Friday 21 September 2018

Victoria Beckham has her say on Meghan Markle's divisive wedding dress

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex kisses his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as they leave from the West Door of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Photo: Ben Stansall, WPA Pool/Getty Images
NEWLY WEDS: Harry and Meghan emerging from the church yesterday. Picture: Rex/Shutterstock
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham were also in attendance. Photo: Getty Images
David and Victoria Beckham arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS
David and Victoria Beckham arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Mr & Mrs: the new Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle sports a bespoke Stella McCartney halter-neck gown at the after party of her wedding to Prince Harry. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Harry and his wife Meghan turn to watch Doria Ragland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they walk down the west steps of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (Ben Stansall/PA)
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Nearly one week after Britain's royal wedding, the debate still wages on over whether or not Meghan Markle's dress was a dramatic entrance into the royal family or a demure disappointment.

The former actress (36) wed Prince Harry at Windsor Castle in front of 600 guests with millions watching around the world and her arrival onto the steps of St George's Chapel in a dramatic Givenchy gown was met with either a discerning look or applause of approval.

Katy Perry said earlier this week that she should have had "one more fitting", but fashion designer and royal wedding guest Victoria Beckham only had praise for the new Duchess of Sussex, saying she "looked absolutely beautiful".

"It really suited her. I thought it was perfect for her. And Harry looked great," she told the Evening Standard.

RING OF HISTORY: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Photo: Owen Humphreys
RING OF HISTORY: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Photo: Owen Humphreys

Beckham - who attended with husband of 20 years David, whose appearance may have earned just as much column inches as the bride and groom - praised Harry and Meghan's romance and spoke of her gratitude at being included in the big day.

"It was just the best day. They looked so happy, and everybody was just so happy for them. Meghan seems like a genuinely lovely woman, who really loves him. It felt very real, very honest," she said.

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The Beckhams also attended Kate Middleton and Prince William's nuptials in 2011 at Westminster Abbey, when she was pregnant with daughter Harper.

Victoria Beckham and David Beckham were also in attendance. Photo: Getty Images
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham were also in attendance. Photo: Getty Images

When asked about her choice of outfit, a navy blue dress from her eponymous line and an matching fascinator with embellished netting, she said this time around she was just relieved to have more non-maternity options.

"Quite honestly, it was such a relief not to be hugely pregnant at this royal wedding that it was a joy to be able to choose anything I wanted to wear," she said.

"I love a bit of navy. The dress is one of my favourites: it isn’t in store until November, but we’ve had so many inquiries about it that I’m seeing whether I can bring it forward."

Mr & Mrs: the new Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle sports a bespoke Stella McCartney halter-neck gown at the after party of her wedding to Prince Harry. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Mr & Mrs: the new Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle sports a bespoke Stella McCartney halter-neck gown at the after party of her wedding to Prince Harry. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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