PHOTOS: Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

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Meghan Markle and Britain’s Prince Harry stand on the steps of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. | Jane Barlow/pool photo via AP

Meghan Markle, wearing the most anticipated wedding dress of the year, arrived at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.

British designer Clare Waight Keller is the master designer behind the silk boat-necked gown and long veil worn by Meghan Markle as she walked down the flower-bedecked nave of St. George’s Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.

Waight Keller, the first female artistic director of French fashion house Givenchy, met Markle earlier this year, Kensington Palace said. The statement said Markle wanted a dress with an “elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanor.”

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According to an official statement released by Kensington Palace, regarding the design of the dress, the veil is five meters long, made from silk tulle with hand-embroidered 53 flowers in slik thread and organza. The 53 flowers represent the 53 countries of the British Commonwealth. The tiara is Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to the bride by Queen Elizabeth. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.

The dress isw made from double bonded silk cady and featured an open bateau neckline. The lines of the dress “extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”

As they stood at the altar, Harry said to Meghan: “You look amazing.”

Contributing: Associated Press

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