THE ROYAL FAMILY was “completely understated and charming” on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding day, it has been claimed.
Clare Waight Keller, former artistic director at Givenchy and designer of Meghan’s stunning wedding dress, gave a unique insight into how the Royal Family truly is. The designer shared for the first time on social media personal memories of Meghan and Harry’s Royal Wedding, including the arrival at St George’s Chapel and the photo shoot that followed the ceremony.
Ms Waight Keller revealed the Royal Family behaved like any other normal family would have done ahead of the photo session, discussing the splendid ceremony they had just taken part in, speaking about the bride and groom and joking with children.
She wrote on Instagram: “Leaving the chapel we walked up to the Castle, wondering through the private hallways to arrive at the green room you see in the images here.
“It was extraordinary to be in that room with the entire Royal Family mingling in front of myself and the photographer Alexi Lubomirski.
Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018 (Image: GETTY)
The Royal Family was “completely understated and charming” on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding day (Image: GETTY)
“Just like any family at a wonderful occasion like this, they were talking about the bride and groom, the wedding, children and the service, just like we all do, so completely understated and charming.
“It was utterly fantastic and it was hard not to pinch yourself and think it was a dream.
“As soon as everyone arrived in the room we began the shoot, highly organised and precise but also so relaxed and intimate.
The Queen and Prince Philip chatting outside St George’s Chapel (Image: GETTY)
“It all went very fast, but the memories are there always.”
Ms Waight Keller also vividly described her arrival at St George’s Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, before the wedding.
The designer revealed she was in a car following Meghan and her mother Doria Ragland.
Clare Waight Keller recalled the warmth of the crowd waiting outside St George’s Chapel on the Royal Wedding day (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was designed by the artistic director at Givenchy (Image: GETTY)
This allowed her to experience, even if for just a few minutes, the love and pressure members of the Royal Family deal with at every royal engagement.
She said: “Thinking back to that day, there are memories from behind the scenes including the journey to the church and the official portraits in Windsor Castle that really stand out in my memory.
“The ride in the car to the church was an incredible trip through a sea of waving hands, flags and people from every walk of life.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated their second wedding anniversary earlier this week (Image: EXPRESS)
“I remember the roar of the crowds, huge, thunderously joyful you couldn’t help but smile and feel quite how surreal it was to be faced with this vision.
“Like so many, I have watched journeys like this with the royals travelling through well-wishers for Ascot, Trooping the Colour and other weddings but never before have I experienced it first hand myself.
“We travelled for a few minutes behind Meghan’s car, going through that wonderful energy and uplifting spirit before diverting to the Chapel.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry saluting the Queen outside of the chapel (Image: GETTY)
“I can say that definitely it’s the closest thing to experiencing what the Royal family sees every time they drive into the crowds, truly quite extraordinary feeling that patriotic love.
“It was an exciting precursor to the arrival at the side of the chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK