MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – After keeping tight-lipped on the designer and design of her wedding dress, actress Meghan Markle emerged from her bridal car in a high-necked long-sleeved gown and white lace veil.
According to Kensington Royal's official Twitter account, Markle's dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller. Waight Keller was the first female Artistic Director at Givenchy.
Her veil was held in place by Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, which was lent to her by Queen Elizabeth. The tiara is English and was made in 1932, with the entire brooch dating from 1893.
For full details of Ms. Markle's Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy wedding dress click here: https://t.co/flDwgm4LUp — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
According to a release on the official royal family website, the focus of the dress was the open bateau neckline that frames Markle’s shoulders and emphasizes her waist.
An exclusive double bonded silk cady was developed for the dress, and the underskirt is made of a triple silk organza.
Markle’s veil was silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza. Each of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, of which the Queen is head, is represented by a flower in the veil’s design.
Markle wed Britain’s Prince Harry on Saturday, May 19, at Saint George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Have a look at Markle's gown below:
For the evening reception, Meghan changed into a more relaxed gown by designer Stella McCartney. The bespoke lily white high neck gown was made of silk crepe.
The Duchess of Sussex paired this with shoes by Aquazurra made in silky satin. She didn't forget "something blue," of course – her shoes had soles painted baby blue.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/hRrxEUlFlJ — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Harry and Meghan were seen departing for Frogmore House, where the evening reception was held, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero.
According to the Kensington Palace Twitter account (Kensington Palace is where the Royal Foundations of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex are based), the vehicle was made in 1968 and has since been converted to an electric car. – Rappler.com