which represent the flora of each of the 53 Commonwealth countries. Her look was rounded off with her signature messy bun polished into a low chignon. The now Duchess donned nude-polished nails as she waved to the crowd while entering the chapel.
For the unversed, designer Clare Waight Keller became the first female artistic director of the French fashion house Givenchy and she was an apt choice for Meghan, who identifies herself as a feminist. Meghan also chose Givenchy for her wedding day in order to honour to British designer. A statement from the palace read: “Ms. Markle also 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.”
We just love Meghan’s choice of outfit as it did not speak of old-fashioned fairy tales but depicted the bride’s independence and respect for royal traditions.
Meanwhile, the bride arrived at the St. Georges chapel in a 1950 burgundy Rolls-Royce, which belonged to the Queen. The former actress also made quite a bold move, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle.