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Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress Is Everything We've Dreamed of and More – Get the Details on Her Stunning Gown!

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For months, royal fans have been wondering what Meghan Markle's wedding dress would look like for her wedding to Prince Harry — and now we finally know! Scroll down for more details about Meghan's royal wedding dress!

Who designed Meghan Markle's wedding dress?

Meghan's dress is designed by Claire Waight Keller, who is the first female designer of Givenchy. "Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy," Kensington Palace revealed.

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"After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour. Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy," the statement continued. "Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design. The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952."

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It was heavily rumored that she would wear a wedding dress by Ralph & Russo, tho. "Multiple royal and fashion industry sources have revealed the actress has opted for British couturiers Ralph & Russo to make the first of two gowns she plans to wear on May 19," the Daily Mail recently reported. Meghan is no stranger to Ralph & Russo's glamorous designs — the soon-to-be-princess wore a black and gold ensemble by the brand for her engagement photoshoot with Harry last winter.

Many people also thought Meghan's close friend Misha Nonoo (who introduced , th. "Multiple royal and fashion industry sources have revealed the actress has opted for British couturiers Ralph & Russo to make the first of two gowns she plans to wear on May 19," the d American fashion trends — she was raised in London but now has a showroom in NYC! It was also believed that Meghan's longtime Toronto-based stylist, Jessica Mulroney, would have contributed to her wedding-day look. Additionally, the actress allegedly considered two of Princess Diana's favorite designers, Catherine Walker and Amanda Wakeley, as well as the creator of Kate's royal wedding gown, Jenny Packham.

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According to a report in Look magazine, a staggering $560,000 has been spent on the beauty and fashion for the wedding. "Multiple royal and fashion industry sources have revealed the actress has opted for British couturiers Ralph & Russo to make the first of two gowns she plans to wear on May 19," the go. "The wedding dress has been the biggest expense, and the budget has now doubled from what it originally was." Kate’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress allegedly cost around $350,000 back in 2011.

What does Meghan Markle's wedding dress look like?

Funny enough, Meghan's wedding dress looks exactly how she described it would in a past interview! The long sleeve number is simple, classic, modern, and quite stunning. The form-fitting dress features a long train and ballerina neckline.

In a previous interview with Glamour, Meghan described her ideal gown: "I have the luxury of wearing beautiful pieces of clothing every day for work, so my personal style — wedding or not — is very pared down and relaxed. 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. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs." She also said she "happens to love" a "low ballerina inspired neckline" on wedding gowns and her all-time favorite celebrity wedding dress belonged to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. How ironic!

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Kensington Palace also commented on the design. "True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity," they said. As for the fabric? "Following extensive research by Ms. Waight Keller in fabric mills throughout Europe, an exclusive double bonded silk cady was developed. Perfect for the round sculptural look required, the silk cady has a soft matt lustre whilst the bonding process and pure white colour chosen by Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller bring a fresh modernity to the dress."

In a recent interview, iconic fashion designer Vera Wang also revealed what she thought Meghan's dress would look like. "Other than [wearing our designs], and she’s not wearing us — there are two ways for her to go: American or British. Given her new position, her new status, and her new role, she’ll very well go British," the 68-year-old told Harper's Bazaar.

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Beyond that, Vera predicted that Meghan would embody both the new and old monarchy. "Neither full blown royal wedding like [Princess Diana] or Kate, and neither narrow, sensual, and more sexy — I think she’ll go somewhere in-between that feels a tad more modern," she said. "Something maybe a tad subtler, not a mermaid but not a full blown royal proportion or anything theatrical. Given that she’s not marrying the future king, she’ll still be a royal, [but] there’s a lot to be done between those two worlds." Vera had the right idea, too!

What does Meghan Markle's veil look like?

Besides the fact that it's stunning, the cathedral length veil has a very special meaning to Meghan. "Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition," Kensington Palace revealed.

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And to no surprise, the creation of this veil required a lot of time and effort. "The veil is five meters long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza," the statement read. "Each flower was worked flat, in three dimensions to create a unique and delicate design. The workers spent hundreds of hours meticulously sewing and washing their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine." Amazing!

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Who's tiara did Meghan Markle wear?

It's been reported by many outlets that Meghan is wearing Queen Mary's Sapphire Bandeau Tiara. The glistening piece completed her entire look perfectly.

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What shoes is Meghan Markle wearing?

Her white wedding shoes "are based on a Givenchy refined pointed couture design made of a silk duchess satin," Kensington Palace revealed. So pretty and simple!

What did Meghan Markle's first wedding dress look like?

When Meghan tied the knot with her first husband, Hollywood producer Trevor Engelson, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in September 2011, she wore a dress that was much different than her royal wedding gown. Six years ago, Meghan donned a strapless, white frock adorned with a silver, beaded belt under the bust. The look was pretty and perfectly casual for the bride's low-key beach wedding.

Did Queen Elizabeth get to see Meghan Markle's wedding dress?

Queen Elizabeth reportedly got a private viewing of Meghan's dress to approve it before the wedding. "The Queen is also going to see a sneak peak of Meghan’s dress because she has to approve it beforehand," royals correspondant Emily Andrews said on the UK talk show Lorraine. Queen Elizabeth allegedly also viewed Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding gown before her 2011 royal nuptials to Prince William, so eyeing Meghan's dress is basically tradition!

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Did Prince Harry see Meghan Markle's wedding dress before the nuptials?

Though his famous grandmother allegedly got a sneak a peek at Meghan's gown, Prince Harry reportedly didn't because he wanted to be surprised by her look at their wedding. "He’s being very traditional and wants it to be a complete surprise on the day," a source told the Daily Mail in mid-April. We bet he was so surprised today!

What were some other predictions on the wedding dress style she might have picked?

There are a lot of options she could have gone with, from princess to the royal standard of lace. After thinking of numerous predictions of what Meghan might wear befoer the wedding, we narrowed it down to the seven most popular wedding styles. And hey, since we're visual people, we edited photos of the bride-to-be wearing the gowns. Honestly, we can't decide which one we love more! Scroll down to see some royal wedding dresses Meghan could have worn!

If she chose bohemian...

Although it's not an aesthetic most royal brides choose, if Meghan went down this route, we could have expected elegant floral headpieces, Rapunzel braids, and flowy gowns with lots of movement.

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If she chose traditional...

You can never go wrong with the "strapless wedding gown," and since they're the most popular style of bridal dresses right now, there was a huge chance Meghan could have chose one — with a sweetheart neckline like this gorgeous ensemble.

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If she chose high fashion...

Considering Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding is the the biggest ceremony of the year, it wouldn't have been a surprise if Meghan went with a big name designer like Vera Wang or even Valentino. Despite being a little unconventional, we're sure Meghan could have pulled anything off.

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If she chose to go short...

A short wedding dress is a little unconventional for most women, but if Meghan wanted to be daring, a short wedding dress that shows off her long, elegant legs would have definitely got everyone talking!

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If she went the princess route...

Although Meghan won't technically be a princess, her induction into the royal family is as close to a fairytale story as anything else. A fluffy dress with a tiara could have been the perfect look to finish off her new life as the prince's wife.

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If she choose lace...

Lace is the most popular pick amongst royal brides. If Meghan chose this look, she would have joined the ranks of fellow brides like Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly who wore similar dresses.

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If she chose sexy...

Now this would have been a bit of a risk! Royal brides don't typically wear overly flashy or sultry gowns, but if Meghan wanted to be daring, this look would definitely have gotten everyone's attention!

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