Meghan Markles wedding dress goes on display to the public from today
A special exhibition showcasing the wedding outfits of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex goes on display in Edinburgh from today.
The exhibition – A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – is set to open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the central focus will be Meghans stunning bridal gown.
The iconic dress, created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director at Givenchy, was previously on display at Windsor Castle last year – but now the people of Scotland will get the chance to have a close-up glimpse.
The £20,000 dress will be presented alongside the silk five-metre-long veil, which was held in place by a diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, gifted to Meghan by the Queen.
The exhibition will also include a replica of the bridal bouquet made from artificial flowers.
Visitors will want to dedicate some time to studying the fine details of the veil as it was hand-crafted and embroidered with the flowers of all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
Harrys wedding outfit was a frock coat uniform of the Household Cavalry, which was made by tailors at Dege and Skinner on Savile Row.
He has loaned an identical uniform to the exhibition, and it includes a single-breasted blue doeskin jacket and the trousers are made from a blue and black barathea.
I chose the frock coat as a uniform, with permission from my grandmother, because I think its one of the smartest Household Cavalry uniforms, said Harry in a recording of the couple that forms part of the exhibition.
Its one of my favourites, and I was very fortunate to be able to wear that on the day.
And the exhibition doesnt stop with the bride and groom. Royal enthusiasts will be happy to know that the outfits of Prince George and Princess Charlotte will also be on display.
Georges page outfit was a miniature version of the Dege and Skinner frock coat while Charlotte, one of six bridesmaids, wore a high-waisted ivory silk dress designed by Waight Keller.