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The Secret Meaning Behind Meghan Markle's Dramatic Royal Wedding Veil

The embroidery has a special message.
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Meghan Markle made a dramatic entrance at Windsor Castle Saturday for her wedding to Prince Harry with a long, flowing veil draped over her Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara.

Markle opted for a simple, chic Givenchy gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller with no embroidery or beading. The veil, which was made by the same designer, was more elaborate with delicate embroidery along the edges — and carried a special meaning.


"Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition," Kensington Palace tweeted Saturday.


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Prince Harry lifted Meghan's veil before they said their vows.

The veil was five meters — or 16.5 feet — long and was made of silk tulle, reported USA Today. And it was held in place by the Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, which was lent to Markle by The Queen. "The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893," the Palace tweeted.

Waight Keller was an unexpected choice as dress designer. Just last year, she became the first female Artistic Director at the French fashion house Givenchy.

Two pageboys held the long veil as Markle entered Windsor Castle for the ceremony. And Prince Harry lifted the veil before they took their vows. The elaborate veil made a powerful impact paired with Markle's simple dress and hair pulled into a low bun.


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"It's a complete blindsider," fashion commentator Caryn Franklin said on CNN. "Huge veil lots of embroidery, A-line dress. Long, lean and modern."

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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