As predicted, Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as page boy and bridesmaid when they arrived at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Windsor wedding.
Both Prince George and Princess Charlotte rode to the wedding in a car with her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge (who recycled the pale yellow Alexander McQueen ensemble that she first wore for her daughter’s christening)..
The two eldest Cambridge children were joined by the other members of the young bridal party: Jasper Dye, Brian and John Mulroney, Florence van Cutsem, Remi and Rylan Litt and Zalie Warren. Brian and John, the twin sons of Meghan’s close friend and unofficial stylist Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben, were tasked with carrying Meghan’s veil (designed by Claire Waight Keller to represent the distinctive flora of each of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth).
As well as designing the bride’s dress, Claire Waight Keller also created dresses for the six young bridesmaids at Givenchy’s Paris atelier. According to the Palace, each dress was sculpted from ivory silk Radzimir, with short puff sleeves and a double silk ribbon tied at the back in a bow, and was designed to have the same ‘timeless purity’ as Meghan’s gown. The dresses had pockets for a ‘relaxed and luxurious’ silhouette.
The page boys, meanwhile, were dressed in miniature versions of the Blues and Royals frock coats worn by the groom and his best man, the Duke of Cambridge. Made from blue doeskin, the outfits – which were cut and made by Dege & Skinner in Savile Row - were finished off with figured braiding in Regimental pattern (albeit slightly scaled down – otherwise the braiding would have gone above their shoulders…)
What you might have missed from the royal wedding broadcast, however, is that each bridesmaid and page boy had some part of their outfit embroidered with their initials: the bridesmaids’ Aquazurra shoes are monogrammed with initials and the date, while each page has their initials embroidered in gold on their shoulder straps. How's that for royal wedding memorabilia?
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