The invitations have been sent, the wedding cake flavor has been announced, and the venue for the May 19th event has been confirmed, but the final piece, and without any doubt, the most important one, is yet to be seen. For Meghan Markle, this is a task more difficult that you could imagine – she has to pick a wedding dress that won’t upstage Kate Middleton’s iconic 2011 Alexander McQueen gown. Entertainment Tonight reports that royal biographer Katie Nicholl said that Markle will choose a less-pricey gown, at least.
“There have been reports that [Meghan’s] considering spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on a wedding dress. I think that’s incredibly unlikely,” Nicholl said. “Kate Middleton’s dress cost 150,000 pounds. It was her parents, Carol and Michael Middleton, who paid for that bill. I think it was very unlikely that Meghan would spend more than that and in doing so try and upstage a future queen.”
“I think when it comes to her wedding dress, she knows that this is a very, very important dress. It’s got to fit for the occasion, it’s got to suit the regal historical backdrop that is Windsor Castle,” Nicholl said.
“I’m told that she wants something with lace, that she wants something with sleeves. Of course she’s dressing for the rather inclement British weather, but more than that she’s dressing for a very, very important occasion. So I think you will be probably pleasantly surprised for Meghan the ‘rule breaker’ when it comes to this dress. I think it’s gonna tick all the right boxes: traditional, elegant, sophisticated, memorable, and fitting.”
“I expect that Meghan will go to great lengths to keep her wedding dress designer a secret until the moment that she emerges from the bridal car,” Nicholl said. “Let’s be honest, this is a girl who knows how to keep a secret. She and Harry kept their romance clandestine for months, so she knows how to stay tight-lipped… There’s going to be so much attention on the dress. She’s like every other bride in that respect, she wants to keep it a secret up until the last minute.”