Here’s why everyone was talking about J-Lo at the royal wedding

And we definitely didn’t see it coming…

Jennifer Lopez
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And we definitely didn’t see it coming…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot this weekend at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in quite possibly the most star-studded ceremony in history.

But while the royal wedding guests ranged from Victoria Beckham and Amal Clooney to Serena Williams and Oprah, it was Jennifer Lopez that everyone was talking about.

The surprising twist: Jennifer Lopez wasn’t at the royal wedding.

People instead were talking about her role in the 2001 romantic comedy, The Wedding Planner, with her wedding dress in the film seemingly inspiring Meghan’s bridal gown.

The Wedding Planner. Credit: Rex

The two dresses looked surprisingly similar, with Mary’s bridal gown looking almost identical to Meghan’s stunning Givenchy wedding dress.

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(Image credit: Rex)

‘Anyone else get JLO in the Wedding Planner vibes from Meghan Markle’s dress?’ tweeted one user, Juliann Marie, while others poured over who wore it better.

‘Sketches of The Duchess of Sussex’s #RoyalWedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, have been released,’ announced Kensington Royal in a recent post, alongside the original drawings. ‘The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, which epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy.’

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The statement continued: ‘Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries united in one spectacular floral composition ? Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.’

Neither Meghan Markle nor J-Lo have addressed the theories.

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