Following rumors that Meghan Markle's wedding dress would soon go on display, Kensington Palace has confirmed the news to be true. Starting on Friday, October 26th, the public will be able to see the royal's wedding attire at the A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex exhibit in Windsor Castle—where the pair actually tied the knot.
Meghan's simple Givenchy wedding dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, however, is just one part of the exhibit. Her 15-foot, silk tulle veil, which was embroidered with each country of the Commonwealth's state flower, will also be on display. The same goes for her bridal tiara, which she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth for her big day. The diamond and platinum piece was initially commissioned for Queen Mary back in 1932 and features a detachable brooch in the center. This is the first time that the headpiece will be on view.
The exhibition will include the wedding dress designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller and veil, embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, along with the diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, lent to The Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. pic.twitter.com/ZzUmvrv3xr— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 29, 2018
Prince Harry will also be included. A copy of the duke's wedding day attire, a frockcoat uniform of the Household Cavalry, is also set to make an appearance. There's an important reason that this garment will be a reproduction (the tailors at Dege & Skinner replicated it for the public to see) and not an original—Harry needs the uniform for his royal duties.
The exhibit, which will run through early January, gives the curious public a special look inside Harry and Meghan's nuptials. Though this isn't the first time royal wedding wardobes have gone on display, this exhibit is by far the most extensive. Following Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials, only the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress and veil (created by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen) were showcased.