Why Mеghan Marklе’s wеdding drеss cоuld cоst £320,000 lеss thаn Katе Middlеton’s

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Why Mеghan Marklе’s wеdding drеss cоuld cоst £320,000 lеss thаn Katе Middlеton’s

Markle is preparing to marry Britain’s Prince Harry on 19 May 2018.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their wedding day. Photo (C) GETTY
Prince Charles and Princess Diana on their wedding day. Photo (C) GETTY

All eyes will be on future British royal Meghan Markle on 19 May as she takes a trip down the aisle to marry Prince Harry.

From her hair, make-up, jewellery and wedding dress, royal watchers will be taking notes and no doubt comparing the Suits actress’ appearance to past regal brides.

According to Hamish Shepard, founder of wedding planning app and website Bridebook, Markle’s gown is set to be a lot less expensive than the Duchess of Cambridge’s, which cost approximately £400,000.

Queen Elisabeth and Prince Philip are nearing their 70 year wedding anniversary Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elisabeth and Prince Philip are nearing their 70 year wedding anniversary Photo (C) GETTY

He told IBTimes UK: “Meghan has a very distinctive sense of style oozing confidence and pizzazz. She is therefore likely to opt for a completely bespoke wedding dress so she can have full control over the design from start to finish.

“If she chooses to go British, leading couture wedding dress designers such as Emilia Wickstead, Stewart Parvin or Phillipa Lepley would likely cost approximately £80,000, still short of the nearly £400,000 dress the Duchess of Cambridge wore to her wedding.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock (8621911a) Princess Elizabeth, future Queen Elizabeth II, born 1926, seen here on her wedding day. From a photograph taken in 1947. VARIOUS
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Princess Elizabeth, future Queen Elizabeth II, born 1926, seen here on her wedding day. From a photograph taken in 1947.
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Royal Wedding Of Princess Elizabeth (queen Elizabeth II) & Prince Philip (duke Of Edinburgh) Wedding Day Portrait After Their Wedding On 20 November 1947
Royal Wedding Of Princess Elizabeth (queen Elizabeth Ii) & Prince Philip (duke Of Edinburgh) Wedding Day Portrait After Their Wedding On 20 November 1947
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony Photo (C) GETTY

“Our bet is that she will also opt for a second dress – perhaps knee-length to show off her toned, long legs – for the evening, raising this cost to around £100k or more.”

Kate Middleton’s big day to Prince William was on a much grander scale than to what Harry and Markle are planning, with their wedding scheduled to take place in the more intimate St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Richard Ward did Kate Middleton's hair for her wedding to Prince William in 2011 [Getty]
Richard Ward did Kate Middleton’s hair for her wedding to Prince William in 2011 [Getty]
Wedding belles Kate and Mary show off their slim figures perfectly with nipped in waists and lace details on their wedding days Photo (C) Getty
Wedding belles Kate and Mary show off their slim figures perfectly with nipped in waists and lace details on their wedding days Photo (C) Getty

The Duchess of Cambridge, 35, famously wore a custom-made lace-adorned gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen at her wedding in Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011. The dress featured long sleeves, which has become a tradition for royal brides, including the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Camilla Parker Bowles and the Queen.

Kate Middleton's gown for the wedding ceremony was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Photo (C) GETTY
Kate Middleton’s gown for the wedding ceremony was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Photo (C) GETTY
Prince William, however, chooses not to wear a wedding ring. Before your mind starts wandering to trouble in paradise Photo (C) INSTAGRAM, KENSINGTON PALACE
Prince William, however, chooses not to wear a wedding ring. Before your mind starts wandering to trouble in paradise Photo (C) INSTAGRAM, KENSINGTON PALACE
Kate Middleton's wedding band also has a lot of sentimental family value [Getty]
Kate Middleton’s wedding band also has a lot of sentimental family value [Getty]
Princess Diana and Prince Charles showed 'warning signs' of unhappiness on their wedding day Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Diana and Prince Charles showed ‘warning signs’ of unhappiness on their wedding day Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
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Wedding Prince Charles and Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The wedding of Penny Junor to Jamie Leith at St Bride's Church
The wedding of Penny Junor to Jamie Leith at St Bride’s Church

Talk of Markle’s wedding dress has been the subject of much speculation since the royal household – who are paying for the whole wedding – allegedly got in touch with Israeli designer Inbal Dror – who designed Beyonce’s bespoke gown for the 2016 Grammys.

The Jerusalem Post claims that Dror was asked by palace officials to provide some sketches of potential wedding dress designs for Markle.

A spokesman for the brand said: “We have been responding to an initiative of the Bridal Council to present the sketches [for Markle].”

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Israeli designer Inbal Dror’s sketches for Meghan Markle’s potential wedding dress Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Source: ibtimes co uk

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