On Saturday, May 19, the world watched with anticipation as Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle. The royal wedding took place at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
While the palace continually released royal wedding details leading up to the big day, there was one detail that they refused to give fans any information about her. Meghan’s dress was kept a complete secret until she was seen by the public eye at her wedding. Fans didn’t know what to expect regarding fabric, style, or shape.
As soon as she made her first appearance on her big day, social media erupted with reviews about Duchess Meghan’s dress. Some people commented that her dress was a lot more subtle than they were expecting, while others said that they appreciated the simple and effortless look.
After the royal wedding, Meghan’s dress ended up causing more drama than was anticipated. Now, a designer has spoken out to clear the air. However, the designer who spoke out isn’t even the designer of Meghan’s dress!
The designer of Meghan’s royal dress was Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Markle reportedly chose the designer because of her admirable style and because she has made enormous strides for women in the fashion industry. The designer who is now speaking out, however, is Emilia Wickstead, one of Kate Middleton’s favorite designers.
After the wedding, a rumor emerged that Wickstead accused Clare Waight Keller of stealing one of her designs for the royal dress. Wickstead had made comments alluding to the idea that she had created a similar design in the past and that Keller drew inspiration from it. The comments caused quite a stir among royal wedding fans, especially because designing a royal wedding dress is one of the highest honors among designers.
Now, Wickstead has spoken out, claiming that all of the exaggerated rumors are false and taking back what she had initially said.
She said, “I am extremely saddened by commentary that has appeared in the press and online over the past few days. Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day and I have the utmost admiration and respect for her.”
She continued, “I do not think that her wedding dress was a copy of any of our designs. I have the greatest respect for Clare Weight Keller and the House of Givenchy- a huge source of inspiration to me. I wish Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a wonderful, happy and love filled life together.”
Now that Wickstead has cleared the air, perhaps the rumors will fizzle out.
What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, a celebrity wedding took place over the weekend with a stunning dress and castle as the backdrop! Check out the gorgeous photos.