Why Meghan Markle's royal wedding dress will look NOTHING like Kate Middleton's

Publish Date
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 1:00PM
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She and Prince Harry may have only just announced their engagement, but there is already a huge amount of speculation about what she'll be wearing on the big day. 

And now, it has emerged that Meghan Markle has previously hinted at what her dream wedding dress would be, according to the Daily Mail.

Before she was revealed to be Prince Harry's girlfriend, the actress, 36, described in an interview how her ideal gown as something that is "classic and simple", calling Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy's wedding dress her "everything goals".

Meanwhile, she also said the fairytale gown worn by her Suits character Rachel Zane was "not my personal style", saying that she'd prefer something more "relaxed".

This suggests that Meghan's wedding dress is likely to be rather different to the Duchess of Cambridge's traditional gown by Alexander McQueen, which she wore to walk down the aisle in 2011. 

 
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Speaking in an interview with Glamour about her dream dress, Meghan said: "Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist. 

"I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic."

Explaining how she wouldn't choose a gown like the Anne Barge dress worn by her character in season 5, she added: "It's not my personal style because I'm a lot more relaxed than Rachel but I love that I got to play dress up in this gown. 

Meghan also cited her the minimalist white gown worn by Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy on her wedding day in 1996 as her all-time favourite celebrity wedding dress. 

The classic dress worn by John F. Kennedy Jr's bride was designed by American designer Narciso Rodriguez, who was little known at the time, suggesting he could potentially be in the running to design Meghan's own gown. 

The actress also listed some of her favourite wedding dress labels, including French designer Delphine Manivet and Greek-based designer Christos Costarellos. 

She declared herself a fan of both Elie Saab and J. Mendel, who may also be in the running to make her dress for the big day.


A dress from French designer Delphine Manivet's Summer 2017 Bridal Show. Photo / Getty
 

Other designers believed to be potential contenders include Antonio Berardi, Erdem and Jenny Packham.

Meghan's remarks during the interview with Glamour also suggest her now husband-to-be Harry won't be getting a glimpse of her gown before their big day at Windsor Castle in the spring. 

Despite describing herself as "very superstitious", she said she did not believe it was bad luck - but did say she would "prefer sticking with traditions".

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.