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.
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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