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26 Oct 2018

Meghan and Harry’s wedding outfits go on display in Windsor

The outfits which Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wore on their wedding day earlier this year have gone on display at Windsor Castle.

Visitors to the castle can now see Markle's gown – designed by Clare Waight Keller – and the military uniform the English prince wore for their wedding ceremony on 19 May 2018, an event watched by millions worldwide.

On the day, Markle wore a five-meter (16 ft) veil, decorated with hand-embroidered flowers that paid homage to the 53 Commonwealth countries alongside diamond tiara borrowed from Queen Elizabeth. Prince Harry, meanwhile, wore a frockcoat uniform of the Household Cavalry, the British Army regiment in which he served as a lieutenant.

The two full outfits, shoes included, are on display in a glass box inside Windsor Castle’s Grand Reception Room, which was one of the rooms used for the wedding celebrations.

"This is a unique opportunity to see these outfits, worn on such a special day, actually in the surroundings where they were worn here at Windsor Castle," said Caroline de Guitaut, senior curator of decorative arts at the Royal Collection Trust.

"Their Royal Highnesses have been very involved in the preparation for this exhibition."

The bridesmaid and pageboy attire that Harry’s niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, wore on the day are also on show at the exhibition, called A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which will be on display at the castle until January.

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