Here comes the bride!
So the big day finally arrived!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married at the wonderful St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The streets were absolutely packed with well-wishers, the sun was shining, everything was perfect for the big fairytale wedding. It was a moving ceremony, even if some details were not exactly what one would expect in a royal wedding. Especially moving was seeing the 2 brothers, dashing in their uniforms tailored at Dege and Skinner on Saville Row, arrive together. Prince William, as the older brother, always at Harry's side, giving support to the nervous groom.
Most of the guests, a mix between British aristocracy, artists and celebrities, both British and American, were very elegant, a few, not so much… But what everybody wanted to know was what would the bride wear!
And then she arrived! Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was designed by Givenchy’s artistic director, the British Clare Waight Keller, an understated and classic silhouette with a boat neck and a long train topped with a veil measuring several meters, which was designed by Clare Waight Keller. In tribute to the 53 states of the Commonwealth, the flora of each of the countries was hand-embroidered on the veil. The veil was held by Queen Mary’s headband tiara, made with a brooch that was given to Queen Mary as a wedding present. The bride also wore her engagement ring, designed by Prince Harry and diamond and white gold bracelet and earrings by Cartier.
Overall, Meghan looked stunning and beaming with joy, but although I really liked the simplicity of the lines of her dress, unfortunately, it was too big and ill-fitting. Her hair was in a lovely bun but looked as if it were coming undone, some stray hair falling over her forehead, that made her look a bit too messy for such an occasion.
Now for the guests, there were many really elegant women, including Amal Clooney in a yellow outfit and matching fascinator and on her arm, the best accessory ever, gorgeous George Clooney - sadly, not well-dressed at all for the wedding in a light grey suit, but still… The best dressed, by far, was Kitty Spencer, the niece of the late Princess Diana. She looked absolutely fabulous in a green dress with white and orange flowers by Dolce & Gabbana, a green fascinator by Philip Tracey and matching orange bag and pumps. Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, looked great. She wore the most stunning hat of the wedding, a feathered Philip Tracey, and an elegant light pink asymmetrical coat-dress designed by Anna Valentine, who must be her favourite designer since she wore her to her own wedding to Prince Charles and also to Prince William and Kate's wedding. The mother of the bride, Doria Raglan, looked very beautiful too in an elegant mint green coat and dress by Oscar de la Renta, embellished with embroidered white flowers and a matching hat.
And, I never thought I would ever say this but, among the best dressed was Sarah, The Duchess of York, wearing a navy and light pink dress and jacket by Emma Louise Design and a gorgeous fascinator and veil by Jess Collett. Her outfit was maybe a bit too tight but for someone who's always been (in)famous for her lack of elegance and terrible choice of outfits, I thought it was quite an improvement! Her daughter, Princess Eugenie of York, on the other hand, looked like an air-stewardess from the 60’s in a plain light blue mini dress by Gainsbourg and a white pillbox hat. Actually, Drizella and Anastasia never seem to disappoint us! Chelsy Davy, Harry's ex-girlfriend, was almost well-dressed. I really liked her navy hat and outfit, but she ruined her look with a dress way too short for a wedding. The Beckhams didn't look good for a wedding either, Victoria Beckham seemed to be going to a funeral. Apparently, Posh Spice still thinks that in order to look elegant she has to wear black or almost-black-navy and never, ever, smile. And was her husband, in tight trousers, chewing gum during the ceremony? Another celebrity who raised many eyebrows was TV presenter Chloe Madeley in a revealing strappy, low-cut pink dress definitely not appropriate for a wedding, let alone a royal wedding!
Meghan, the new Duchess of Sussex, also wore a second dress, a Stella McCartney white high neck gown made of silk crepe and the stunning aquamarine ring that once belonged to Princess Diana, to the reception Prince Charles is throwing for the newlyweds at Frogmore House this evening. We wish the newlyweds all the best!!
Check in our gallery the best and the worst dressed at Harry and Meghan’s wedding: