By Atiya Riffat
With the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018, everyone probably very excited for the Royal Wedding, in which mixed-race, American actress Meghan Markle will become British royalty. It’s a fairy tale come true. Come Saturday, all eyes will be on Prince Harry’s bride naturally in wondering who the actress will choose as her wedding dress designer, and what sort of style she’ll pick. And if we look back in the archives at the Royal wedding dresses that have gone before her. The entire royal bride, dressed in white. So it is sure she will continue the long-standing tradition of an epic wedding dress reveal.
Like Queen Victoria, who started the tradition of wearing white on her wedding day, royal wedding dresses are meant to make a grand statement. They’re meant to spur conversation and demonstrate the style prowess of the royal.
For women like Meghan, Duchess Kate Middleton, Princess Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, who became royals through marriage, the wedding dress is even more significant. It marks their first moment as a real-life royal, and each woman, after being scrutinized (to various degrees) by the public during their engagement, deserves to have their larger-than-life princess moment.