Wednesday 24 April 2019

Meghan Markle's royal wedding dress to go on display for first time

Britain's Prince Harry's Savile Row-tailored uniform will also feature in the sartorial exhibition

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the Ascot Landau carriage during the procession on The Long Walk after getting married St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the Ascot Landau carriage during the procession on The Long Walk after getting married St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Isabel Togoh

Fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hoping to relive their May nuptials will soon be able to see their famous wedding outfits up close.

Britain's Queen Mary's 1932 diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, lent to Meghan by the Queen for the star-studded ceremony, will be on public display for the first time.

FILE PHOTO: Meghan Markle walks down the aisle as she arrives in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Meghan Markle walks down the aisle as she arrives in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

The Duchess's Givenchy wedding dress, created by British designer Claire Waight Keller, will be one of a number of outfits on display at A Royal Wedding: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex.

Fashion lovers and royal enthusiasts alike will be able to see details of the silk gown, its train and well-recognised boat neckline.

The wedding dress of The Duchess of Sussex that will go on display as part of the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at Windsor Castle from October 26. Royal Collection Trust/PA Wire
The wedding dress of The Duchess of Sussex that will go on display as part of the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at Windsor Castle from October 26. Royal Collection Trust/PA Wire

The intricate five metre-long veil, on which flowers of the 53 Commonwealth countries are embroidered along with Wintersweet and a California Poppy, will also be on display.

A copy of Harry's Savile Row-tailored uniform will feature at the exhibition, which will begin at wedding site Windsor Castle before making its way up to Holyrood Palace.

One Use Only. Can only be used in connection with the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Handout image issued by the Royal Collection Trust of the diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, lent to the Duchess of Sussex by Queen Elizabeth II for her wedding, that will go on display as part of the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at Windsor Castle from October 26. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Outfit. Photo credit should read: Royal Collection Trust/PA Wire
NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
One Use Only. Can only be used in connection with the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Handout image issued by the Royal Collection Trust of the diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, lent to the Duchess of Sussex by Queen Elizabeth II for her wedding, that will go on display as part of the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at Windsor Castle from October 26. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Outfit. Photo credit should read: Royal Collection Trust/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The wedding dress of The Duchess of Sussex that will go on display as part of the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at Windsor Castle from October 26. Royal Collection Trust/PA Wire
The wedding dress of The Duchess of Sussex that will go on display as part of the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at Windsor Castle from October 26. Royal Collection Trust/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Wednesday August 29 One Use Only. Can only be used in connection with the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Handout image issued by the Royal Collection Trust of the detail of The Duchess of Sussex's five-metre-long wedding veil, made from silk-tulle and embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, that will go on display as part of the exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at Windsor Castle from October 26. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 29, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Sussex. Photo credit should read: Royal Collection Trust/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The specially commissioned frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals was made by Dege & Skinner and paired with a pair of trousers made of blue and black wool barathea.

A Royal Wedding: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex will be at Windsor Castle from October 26 to January 6, and at Holyrood Palace from June 14 to October 6 next year.

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