WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Meghan Markle's haute couture wedding dress will be on display at Windsor Castle on Friday in a new exhibition about her May wedding with Prince Harry of Britain.
The embroidery is seen in the wedding veil train of the Meghan dress, Duchess of Sussex, before the A Royal Wedding exhibition, which will open shortly at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Great Britain, on October 25, 2018. REUTERS / Peter Nicholls
Clare Waight Keller, the British artistic director of the French fashion house Givenchy, designed the white and elegant long-sleeved crew-neck dress for the May 19 wedding in Windsor, an event observed by millions of people around the world .
Markle, now known as the Duchess of Sussex, also wore a five-meter (16-foot) veil decorated with hand-embroidered flowers that paid tribute to the 53 Commonwealth countries, as well as a diamond tiara borrowed from Queen Elizabeth for she. great day.
The entire outfit, including Meghan's shoes, has been displayed in a large glass box along with an identical version of Prince Harry's wedding attire, a uniform of the House Cavalry, inside the Great Hall of the Castle Reception. of Windsor, one of the rooms used for wedding celebrations
"This is a unique opportunity to see these outfits … worn on such a special day and actually in the surroundings where they were used here at Windsor Castle," said Caroline de Guitaut, Royal Curator of Decorative Arts at the Royal Collection Trust,.
Visitors can see the intricate veil embroidery up close and hear the couple talk about preparing for their wedding day through an audio device, which also has a recording of Waight Keller describing her work on the wedding dress. girlfriend.
"Their Royal Highnesses have been very involved in the preparation of this exhibition," de Guitaut said.
"They … wanted to be interviewed … to be able to tell the visitors everything about the planning that took place in their day."
Also shown are the bridesmaid and godfather costumes of Harry's niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Charlotte's dress was also designed by Waight Keller, while George's dress is a miniature replica of Harry's uniform.
"A Royal Wedding: The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex" opens on Friday and extends to Windsor Castle until January.
Sarah Mills report; Written by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Edited by William Maclean