Meghan opted for Givenchy gown, diamond tiara lent by the Queen

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London, May 19 (IANS) Actress and now Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle looked beautiful in pure white silk Givenchy gown and 15 feet veil embroidered with flowers and held in place by a diamond tiara lent by the Queen for her wedding with Prince Harry.

Meghan has surprised everyone by wearing a wedding dress designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller after months of speculation linking her to other designers such as Erdem, and moved her groom to tears in the stunning classic creation, reports dailymail.co.uk.

An emotional Harry told his bride ‘you look amazing’ after she wafted down the aisle in the classic silk gown in pure white, with a 15ft veil embroidered with flowers of the Commonwealth.

The veil is made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, while the look was completed by a Cartier bracelet and earrings and a Queen Mary diamond bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen.

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Meghan chose acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller, 48, from Birmingham, the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy to design her dress after meeting in early 2018.

She was said to be impressed by Waight Keller’s timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour and 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.

The pair worked closely together on the design, with Waight Keller carrying out extensive research at fabric mills throughout Europe, to develop an exclusive double bonded silk cady especially for Meghan.

In a statement, Keller said: “It has been an immensely rewarding experience to get to know Meghan on a personal level, one I will forever carry with me. The House of Givenchy joins me in wishing her and Prince Harry every wish of happiness in their future.”

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Meghan’s father Thomas Markle Snr, 73, underwent heart surgery this week and was unable to walk his daughter down the aisle due to ill health, reportedly said that his daughter looked beautiful.

–IANS

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