Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry in stunning Givenchy gown

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

Meghan Markle

by Daisy Jordan |

Meghan Markle has chosen to wear a gown designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy for her wedding to Prince Harry.

The newly appointed Duchess of Sussex arrived at St George's Chapel in the Givenchy gown and Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was held in place by the veil.

The tiara was lent to Meghan by the Queen and was made in 1932, while her beautiful gown features a bateau neckline, extraordinary long trail and three-quarter sleeves.

Meghan descended down the aisle, meeting a nervous Prince Harry at the altar. He held her hand and told her, "You look beautiful."

A statement from Kensington Palace gave more information on Meghan's beautiful gown, reading, "After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour.

"Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy.

"True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist.

"The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity."

Both Prince William and Prince Harry wore the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, which the Queen granted Harry permission to wear to marry.

They were both tailored by Dege & Skinner on Savile Row.

Around 2000 guests also attended the nuptials, including celebrities Idris Elba, Oprah Winfrey, The Beckhams and Serena Williams.

Meanwhile Meghan's beloved mother Doria Ragland looked emotional as she watched her daughter wed into the Royal Family, becoming the Duchess of Sussex.

GALLERY: Meghan Markle's bridesmaids

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Someone with an outside shot at being Meghan's bridesmaid is tennis ace Serena Williams. Meghan and the Wimbledon-champion have been friends since 2014 when they met at a charity football game. Despite their reported closeness, Meghan didn't attend Serena's own nuptials earlier this year, so it might be that she doesn't have a role at the royal wedding.

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