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Prince Harry Personally Thanked Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress Designer: “She Looks Absolutely Stunning”

harry meghanBritain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and US fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle stand together for their wedding in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Like us, Prince Harry was unable to contain his emotions when Meghan Markle walked down the aisle in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on their royal wedding day of Saturday, May 19. In the days following the nuptials, we continue to see a glimpse of just how appreciative the groom was of the resplendent bride throughout the special occasion.

According to People and other outlets, Harry went out of his way to personally thank designer Clare Weight Keller for her work on Markle’s one-of-a-kind Givenchy gown. All of this went down apparently at the Queen’s reception following the ceremony.

“He came straight up to me and said, ‘Oh my God, thank you. She looks absolutely stunning,'” Keller said at Kensington Palace on Sunday, May 20.

This wasn’t Prince Harry’s first moment from the ceremony that cataclysmically made the world collectively swoon. The royal adorably bit his lip at first sight of his bride, and his reactions throughout the entire ceremony were incredibly noteworthy. Another buzzed about ceremony moment was when Harry leaned over to offer up some sweet words to the bride—the exact phrase is still being disputed by experts everywhere.

The inside story, meanwhile, of how the dress was designed is also equally intriguing. According to Keller, Markle arranged a meeting with her in January and the two had a short conversation since the bride already had a general idea of what she wanted to wear.

“It was an extraordinary moment when she told me,” Keller added on Sunday to reporters. “It was an incredible thing to be part of, such an historic moment and, in fact, to have the opportunity to work with her.”

The gown in its completion was a three-quarter sleeved gown featuring a bateau neckline. The piece itself was cinched at Markle’s waist and was made of an exclusive double bonded silk cady fabric, according to Kensington Palace, and a triple-silk organza underskirt.

“She is just exactly what you see on TV,” Keller concluded of Markle. “She is just so genuine and warm and radiant. She is just glowing. And she’s a strong woman. She knows what she wants and really it was an absolute joy working with her.”


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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.