Such a fitting tribute
ICYMI, Meghan Markle wowed in a Givenchy wedding dress as she walked down the aisle, which in itself surprised everyone. Why? Because they expected her to choose a British fashion house for her gown, with hot favourites being Ralph & Russo and Erdem.
However, although Givenchy is of course a Parisian couture house, its head designer Clare Waight Keller is British, so that was one way of Meghan to pay tribute to her new country.
And there was en extra touching detail that you may not have noticed, which was part of Meghan’s wedding veil.
You see, she wanted to have all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey to the alter and her new life, so she asked Keller to sew flowers from each country on her veil.
This was her way to show her gratitude at being able to support the Commonwealth.
And she also added two extra flowers, the California Poppy, as she was born in California, and the Wintersweet, which grows in the grounds of Kensington Palace in front of Nottingham Cottage.
This is believed to be a little nod to the Queen, who has welcomed Meghan into the Royal family.
And in case you were in any doubt as to how much work went into it, the veil took workers hundreds of hours to sew, and they had to wash their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine.
Now that’s commitment for you.