LONDON, August 29, 2018 (News Wires) - The gown worn by Meghan Markle at her wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry will go on display later this year at Windsor Castle where their lavish marriage ceremony took place in May.
The former US actress, now the Duchess of Sussex, wore a sleek, silk dress designed by Givenchy’s Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller at her star-studded wedding to Queen Elizabeth’s grandson.
The exhibition at Windsor, which begins on October 26 and runs until January, will also feature her five-meter long veil, embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, and a diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, lent to her by the queen which has never been publicly displayed before.
A replica of the frockcoat uniform of the Household Cavalry worn by Harry will also be displayed.
LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) — Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen a London florist beloved of the fashion industry to arrange the flower decorations for their wedding in late spring, Kensington Palace said on Sunday.
Philippa Craddock, whose client list includes designer Alexander McQueen and British Vogue magazine, will use seasonal blooms from around Windsor to decorate the ceremony venue, including white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves.
The May 19 wedding of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of the US TV legal drama Suits, will be held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The florist will also use branches of beech, birch and hornbeam from the surrounding parkland and the couple themselves helped select the foliage.
“Working with them has been an absolute pleasure,” Craddock said. “The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun.”
“The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront.”
After the wedding, the flowers will be distributed to charities.
Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, have invited 600 guests to their wedding, although the names of the guests are still secret.
More than 2,500 members of the public and figures from charities the couple support are invited to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests, and to see them depart on a carriage procession around Windsor after the ceremony.