The wedding outfits worn by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be on display at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse later this year and next.
In a special exhibition A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visitors to the London and Edinburgh attractions will experience the glamour of the wedding of the year first-hand, with outfits worn by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on display.
A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will open Windsor Castle on 26th October, running until 6th January 2019 and will visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse from 14th June, 2019 to 6th October, 2019.
The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress will be the main feature of the display, and visitors will be able to get up close to it and view the intricate designs as well as learn more about the designer.
The wedding dress was created by the British designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. The Duchess and Ms Waight Keller worked closely together on the design.
True to the heritage of the House of Givenchy, the graceful lines of the dress were achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The exhibition will highlight this feature as well as the train which flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza.
Meghan’s five-metre-long veil was made from silk tulle and embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, a reference to an important part of The Duke and Duchess's official work following His Royal Highness’s appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
Visitors will get to view the Duchess’s tiara and jewellery worn on the special day too.
An identical uniform to the one worn by the Duke of Sussex will go on display which includes the frockcoat uniform of the Household Cavalry (the 'Blues and Royals'), specially commissioned for the occasion and made by tailors at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row.
Groups visit to Windsor Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse
At Windsor Castle, groups of 15 or more are asked to pre-book their visit to the Castle in order to guarantee entry. Special events and tours are available for groups.
Group visits to Palace of Holyroodhouse don't have to be pre-booked, however groups can reserve tickets. Coach parking is also available next to the Palace.
For more information, visit www.royalcollection.org.uk.
Image: The wedding dress of The Duchess of Sussex Credit Royal Collection Trust.