Meghan Markle, who became Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex, stepped out of a vintage Rolls-Royce in a minimal and an unembellished Givenchy Haute Couture dress by the British designer Clare Waight Keller, a diamond tiara on loan from Queen Elizabeth, and a veil bearing symbols of the Commonwealth, this bride was out to prove that she’s all about simplicity, heritage, respecting tradition — and serving her public.
Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country, as the bride wanted to have all countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony, according to Kensington Palace.
Markle paired her Givenchy dress and veil with Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara, loaned to her by the Queen. The Diamond Bandeau is English and was made in 1932 from a brooch dating from 1893.
As for her second dress, Markle turned to yet another female British designer to dress her on her wedding day: Stella McCartney.