This was the one 'key' thing for Meghan Markle when creating her wedding dress
Five months after her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle has spoken about her wedding dress - and how the "classic, timeless" gown was created.
The gown recently went on display at Windsor Castle as part of the newest exhibition, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
And in an audio recording for the display, the Duchess of Sussex explained the creation of her dream dress.
She recalled how she "knew at the onset" that she wanted a bateau neckline and three-quarter length sleeves for her wedding dress. She added that she wanted it to look "modest", with a "very timeless, classic feeling."
“I knew at the onset I wanted a bateau neckline, I wanted a cropped sleeve, I wanted a very timeless, classic feeling and, obviously with respect to the environment we were in and St George’s Chapel, being really modest in what it would look like, I knew that the tailoring was so key, because the dress itself would be so covered up.”
The 37-year-old also spoke about working with Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director of Givenchy and the designer of her gown.
“I had a very clear vision of what I wanted for the day, and what I wanted the dress to look like, and so what was amazing in working with Clare is that sometimes you’ll find designers try to push you in a different direction.
“But she just completely respected what I wanted to see for the day, and she wanted to bring that to life for me."
The exhibition features the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sharing personal stories from their wedding day, including the story of how Meghan picked her wedding-day tiara with the help of Prince Harry and the one thing that went wrong during their wedding.