WITH the day of Meghan Markle’s marriage to with Prince Harry getting ever closer, there’s a lot of speculation about her wedding dress.
But who will be tasked with creating the frock that will be seen by millions? Here’s what we know…
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Who will design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?
No news has been released yet of the designer of Meghan’s dress, but bookies been listing their odds ahead of the big day.
Whatever style, shape and design the dress will be, it will likely influence wedding dresses for years to come.
And people will be eagerly waiting to see if Meghan wears a royal item in her wedding ensemble.
It’s tradition for royal brides to wear an heirloom tiara, Kate Middleton wore a Cartier Halo Tiara, also known as Queen Elizabeth’s Halo Tiara.
USA Network/NBCUniversal / Supplied by LMK Meghan wore a stunning lace wedding gown when filming for Suits
It was given to the Queen on her 18th birthday, in 1944, and has also been worn by Princess Margaret and Princess Anne.
There is rumour Meghan could wear one a tiara from Princess Diana’s collection.
In February, a sudden surge in betting was so large that British bookies Paddy Power had to suspend bets on Meghan’s dress designer altogether.
A flurry of bets were placed on one well-known person, Alexander McQueen.
And in March, Ladbrokes announced it has pulled the plug on its bets too, amid speculation that the dress designer will be Ralph & Russo.
A spokesman for the betting company told the Mail Online: “It looks as though Meghan’s made her mind up as far as her dress is concerned, so we’ve decided to pull the plug for the time being.”
This is the same designer as the person behind the £56k braless dress she wore in her engagement pictures.
Paddy Power have stopped taking bets for it but at least check these were the odds: Ralph & Russo (7/4), Alexander McQueen (3/1), Erdem (5/1), Steve Parvin (6/1) and Roland Mouret (13/2).
Getty – Contributor Meghan Markle is said to be devastated that her dad will not be able to come to the wedding
Meanwhile, Ladbrokes has Ralph & Russo (1/6), Erdem (3/1), Victoria Beckham (4/1), Roland Mouret (4/1) and Jenny Packham (5/1).
But Victoria Beckham has ruled herself out of the running, sensationally revealing she in fact is not the designer.
Posh Spice appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where as well as confirming she has received an invite to the wedding, she also admitted she was not behind Meghan’s dress.
Grilled by James over whether she was attending, he then moved on to whether the fashion designer had been tasked with making the dress.
The 43-year-old said: “Sadly, I’m not, but I’m sure she’ll look incredible.”
Other designers are still potentials, with Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer, David Emanuel, said he would be thrilled to design Meghan’s gown and predicted she will wear a form-fitting dress to go down the aisle.
USA Network/NBCUniversal / Supplied by LMK The Suits wedding was VERY dramatic – as Markle’s character doesn’t end up tying the knot
He said on the Lorraine show back in May: “That’s the one I want if I could get my hands on it.
“She’s a little sex bomb, beautiful figure. I love her in the American show, they put her in classic clean lines – crisp shirts and fabulous shaped skirts. She looks hot!”
Or could it be designer Misha Nonoo, who set the pair up on a blind date? Or Burberry, which Meghan wore out and about in Brixton.
Also, speaking on the Wedding Guest Extraordinaire podcast, British designer Henry Holland believes that Burberry’s former creative officer, Christopher Bailey, would be right for the job.
We’ve already seen Meghan looking stunning in a wedding dress, when her character Rachel Zane on Suits got dressed up in a gown for her wedding to Mike.
The Suits actress was dressed in a traditional white wedding dress with lace detailing and sparkles, so will she deviate from this incredible look?
Has Meghan Markle chosen a wedding dress yet?
It’s thought that her friend, stylist Jessica Mulroney, was flown over from Toronto, Canada, on January 10, and spent four days with Meghan – helping her choose the perfect dress.
Meghan ordered a bespoke, custom-made dress during the fitting at Nottingham Cottage, the Kensington Palace home she shares with Harry, according to reports.
Prince Harry made himself scarce for the fitting, while Meghan asked for “something simple and classy and very elegant”, Omid added.
Jessica is one of Canada’s best known stylists, who counts the country’s first lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau among her clients.
PA:Press Association Kate Middleton wore a lace Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress for her 2011 wedding
What was Kate Middleton’s wedding dress?
The wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2011 was one of the most watched ceremonies in history – and her spectacular Alexander McQueen v-neck dress stole the show.
She wore a long-sleeved lace gown that later went on display at Buckingham Palace during a summer exhibition.
The Duchess of Cambridge also wore a second wedding dress on the big day that not many people were aware of, and it is just as captivating as the first.
After the ceremony the stunning bride ditched her elaborate, lace gown and changed into a romantic, ivory satin wonder.
The sensational dress was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen but featured a much simpler, but equally stunning design.