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Meghan Markle’s Wedding

Dress Rumours

With just days to go before Meghan Markle walks down the isle with the eyes of the world watching, rumours are circulating about what her wedding dress will look like…

We only have 4 days until the momentous occasion and sources have recently confirmed that Meghan’s wedding dress is finished and safely hidden at Windsor Castle until the big day. There is just one person left to see it – the Queen. Meghan will privately show the gown to HM later this week (just like Kate did before she married William).

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Although we won’t know for certain what she’ll wear until she steps out of the car on 19th May, here’s all the latest rumours about this very important royal wedding fashion moment…

2 Dresses

The wedding will be split into two, much like William and Kates," an insider told Us Weekly, "so both Meghan and Harry will have second outfits."

According to royal correspondent Katie Nicholl via Vanity Fair, both dresses will be custom-made. Sources reveal that there will be "a traditional bridal gown for the ceremony and reception, and a glamorous, more sophisticated dress for the evening.

"Meghan can't wait to surprise everyone," the source said, "especially Harry."

Royal Traditions

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading bridal designers and couture fashion experts, Raishma addressed Royal traditions.

Meghan is likely to follow royal traditions, with the wedding dresses of both Kate Middleton and Princess Diana both featuring covered arms and shoulders and long trains.

The fashion expert said the key elements of a royal wedding dress have always been the same: elegant, modest, and with fairy tale magic.

Ralph & Russo

Although it is a rumour, The Daily Mail have confirmed that Meghan's wedding dress cost £100,000 and was paid for by Prince Harry's family. They reported that the future Royal bride will wear hand-stitched, beaded design made by British couturiers Ralph & Russo.

Ralph & Russo have been odds-on favourite for the commission since Meghan wore a £56,000 semi-sheer black evening dress from the label for her official engagement portrait.

Earlier this week, the Ralph & Russo haute couture atelier team were seen visiting the Royal School of Needlework, which was responsible for the bespoke lace on the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress and boasts a long association with the Royal Family.

Plan Your Royal Wedding Party

Impress your guests with luxury party decorations fit for a queen!   Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are no doubt underway with exciting plans for their big day on May 19th. Therefore, we thought this is the perfect opportunity to start planning our Exquisite Royal Wedding party with a street party theme.  Create a perfectly patriotic event for all of your family and friends to enjoy on Saturday 19th May with themed decorations, quintessentially British treats, and a ravishing Royal dress code. Click here to honeymoon like Harry and Meghan!  Exquisite’s Royal Wedding Party Checklist: Bunting Balloons Napkins Union Jack Flag Freshly Baked Classic scones with jam & clotted cream Champagne and Strawberries Betty Blythe’s Tips for a Street Party   What afternoon wouldn’t be well spent at a street party. Children will love the colourfulness of the utterly traditional setting, grandparents can enjoy a nice sit down at a table filled with treats. The tradition of street parties has a long history as a popular way of celebrating special days. Many were organised to mark the end of WW1 and since that time, the community get-together has grown in popularity. They are an excellent way to get all of the neighbours together. SET THE SCENE Set up long stretches of oblong trestle tables covered with white tablecloths and a gathering of wooden chairs straight from the houses of the street (or an eclectic mix from friends and family). Colour it up by choosing a theme and try to stick to it for a chic effect. FOOD & DRINK  Suitable dishes for street parties include crudités and dips, sandwiches, scotch eggs, trifles and the classic jelly and ice-cream. A nice touch is to perhaps add a retro sweetie bag for the children and grownups to take away at the end of the party. Fill with blackjacks, fruit salads, sherbert fountains with a stick of liquorice, raspberry drops, liquorice allsorts, dolly mixtures, gobstoppers, sherbet lemons and toffees. SHOP LIKE A ROYAL IN LONDON Create a wedding day scent at Floris (florislondon.com) Get a bespoke tailored suit at Turnball & Asser (turnballandasser.co.uk) Enjoy a ‘Right Royal Celebration’ afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason (fortnumandmason.com) Sparkle in a tiara fit for a Princess from Bentley & Skinner (bentley-skinner.co.uk)  

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