Meghan Markle stunned royal fans with the iconic wedding dress she wore to marry Prince Harry in 2018.
The Duchess of Sussex went for a traditional wedding gown that was very reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s.
It was made of silk with three-quarter-length sleeves, an open bateau neckline and a train with a built-in triple silk organza underskirt.
A double-bonded silk cady was developed for the construction of the dress, which featured only six seams.
It featured no lace or any other embellishments.
The veil was five meters long and made from silk tulle.
It was embroidered with flowers of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, as well as the California poppy, in honour of Meghan’s home state and wintersweet, a flower that grows at Kensington Palace.
At the very front of it, crops of wheat were embroidered and blended into the flowers, to symbolise love and charity.
It was said that the fashion house spent 3,900 hours embroidering it.
The veil was held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Meghan by the late Queen.
The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893.
Who designed Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?
The beautiful gown – named the most-searched royal wedding dress of all time – was designed by British fashion designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of the fashion house Givenchy.
Meghan worked closely with Waight Keller on the design of the garment.
After meeting the designer in early 2018, Meghan chose to work with her for her “timeless and elegant