Meghan Markle‘s wedding dress designer shared her memories of the nuptials as the royal couple celebrated their second wedding anniversary yesterday.
British designer Clare Waight Keller, 49, creative director of Givenchy, created the stunning gown worn by the duchess on her wedding to Prince Harry, 35, on 19 May 2018.
To celebrate the occasion, the fashion heavyweight shared her personal recollections of the day alongside a series of photos and revealed how the Queen and other royals behaved ‘just like any family’.
British designer Clare Waight Keller, 49, created the stunning gown worn by the duchess on her wedding to Prince Harry, 35, on 19 May 2018. Writing on Instagram, the designer revealed the atmosphere surrounding the formal portraits (pictured) was surprisingly ‘relaxed’
Writing on Instagram, where she boasts 445,000 followers, Waight Keller remembered how the royal family were delightfully ‘understated’ and spoke about the bride and groom, the children and the service as they made their way from St George’s Chapel to take photos in Windsor Castle.
She added that despite the organisation and formality around the family photographs, the atmosphere was surprisingly ‘relaxed’.
The designer, who formed a close bond with Meghan during the process, wrote: ‘Leaving the chapel we walked up to the Castle, wondering through the private hallways to arrive at the green room you see in the images here.
‘It was extraordinary to be in that room with the entire Royal family mingling in front of myself and the photographer Alexi Lubomirski.
Clare Waight Keller and the Duchess formed a close bond during the process. Givenchy became one of Meghan’s go-to labels for engagements. In December 2018 Meghan showed her support by presenting her friend with an award at the British Fashion Awards, pictured
Clare Waight Keller shared her memories in two lengthy Instagram captions (pictured)
‘Just like any family at a wonderful occasion like this, they were talking about the bride and groom, the wedding, children and the service, just like we all do, so completely understated and charming.
‘It was utterly fantastic and it was hard not to pinch yourself and think it was a dream. As soon as everyone arrived in the room we began the shoot, highly organised and precise but also so relaxed and intimate. It all went very fast, but the memories are there always.’
In a second post Waight Keller recalled the ‘extraordinary’ scenes of flag-waving well-wishers as she made her way to the church on the morning of the wedding.
In a second post Waight Keller recalled the ‘extraordinary’ scenes of flag-waving well-wishers as she made her way to the church on the morning of the wedding. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving St George’s Chapel, Windsor, following the service in May 2018
She wrote: ‘I remember the roar of the crowds, huge, thunderously joyful you couldn’t help but smile and feel quite how surreal it was to be faced with this vision.
‘Like so many, I have watched journeys like this with the royals travelling through well wishers for Ascot, Trooping the Colour and other weddings but never before have I experienced it first hand myself.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex marked their second wedding anniversary privately in Los Angeles, where they live with one-year-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Source: Daily Mail Royals