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Meghan's royal wedding dress

Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by the British designer of couture house Givenchy for her marriage to Prince Harry, worn with a five-meter long veil and a sparkling diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth.

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Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by the British designer of couture house Givenchy for her marriage to Prince Harry, worn with a five-meter long veil and a sparkling diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth. Ben STANSALL/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle picked a sleek sculpted dress by the British designer of couture house Givenchy for her marriage to Prince Harry, worn with a five-meter long veil and a sparkling diamond tiara lent by Queen Elizabeth. Ben STANSALL/Pool via REUTERS
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The pure white long-sleeved gown with a boat neck had been eagerly anticipated by royal fans around the world, with speculation over which designer would be chosen starting soon after the couple announced their engagement in November.

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The pure white long-sleeved gown with a boat neck had been eagerly anticipated by royal fans around the world, with speculation over which designer would be chosen starting soon after the couple announced their engagement in November. NEIL HALL/Pool...more

The pure white long-sleeved gown with a boat neck had been eagerly anticipated by royal fans around the world, with speculation over which designer would be chosen starting soon after the couple announced their engagement in November. NEIL HALL/Pool via REUTERS
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As the bride stepped out of her classic Rolls-Royce, Kensington Palace announced that Clare Waight Keller, who became the first female artistic director at famed French house Givenchy last year, had secured the coveted role of making the dress.

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As the bride stepped out of her classic Rolls-Royce, Kensington Palace announced that Clare Waight Keller, who became the first female artistic director at famed French house Givenchy last year, had secured the coveted role of making the...more

As the bride stepped out of her classic Rolls-Royce, Kensington Palace announced that Clare Waight Keller, who became the first female artistic director at famed French house Givenchy last year, had secured the coveted role of making the dress. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
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The 47-year-old, previously at Pringle of Scotland and Chloe, met Meghan earlier this year and the two worked together on the design, which "epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance," Kensington Palace said. "The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist," the palace said in a statement.

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The 47-year-old, previously at Pringle of Scotland and Chloe, met Meghan earlier this year and the two worked together on the design, which "epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance," Kensington Palace said. "The focus of the dress is the graphic open...more

The 47-year-old, previously at Pringle of Scotland and Chloe, met Meghan earlier this year and the two worked together on the design, which "epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance," Kensington Palace said. "The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist," the palace said in a statement. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS
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"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."

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"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." Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

"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." Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
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The gown made of double bonded cady silk with a sweeping train was simple in style, which won praise from fashionistas.

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The gown made of double bonded cady silk with a sweeping train was simple in style, which won praise from fashionistas. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS

The gown made of double bonded cady silk with a sweeping train was simple in style, which won praise from fashionistas. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS
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Edward Enninful, the editor of British Vogue, called the dress "beautiful" while bridal designer Raishma said the gown was "an example of couture design at its most classic and timeless." Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic at The New York Times, wrote: "It was not a Cinderella choice, not one that spoke of fantasy or old-fashioned fairy tales, but one that placed the woman proudly front and center ... It underscored Ms. Markle's own independence by divesting her of frippery, while also respecting tradition and keeping her covered up."

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Edward Enninful, the editor of British Vogue, called the dress "beautiful" while bridal designer Raishma said the gown was "an example of couture design at its most classic and timeless." Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic at...more

Edward Enninful, the editor of British Vogue, called the dress "beautiful" while bridal designer Raishma said the gown was "an example of couture design at its most classic and timeless." Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic at The New York Times, wrote: "It was not a Cinderella choice, not one that spoke of fantasy or old-fashioned fairy tales, but one that placed the woman proudly front and center ... It underscored Ms. Markle's own independence by divesting her of frippery, while also respecting tradition and keeping her covered up." Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS
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Waight Keller, whose name has now been catapulted into the global spotlight, described the chance to work on the historic occasion as "an honor." She said in a statement: "We wanted to create a timeless piece that would emphasize the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its history, as well as convey modernity through sleek lines and sharp cuts."

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Waight Keller, whose name has now been catapulted into the global spotlight, described the chance to work on the historic occasion as "an honor." She said in a statement: "We wanted to create a timeless piece that would emphasize the iconic codes of...more

Waight Keller, whose name has now been catapulted into the global spotlight, described the chance to work on the historic occasion as "an honor." She said in a statement: "We wanted to create a timeless piece that would emphasize the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its history, as well as convey modernity through sleek lines and sharp cuts." Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
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Meghan's long veil, made of silk tulle, was decorated with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, the palace said, and paid tribute to the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. "Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition," the palace said.

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Meghan's long veil, made of silk tulle, was decorated with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, the palace said, and paid tribute to the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. "Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the...more

Meghan's long veil, made of silk tulle, was decorated with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, the palace said, and paid tribute to the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. "Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition," the palace said. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS
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Queen Elizabeth lent the 36-year-old bride a historic tiara for the occasion. Made in 1932 for Queen Mary, the sparkling diamond and platinum bandeau has a center brooch dating from 1893.

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Queen Elizabeth lent the 36-year-old bride a historic tiara for the occasion. Made in 1932 for Queen Mary, the sparkling diamond and platinum bandeau has a center brooch dating from 1893. Royal Collection Trust/Handout via REUTERS

Queen Elizabeth lent the 36-year-old bride a historic tiara for the occasion. Made in 1932 for Queen Mary, the sparkling diamond and platinum bandeau has a center brooch dating from 1893. Royal Collection Trust/Handout via REUTERS
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Meghan, now to be called the Duchess of Sussex, also wore Cartier earrings and bracelet, and silk duchess satin shoes.

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Meghan, now to be called the Duchess of Sussex, also wore Cartier earrings and bracelet, and silk duchess satin shoes. REUTERS/John Sibley/Pool

Meghan, now to be called the Duchess of Sussex, also wore Cartier earrings and bracelet, and silk duchess satin shoes. REUTERS/John Sibley/Pool
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Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. NEIL HALL/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. NEIL HALL/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. NEIL HALL/Pool via REUTERS
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Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows. Owen Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows. Owen Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows. Owen Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
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Pageboys hold the train of the dress of Meghan Markle as she arrives. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Pageboys hold the train of the dress of Meghan Markle as she arrives. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Pageboys hold the train of the dress of Meghan Markle as she arrives. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
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Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
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Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony. Ben STANSALL/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony. Ben STANSALL/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle waves as she arrives for the wedding ceremony. Ben STANSALL/Pool via REUTERS
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Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Andrew Matthews/Pool via REUTERS
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Meghan Markle departs for her wedding in Taplow. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Meghan Markle departs for her wedding in Taplow. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Meghan Markle departs for her wedding in Taplow. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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