It was the wedding of the year! In the beautiful May sunshine, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married at St. George’s Chapel, with 1.9 billion people around the world tuning in to watch the ceremony. And fans of the royal family will now be able to view Harry and Meghan’s wedding attire up close and in person in an exhibition that will open to the public at Windsor Castle from October onwards.
Under the watchful eye of the Royal Collection Trust, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding outfits will be shown in this brand new exhibition in Windsor. The most devoted fans will be able to see Meghan’s beautiful custom Givenchy wedding dress, alongside its five metre-long veil, as well as the tiara that Queen Elizabeth II gifted to the Duchess on her wedding day. Also on display will be a replica of the military uniform that Harry wore on his special day.
Meghan’s Debut: the Royal Wedding was the first time that Meghan Markle was allowed – in line with royal protocol – to wear jewelry belonging to the Crown. There was much speculation over which tiara the Queen would choose for her grandson’s bride, with the monarch eventually opting for a diamond tiara made in England. A diamond stone adorns the middle of the headpiece, which dates back to 1893. Its original owner was the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mary. And from October, you will be able to admire the diamond and platinum tiara live in this exclusive exhibition!
With a simple, floor-length gown, with its 3/4 length sleeves and beautiful, trailing veil, Meghan not only thrilled Prince Harry but almost a third of the world’s population too. Her gorgeous Givenchy gown was a surprise to pundits, who had overwhelmingly assumed that Meghan would wear a strapless gown – and had also completely excluded the French designer from their list of the most likely designers!
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The veil was also spectacular. At five metres, it was much longer than the one that Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge wore in 2011, and Meghan also personalised it, incorporating 53 floral motifs – one to represent every country within the Commonwealth.
The “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex” exhibition will be open to the public from October 26th to January 6th, and will then travel to the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to be displayed from the 14th of June to the 6th of October in 2019. This is not to be missed!
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