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Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for—Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. We scooped up all the details, including how it’s different from Kate Middleton’s.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding dress
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The dress was designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller 
Waight Keller is British and the first female artistic director of the French fashion house (a fitting choice for feminist Markle).

The veil has a special meaning
The silk tulle veil featured hand-embroidered flowers along the trim, representing the flora of each of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

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Its a “boat neck” dress  
Sometimes referred to as a bateau neck or a Sabrina neckline, this wedding dress style is both elegant and sophisticated, while remaining utterly timeless. 

Her tiara dates back to 1932
Markle wore Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, which was made in 1932 (but the center diamond was actually sourced in 1893). 

Meghan Markle boat neck wedding dress trend
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There are some similarities to Kate Middletons wedding dress
Both brides wore long-sleeved gowns, and both opted for earrings and tiaras over a necklace. (Wouldn’t you, if you had access to the royal jewels?)

And some notable differences
Middleton’s embroidered Alexander McQueen dress featured lace, whereas Markle’s had none (except for the trim of her extra-long veil). 

She channeled some old-school Hollywood vibes
The gown is reminiscent of another beautiful actress, Audrey Hepburn. (Givenchy was a go-to designer for Hepburn, too.)

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