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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding Exhibit Is Confirmed

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ben STANSALL - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Now, you can be this close to Meghan Markle’s tiara and Prince Harry’s tailored frockcoat, because Kensington Palace confirmed Wednesday, August 29, that the couple’s trend-setting wedding day outfits will be on display at Windsor Castle this fall.

Though previously reported, the palace released an official statement regarding the exhibit entitled A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The statement revealed the various offerings that will be spotlighted for visitors, including Markle’s wedding dress custom designed by Clare Waight Keller, the first female creative director at French fashion house Givenchy.

“The Duchess chose Ms Waight Keller for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, and for the impeccable tailoring of her creations,” it reads in the statement on the royal website. “The Duchess and Ms Waight Keller worked closely together on the design.”

Indeed, this very look is exactly what prompted Prince Harry to walk directly up to Keller at the wedding reception, where he thanked her for making the bride look so beautiful.

Also on display will be Markle’s diamond tiara as well as her beautiful, intricate veil.

A replica of Harry’s outfit will also be on display for royal family fans. As recalled, the prince wore a frock coat uniform custom designed by Savile Row tailors Dege & Skinner. “As the uniform specially commissioned for the occasion is required for use by His Royal Highness, an identical uniform made for The Duke by Dege & Skinner a few years earlier will be displayed,” the note on the website revealed.

The exhibit will run from October 26 through January 6, 2019. The cost itself is around $27.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (R) talks with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge as they view the dress she wore for her royal wedding to Britain’s Prince William at the annual summer exhibition at Buckingham Palace in central London, on July 22, 2011. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly described as “creepy” a new exhibition featuring the wedding dress worn by the former Kate Middleton when she married Prince William in April. The Alexander McQueen dress is being exhibited on a headless mannequin in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace, with the tiara and veil that the now Duchess of Cambridge wore, suspended above it. AFP PHOTO / JOHN STILLWELL / WPA POOL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s wedding dress also went on display at Buckingham Palace following the couple’s 2011 wedding. Queen Elizabeth II was notably not a fan of this particular exhibition and upon viewing it, she commented: “It’s horrid, isn’t it? Horrible, it’s dreadful… It’s made to look very creepy.”

Hopefully, Windsor Castle will give Markle and Harry’s exhibit more… finesse and less dread.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.