Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer has revealed her “something blue”, five years after her wedding to Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
The bride stunned in a bespoke Givenchy silk white gown, which was created by British fashion designer Clare Waight Keller.
She also wore Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which she borrowed from the late Queen Elizabeth II.
In a new article with Vanity Fair, Clare Waight Keller revealed Meghan snipped a piece of fabric from the blue dress she wore on her first date with Harry, and it was sewed onto her wedding dress.
She explained: “We basically sewed it into the hem of the wedding dress, so she was the only one that knew that it was there. It was a little blue gingham check.”
“It was the perfect personal memento that was secretly hidden inside the dress.”
The designer told the outlet that Meghan wanted to “bring some simplicity and just timeless elegance” to her wedding look.
She said: “Not overly feminine, but not really minimal either. That effortless American style, where it just feels really fresh and personal. But it’s not overwhelming. It’s not specific to any particular decade.”
The stunning dress is estimated to cost $265,000.
Meghan and Harry stepped down from their roles as senior working members of the Royal Family in 2020, and they now live in California with their two children – Archie, 4, and Lilibet Diana, 2.