Sadly, after spending lots (and lots) of money on a wedding dress, wearing it for a few hours, and taking as many photos in it as possible, most brides typically pack up their gowns and never see them again. Meghan Markle, however, isn’t most brides. According to The Daily Express, the Duchess of Sussex’s custom Givenchy gown from her May wedding to Prince Harry could go on display at Windsor Castle some time before the end of this year, and rightfully so.
Royals sources told The Daily Express that palace officials are reportedly in talks to make Markle’s wedding dress the focal point of an exhibition that would be open to the public at Windsor Castle, the site of Markle and Prince Harry’s nuptials. A spokesperson for the Royal Collection Trust, which oversees the many royal residences, told The Daily Express that, if the exhibition is indeed finalized, an official announcement will be made before the end of 2018.
To refresh your memory: Markle’s gown was custom designed by Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller and featured a bateau neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves, and a long, trailing train, all done in triple silk organza. She completed the look with Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II, and a dreamy, floaty veil that was hand-embroidered with flowers from across the Commonwealth and measured 16 feet long.
Shortly after the wedding, Waight Keller spoke to Good Morning America about how the gown had been received by Markle’s new husband. “[Prince Harry] came straight up to me and he said, ‘Oh my God, thank you! She looks absolutely stunning,'” Waight Keller said. “Well, I think everybody saw on television — he was absolutely in awe, I think. She looked just incredible and it showed.” The designer added, “So, I think for the both of them, they were just radiant at that time.”