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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Royal wedding exhibition opens at Windsor Castle

A special display entitled ‘A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘ opened up to visitors at Windsor Castle on Friday, the 26th of October, 2018. The display features Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding outfits alongside Prince George’s pageboy outfit and Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress. 

Meghan’s wedding gown was made by British designer and the artistic director of Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller. Her gown features a boat-neckline bodice made from double-bonded silk cady. Its graceful lines were achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The seams extend towards the back of the dress, from where the train flows in soft round folds, cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. 

Meghan completed her elegant look with a showstopping five-meter-long veil. The veil, made from silk tulle, was embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth – a reference to Harry’s appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Her veil was held in place by a diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen. On public display for the first time, the tiara is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds in a geometric design. At the centre is a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds.

A replica of Meghan’s bridal bouquet made from artificial flowers is also featured in the display. Meghan’s bridal bouquet was designed by florist, Philippa Craddock and included sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, astrantia, sprigs of myrtle and forget-me-nots – Princess Diana’s favourite flower.

Prince George wore a miniature version of the Blues and Royals frockcoat by Dege & Skinner, with his initials embroidered in gold thread on the shoulder straps. Princess Charlotte, one of six bridesmaids, wore a high-waisted ivory silk dress designed by Clare Waight Keller. It has short puff sleeves and a double silk ribbon at the waist, tied in a bow at the back. The Princess’ white leather shoes were made by Aquazurra – one of Meghan’s favourite brands – and embroidered with her initials and the wedding date.

The display is open to visits at Windsor Castle from Friday, the 26th of October, 2018 until Sunday, the 6th of January 2019. It will then be moved to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where it will live from the 14th of June to the 6th of October, 2019.  

Source: Hello! Magazine

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