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Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress Is About to Go on Display

The Duchess' Givenchy gown will be part of a special exhibit at Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Leaving Church
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If you loved Meghan Markle's custom Givenchy wedding dress, you're in luck—you'll be able to see it up close in just two days. According to CNN, the bridal gown will be the focus of an exhibit at Windsor Castle, which will run from October 26 to January 6.

 

The Royal Collection Trust, the body that oversees attractions hosted at all of the Queen's official residences, just made the official announcement that the exhibit, titled "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," will shortly open to the public. The Duchess' Givenchy gown won't be the only royal garment on display. A close reproduction of Prince Harry's wedding uniform, made by Dege & Skinner a few years ago, will also be included. The imitation is necessary since the Duke needs the real thing for day-to-day royal duties.

 

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Though Prince Harry's garments are certainly a draw, it's likely that his wife's iconic wedding dress will be the main attraction. Markle's simple, but structured silk wedding dress, created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, featured a boat-neck neckline and three-quarter sleeves. Following the gown's debut, Keller told People that the design process was very collaborative. "We exchanged conversations about what would be the ultimate lines and proportions and the scale of the dress," she said on Markle's involvement, adding that "over time we quickly got to a point where she knew exactly what she wanted, having tried on some mock-ups that I had shown her. And then it evolved into the final design."

 

This won't be the first time that a royal wedding dress is put on display. Kate Middleton's lace gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (and the tiara she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth on her big day) was part of a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace in 2011, which drew over 350,000 people.