With the royal wedding mere hours away, the excitement about what’s to come has nearly reached a fever pitch. What will the cake look like? Have we finally landed on the person who’s walking Meghan down the aisle? How many wild fascinators will we see?
One of the biggest question marks leading into tomorrow is this: what will Meghan’s dress look like?
Speculation has been swirling among royal-watchers, but the palace has been tight-lipped about that detail in particular. Last month, the Daily Mail reported that U.K. designer Ralph & Russo had been tapped to make Meghan’s £100,000 “hand-stitched, beaded” dress. Of course, that wasn’t confirmed by the palace, so speculation continued.
In the past week, English designer Stella McCartney (daughter of Beatle Paul) has also emerged as a possibility. There have been rumours circulating around Windsor that McCartney has cancelled appointments in the past week for the vague reason of “emergency fittings.” Could these fittings be for the royal bride-to-be?
Maybe, but another face has stumbled onto the scene and he’s well-known among royal-watchers. David Emmanuel – who, along with his ex-wife, famously designed Princess Diana’s gown in 1981 – has been seen at Windsor Castle. Hmm, now why would that be?
There are two possibilities being entertained. One is that Emmanuel is the secret designer of Meghan’s dress, but it’s the second theory that’s set our hearts melting. Rumours are swirling that Emmanuel may be overseeing pieces of Diana’s dress being sewn into Meghan’s gown. You know: something old, something new and all that.
How sweet would it be to have Prince Charles walk Meghan down the aisle with snippets of Diana’s dress sewn into her own? Answer: too sweet to measure.
Nothing has been confirmed by the palace, but hopefully all will be revealed tomorrow.