Following recent speculation, the Royal Collection Trust has confirmed that royal fans will soon be able to see the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress up close when it goes on public display later this year.
A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will open in Windsor Castle’s state apartments on 26 October. The exhibition will show Meghan’s elegant bridal gown, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, alongside her five metre-long veil and the diamond and platinum tiara gifted to the bride by the Queen. An identical version of Harry’s Household Cavalry frockcoat uniform made by Savile Row tailors, Dege & Skinner, will also be included in the two-part display.
After it closes on 6 January, the exhibit will transfer to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh from 14 June to 6 October next year – a move which makes “perfect sense,” says curator Caroline de Guitaut.
“I think it’s really important to be able to show the display to the widest possible audience,” de Guitaut tells Harper’s Bazaar UK. “The location at Windsor’s Grand Reception Room is also incredibly fitting as it was the setting for the wedding reception.”
After months of planning, which started well before Harry and Meghan tied the knot on 19 May, the special exhibit aims to give visitors a chance to view the detail and craftsmanship involved in the creation of the bride and groom’s outfits. Organised by the Royal Collection Trust, Meghan and Harry have also “absolutely” been a part of the curation.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK