Here comes a little Royal Wedding fashion update for you … actually not ‘Fashion’ … ‘Style’ my darlings!
We were not disappointed at the weekend with the dazzling display of elegance, flora and fauna, what a showcase and masterpiece. The event was an international display of Britishness at its best.
“Two young people fell in love and we all showed up”
– The Most Rev Michael Curry, 19th May 2018
Harry and Meghan kept us hooked on their big day, many people celebrated with street parties and events. Some public houses have even reported their best day EVER!
Meghan was a radiant looking bride, her silhouette could not be faulted. Her dress designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy was an unexpected name. Bravo indeed to her for getting the gig. She described the team that created the dress stitching, that they washed their hands every half hour to preserve the purity of the white dress. Givenchy has also been the house of choice for Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Against the floral backdrop worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, the dress was truly fit for purpose and enhanced by the 5-metre veil with hand embroidered flowers depicting the Commonwealth.
A fit and cut that echoes the golden era of haute couture, before the introduction of modern stretch fabrics, the cut of the cloth showed tradition and skill.
For evening, the Duchess of Sussex changed into a super slinky Stella McCartney gown.
I’m sure Stella is delighted with the final ‘James Bond-esque’ image of Harry, Meghan and THAT E-Type Jaguar!
Who could fail to be impressed by the floral display surrounding Windsor Castle? Oh my goodness, that made all the difference, an astounding display by the team involved, a spectacular achievement.
A heart melting image 24 hours later, as we were seeing those same flowers consisting of white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves delivered to hospices, charities and care homes. Such a special touch. *photo St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney
Harry appeared to have mixed emotions throughout the day. Apprehension as he arrived at the church. Pensive as he waited at the altar and an impression of elated realisation as he exits the chapel a married man with his cherished bride. His mother Diana would have been immensely proud of his maturity and life choices. Harry’s gift to Meghan was an aquamarine ring that once belonged to Diana.
Both Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge wore the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. The Queen gave her permission for Prince Harry to get married in his uniform, both uniforms were tailored at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row.
We eulogise the guests who celebrated in style.
My favourite was the ‘Suits’ team who were ’more English than the English’!
Actress Abigail Spencer arrived at the royal wedding in Alessandra Rich Pleated
navy Polka-Dot Midi Dress … I loved this so much.
The national press has favourited Lady Kitty Spencer wearing an emerald green Dolce & Gabbana dress.
I also loved Charles Spencer, Earl Spencer and his wife, Countess Spencer … I do love a cape.
The ‘I’m not too sure award’ goes to Victoria Beckham who dominates the fashion world and still doesn’t realise ‘you’re never dressed without a smile’!
The ‘Oh dear, duplicate outfit’ award goes to the three(!) guests who wore the same Self Portrait crochet dress, as was also worn by the Meghan Markle character in the Royal Romance, lifetime movie, unbelievable??!
It was a treat to see royalty and the A-Listers mixing with the whole congregation, Amal and George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Idris Elba … what a guest list.
But the most stunning images of the day came from the children who were full of character and appeared to have behaved beautifully, even royal children are just children.
Finally, a huge congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, may you enjoy much love and happiness throughout your lives together.