Meghan Markle – Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy
The Duchess of Sussex walked down the aisle sporting a chic robe designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.
The gown had lengthy sleeves with an open boat neckline and structured design that pulled in on the waist. It featured a protracted prepare with a built-in silk organza underskirt.
She wore a veil that was embroidered with flowers representing the international locations of the Commonwealth, the California poppy and wintersweet, a flower that grows at Kensington Palace.
This performed homage to the look chosen by the Queen at her personal wedding ceremony in 1947. When Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip, she wore a veil that was additionally embroidered with the flowers of the Commonwealth.
For her tiara, Beatrice borrowed Queen Mary’s Fringe from her grandmother the Queen – the identical diadem Her Majesty wore for her 1947 wedding ceremony.
Queen Mary’s Fringe was made by E. Wolff and Co. for Garrard in 1919. It consists of diamonds set in gold and silver, and options 47 diamond bars separated by smaller diamond spikes.
The diamonds weren’t really new, they usually had been part of a bit made by Collingwood that Queen Victoria gave to Mary in 1893 – Mary wore the Collingwood, which might be styled as a tiara or a necklace, on her wedding ceremony day.
On Queen Elizabeth’s wedding ceremony day, the tiara prompted a commotion when it snapped because it was positioned on the bride’s head, and needed to be shortly mended by a jeweller from Garrard earlier than she may make her strategy to Westminster Abbey.