This Wedding Dress Designer Sent Over Sample Sketches to the Palace for Meghan Markle’s Consideration

Markle Harry wedding dress predictions designers the knotPrince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. Designers share their predictions for Meghan's wedding dress with The Knot. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

One of the biggest questions surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s pending nuptials is the designer the blushing bride will tap to create what will presumably become the wedding dress of 2018.

On Monday, December 18, one particular bridal designer confirmed that she has, indeed, sent sketches over to the palace for Markle’s review. Tel Aviv-based designer Inbal Dror confirmed to People that Kensington Palace initiated the contact.

“We received a request from the royal family to send a sketch,” a spokesperson for Dror told the magazine. “Unfortunately it’s a secret and I can’t give more details about the sketch.”

The Israeli designer is best known for her figure-flattering pieces that oftentimes feature lace and delicate-but-daring cut-outs.

Markle previously shared some thoughts about her bridal style—even before she started dating Prince Harry. At the time, her character on Suits was planning to marry on the series.

“I have the luxury of wearing beautiful pieces of clothing every day for work, so my personal style—wedding or not—is very pared down and relaxed,” Markle told Glamour in early 2016. “Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist. I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs.”

She expressed in that same interview that the custom gown worn by the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy is “everything goals.”

Markle will marry Harry at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May.

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Esther Lee
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