Oprah had to change her Royal wedding dress at the last minute and here's why


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Looking at Oprah arrive with the other Royal wedding guests, looking chic in a light pink Stella McCartney dress, you would never guess that the Oscar-winning actor had major dress drama the night before.

You see, she was originally meant to wear another dress, which was beige, because she realised that it looked white when photographed, which of course is a major faux pas at a normal wedding, let alone a Royal wedding viewed by millions around the globe.

Taking to Instagram after the wedding, Oprah explained, 'Realized Friday morning the beige dress I was planning to wear to Royal ceremony would photograph too “white” for a wedding.'

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So with less than a day to spare before the big day, she got in touch with Stella McCartney's team, who manage to turn around this bespoke number in one night. ONE NIGHT.

As for the hat, it was Oprah's own, and it just happened to match the dress perfectly, 'Hat is vintage @philiptreacy been in my closet since 2005 with new feathers.'

Oprah Winfrey arriving at the Church. Credit: Rex.

In case you weren't aware, Stella McCartney also created Meghan Markle's second wedding dress, as well as Amal's amazing yellow dress.

So safe to say she has been busy.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.