How Meghan Markle’s royal wedding dress compared to Kate Middleton’s

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Rejoice! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially married (still not over that dress btw) and we have already eaten far too many cocktail sausages in celebration.

Meghan’s new sister-in-law Kate Middleton was obviously in attendance, looking incredible in a suspiciously cream looking Alexander McQueen coat and it got us feeling all nostalgic thinking back to her wedding day to Prince William in 2011.

So, while we’re waiting for all that party food to digest we thought we’d take a look back at Kate Middleton’s wedding dress to see how it compared to Meghan’s.

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Meghan Markle Kate Middleton wedding dress comparison

Both Meghan and Kate have very different styles. While Kate is much more traditional and classic, Meghan isn’t afraid to break with royal protocol, but both brides opted for classic styles for their big day.

For her wedding Kate wore a long-sleeved lace gown by Alexander McQueen, hand embroidered with individual lace roses, thistles, daffodils and shamrocks.

Kate’s dress featured a dramatic 2.7m length train that saw her glide down the aisle with elegance (once adjusted by Pippa obviously).

Sticking with the classic British wedding tradition, the lace on Kate’s dress was ‘something old’, her ‘something borrowed’ came from the Queen in the form of her Cartier Halo Tiara, her diamond drop earrings were ‘something new’ and she even had a cheeky bit of blue ribbon sewn inside her dress for ‘something blue’.

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While Meghan on the other hand ditched the lace completely, she went for a similarly classic Givenchy gown by British Designer Clare Waight.

The simple long-sleeved, boat neck design featured no embellishment or lace.

Meghan Markle Kate Middleton wedding dress comparison

But it was Meghan’s veil that really did the talking, with it’s hidden secret message. The 5m veil train featured floral embroidery to represent each one of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth.

Meghan Markle wedding dress

Meghan’s tiara was loaned to her by the Queen herself and features a brooch from the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary. The brooch which features ten diamonds was originally gifted to Queen Mary in 1893 but was turned into a tiara in 1932.

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Now, when’s the next royal wedding?

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