What royal wedding dress could the Suits actress use as inspiration for her big day?

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Meghan Markle wedding dress: The royal brides Prince Harry’s girlfriend could replicate

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting increasingly serious, with their relationship widely expected to lead to marriage. What royal wedding dress could the Suits actress use as inspiration for her big day?

Meghan Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, have been dating for over a year with bets being taken on the couple getting engaged shortly.

Meghan has a keen interest in fashion, having previously worked with a fashion label on her own line.

A wedding to royalty will guarantee images of Meghan’s wedding dress will be beamed around the world – so what kind of dress will she choose?

Kate Middleton chose a design heavily influenced by another royal bride, Grace Kelly, for her wedding to Prince William in 2011. Could Meghan go down the same route and use a royal bride as her wedding dress reference point?

Queen Elizabeth II

The head of the British Royal Family wed the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, in 1947.

She wore a dress designed by Norman Hartnell for the day, which featured a long train and heavily detailed floral lace design.

The couture house sadly closed in 1992, so Meghan will not be able to wear the same brand, but she could certainly pick out details from the gown to copy.

Meghan Markle wedding dress Queen Elizabeth wore a stunning creation by Norman Hartnell Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle wedding dress Queen Elizabeth wore a stunning creation by Norman Hartnell Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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Meghan Markle wedding dress: Princess Margaret wore British designer Normal Hartnell

Meghan Markle wedding dress Queen Fabiola of Belgium stunned in Balenciaga Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle wedding dress Queen Fabiola of Belgium stunned in Balenciaga Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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Meghan Markle wedding dress: Queen Fabiola of Belgium stunned in Balenciaga

Princess Margaret

 

Meghan Markle wedding dress Princess Margaret wore British designer Normal Hartnell Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle wedding dress Princess Margaret wore British designer Normal Hartnell Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

It was made from silk organza with 30 metres of fabric in the skirt alone. The silhouette was very modern, and is still worn by brides today.

Queen Fabiola of Belgium

Meghan may decide to choose a dress similar to one worn by a lesser known royal for her big day, and she would be wise to consider the gown chosen by Queen Fabiola of Belgium to wed King Baudouin in 1960.

The dress was designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga, who is now deceased – but his label lives on and is still famed for its gowns.

The dress, made of silk, tulle and trimmed with fur, featured a high neckline  and three-quarter length sleeves.

Meghan Markle wedding dress Marie-Chantal of Greece wore a Valentino gown for her day Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meghan Markle wedding dress Marie-Chantal of Greece wore a Valentino gown for her day Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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Meghan Markle wedding dress: Marie-Chantal of Greece wore a Valentino gown for her day

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

As a proud Californian, Meghan tends to dress in a more relaxed, casual style. meghan maThis pretty Valentino dress, worn by Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece on her wedding day in 1995, could cater to Meghan’s tastes.

The pearl-encrusted ivory silk dress had a tulip-shaped front and 4.5m Chantilly lace train. It reportedly cost $225,000 (£170,000) and took four months, 12 different kinds of lace and 25 people to make it.

Valentino himself has retired, but the label still dresses some of the most stylish women in the world.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

Tags: Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince William, Stylish Woman, The World, Silk Dress, Chantilly Lace Train, Valentino Dress, Wedding Dresses

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