Yes, the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have happened over a year ago but we, and the world at large, still can’t get enough of it. The couple’s wedding outfits, which were previously on display at Windsor Castle in an exhibit called “A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” are now being featured at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland.
But aside from seeing the glorious ensembles Meghan and Harry actually wore on their big day up close, the best part about the exhibit is that the couple supplied the audio for the showcase, so visitors can actually hear from the Sussexes themselves. Imagine walking through Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh, and not only seeing Meghan’s beautiful, simple bespoke gown and veil designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, the glorious tiara (the Queen Mary diamond bandeau, which was made in 1932 and loaned to her by Her Majesty), Harry’s dapper uniform, and then hearing their voices too? That would be royally amazing.
“A great level of detail went into the planning of our wedding day,” Meghan says on the audio as reported by People. “We knew how large the scale of the event would be, so in making choices that were really personal and meaningful, it could make the whole experience feel intimate.” And Harry also had a little something to say about the sartorial choice he made about his groom’s outfit, explaining, “I chose the frock coat as a uniform, with permission from my grandmother, because I think it’s one of the smartest Household Cavalry uniforms. It’s one of my favourites, and I was very fortunate to be able to wear that on the day.”
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Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. The selected song “This Little Light of Mine” was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. A message from The Duke & Duchess: Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful. Photo credit: Chris Allerton/Joe Short (B&W); PA (color) ©️SussexRoyal (B&W images and video)
And while “intimate” might not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of their wedding—from the famous guests, the big, bold sermon, the epic music, the 1,200 members of the public outside the chapel and the millions watching—we applaud that they made conscious choices to make their special day feel as personal as possible.
And if you thought you would be satisfied at the sight of their wedding garb, the exhibit also features the page boy and bridesmaid outfits Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore on May 19, 2018. George’s adorable uniform was an exact replica of what his uncle Harry wore, with the exception of GC (a.k.a. George Cambridge) embroidered in gold thread on the epaulettes. According to Meghan in the recording, it was Harry’s idea, calling it “a beautiful keepsake for them.”
As for Charlotte, it was her Aquazurra shoes that were customized with her initials, CC, and the wedding date stitched on the soles.
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“We had 10 bridesmaids and page boys under the age of seven, which everybody says is impossible to have them behaving, but they did it!” Harry laughed on the audio, with Meghan in agreement: “It was a miracle!” Cutest miracle ever.