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Coat of Arms Created for The Duchess of Sussex

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A Coat of Arms has been created for The Duchess of Sussex. The design of the Arms was agreed and approved by Her Majesty The Queen and Mr. Thomas Woodcock

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX

Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms has been created for The Duchess of Sussex. The design of the Arms was agreed and approved by Her Majesty The Queen and Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England), who is based at the College of Arms in London.

Her Royal Highness worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was both personal and representative.

The blue background of the shield represents the Pacific Ocean off the California coast, while the two golden rays across the shield are symbolic of the sunshine of The Duchess’s home state. The three quills represent communication and the power of words.

Beneath the shield on the grass sits a collection of golden poppies, California’s state flower, and wintersweet, which grows at Kensington Palace.

It is customary for Supporters of the shield to be assigned to Members of the Royal Family, and for wives of Members of the Royal Family to have one of their husband’s Supporters and one relating to themselves. The Supporter relating to The Duchess of Sussex is a songbird with wings elevated as if flying and an open beak, which with the quill represents the power of communication.

A Coronet has also been assigned to The Duchess of Sussex. It is the Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the Heir Apparent. It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.

The arms of a married woman are shown with those of her husband and the technical term is that they are impaled, meaning placed side by side in the same shield.

Mr. Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms said: “The Duchess of Sussex took a great interest in the design. Good heraldic design is nearly always simple and the Arms of The Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the quartered British Royal Arms. Heraldry as a means of identification has flourished in Europe for almost nine hundred years and is associated with both individual people and great corporate bodies such as Cities, Universities and for instance the Livery Companies in the City of London. “

A Speech by The Duke of Sussex at The Prince of Wales’ Patronage Celebration

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A Speech by The Duke of Sussex at The Prince of Wales’ Patronage Celebration at Buckingham Palace

Good afternoon and welcome to Buckingham Palace.

We are here today to reflect on, and to celebrate, my father’s dedicated support to all of you and the work that you do.

But first, I would like us to take a moment to remember all those affected by the tragic events at the Manchester Arena a year ago. We are fortunate to have over 250 representatives from the Emergency Services here today. It is right that we take a moment to recognise the amazing work they do every day and how each member of our Blue Light Services rise to meet the challenge of tragic events such as the attack a year ago. We are also joined by Youth United Cadets. Their organisation also provided triage support to the medical crews on the attack.

So, on behalf of my family and everyone here, I would like to say thank you to the Emergency Services and all those who supported the injured and affected. My brother, William, would be here today, were he not attending the service in Manchester to honour the victims, their families, the Emergency Services and the survivors, this afternoon. Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones and those still dealing with the experiences of that night.

It really is amazing to see so many of you here today for this family celebration. I say ‘family’ because this is a chance for us to honour The Prince of Wales’s work over the last forty plus years, with all of his charities, patronages and military associations – and, as you all know, my father views all of your organisations like an extended family.

As I was preparing for this afternoon, I looked through the long list of those who had been invited. Pa, I was again struck by the range and diversity of the work which you are involved with.  Currently there are your two major charities, The Prince’s Trust and the newly formed – Prince’s Foundation – which has brought together your work supporting vulnerable young people in society, the built environment, culture, heritage and education.  These sit alongside your 18 military associations and more than 420 patronages, ranging from music and the arts to rare breeds and plant life.  Although the subjects vary enormously, I know that the way in which you work with each of them does not.

Who amongst you has not known the joy, and perhaps trepidation at receiving a handwritten note in response to some news shared from your organisation, urging you on and asking for more to be done to address this issue or that?  Who has not come away from a meeting with my father, their head spinning with a dozen new ideas which he wants to get underway urgently, having met a group of people or read something that has fired his imagination and started the flow of ideas.

His enthusiasm and energy are truly infectious; it has certainly inspired William and I to get involved in issues we care passionately about and to do whatever we can to make a difference. In fact, many of the issues William and I now work on are subjects we were introduced to by our father growing up.  His passion and dedication are remarkable and seeing so many of you here today, I cannot fail but to be in awe of the drive he has had for so many years, to contribute to the enrichment of society both in this country and around the world.

But Pa, in my mind, this event sums up your approach to work – I know you really didn’t want today to be about you and would far rather the focus be on the people and organisations represented here. I know that in your mind, you see the opportunity of bringing everyone together as a chance to thank them for all of their amazing work! It is your selfless drive to affect change, whether that is to improve the lives of those who are on the wrong path, to save an important piece of our national heritage or to protect a particular species under threat, which William and I draw inspiration from every day.

So, Pa, while I know that you’ve asked that today not be about you, you must forgive me if I don’t listen to you – much like when I was younger – and instead, I ask everyone here to say a huge thank you to you, for your incredible work over nearly 50 years. Work that has given self-confidence and opportunity to thousands of young people who might not have had the best start in life; Or to champion causes like climate change long before almost anyone else was talking about it; and above all, for your vision and ability to bring people together to make change happen.

You have inspired William and I, and looking out here today, it is clear to see that we are not alone.  You have created an incredible body of work that has, and will continue to make such a huge difference to so many people’s lives both here and around the world.

With that, Ladies and Gentlemen, please can I ask you to join me in wishing The Prince of Wales a very Happy Birthday – 6 months ahead of his 70th! How very Royal!

Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released

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Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.
Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.

THE WEDDING OF TRH THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX

The Official Photographs

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their wedding day.

The images were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson said:

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday. They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.

“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits taken by Alexi Lubomirski and are happy to be able to share them today. They would also like to say thank you for all of the generous messages of support they have received.”

Alexi Lubomirski said:

“It has been an incredible honour and privilege to document The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inspiring journey of love, hope and family; from the engagement photos, all the way through to the official wedding and family portraits on Saturday. This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily never forget.”

Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.
Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.

Photograph One: The Duke and Duchess are pictured in The Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, with (left-to-right):

Back row: Master Jasper Dyer, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Ms. Doria Ragland, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge

Middle row: Master Brian Mulroney, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty The Queen, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte, His Royal Highness Prince George, Miss Rylan Litt, Master John Mulroney

Front row: Miss Ivy Mulroney, Miss Florence van Cutsem, Miss Zalie Warren, Miss Remi Litt

Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.
Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.

Photograph Two: The Duke and Duchess are pictured in Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle with (left-to-right):

Back row: Master Brian Mulroney, Miss Remi Litt, Miss Rylan Litt, Master Jasper Dyer, His Royal Highness Prince George, Miss Ivy Mulroney, Master John Mulroney

Front row: Miss Zalie Warren, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte, Miss Florence van Cutsem

Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.
Official Royal Wedding Photographs Released. Photo credit Alexi Lubomirski.

Photograph Three: The Duke and Duchess are pictured together on the East Terrace, Windsor Castle.

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Royal Wedding Lunchtime Reception

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Royal Wedding Lunchtime Reception
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during their wedding service, conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

THE WEDDING OF HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES AND MS. MEGHAN MARKLE

AN UPDATE

Lunchtime Reception

Her Majesty The Queen is giving a Lunchtime Reception at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation.

Guests will be served a selection of canapés, including:

  • Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche
  • Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham
  • Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena
  • Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls
  • Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot
  • Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam
  • Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes

Guests will also be served a selection of bowl food, including:

  • Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks
  • Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps
  • Ten Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling

Sweet canapés will also be served, including:

  • Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons
  • Orange Crème Brûlée Tartlets
  • Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets

The wedding cake will also be served at the Reception. Designed by Claire Ptak, the wedding cake features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. A filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream ties all the elements together. The cake is decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British and in season, including peonies and roses.

To drink, guests will be served Pol Roger Brut Réserve Non Vintage Champagne, and a selection of wines. A range of soft drinks will also be served, including an apple and elderflower mocktail, made with the same elderflower syrup as used in the wedding cake, and Sandringham Cox’s apple juice.

The Reception will include the cutting of the wedding cake and speeches from The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry. The Duke of Cambridge, who is the Best Man, will act as compere for the Reception.

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The Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Page Boys’ Uniforms

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Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018.

THE WEDDING OF HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES AND MS. MEGHAN MARKLE

AN UPDATE

The Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Page Boys’ Uniforms

The Wedding Dress: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.

After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour. Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses – Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy.

Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design. The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952.

The Design

True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.

The Fabric

Following extensive research by Ms. Waight Keller in fabric mills throughout Europe, an exclusive double bonded silk cady was developed. Perfect for the round sculptural look required, the silk cady has a soft matt lustre whilst the bonding process and pure white colour chosen by Ms. Markle and Ms. Waight Keller bring a fresh modernity to the dress.

The Veil

Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.

The Commonwealth family of nations – of which Her Majesty The Queen is Head –will be a central part of Prince Harry’s and Ms. Markle’s official work following His Royal Highness’s appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Ms. Markle wanted to express her gratitude for the opportunity to support the work of the Commonwealth by incorporating references to its members into the design of her wedding dress.

Significant time was spent researching the flora of each Commonwealth country and much care was taken by Ms. Waight Keller to ensure that every flower is unique.

The veil is five meters long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza.

Each flower was worked flat, in three dimensions to create a unique and delicate design. The workers spent hundreds of hours meticulously sewing and washing their hands every thirty minutes to keep the tulle and threads pristine.

In addition to the flora of the Commonwealth, Ms. Markle also selected two personal favourites:

Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox), which grows in the grounds of Kensington Palace in front of Nottingham Cottage, and the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) the State flower from Ms. Markle’s place of birth, California.

Symmetrically placed at the very front of the veil, crops of wheat are delicately embroidered and blend into the flora, to symbolise love and charity.

A selection of flora distinctive from every state member of the Commonwealth is listed below:

AFRICA:

Botswana

Ear of Sorghum and Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)

Cameroon

Red Stinkwood (Prunus africana)

Gambia

White Variety Orchid

Ghana

Caladium (Caladium)

Kenya

The Tropical Orchid

Lesotho

Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)

Malawi

Lotus (Nymphea lotus)

Mauritius

Trochetia Boutoniana

Mozambique

Maroon Bell Bean (Markhamia zanzibarica)

Namibia

Welwitschia (Welwitschia mirabilis)

Nigeria

Yellow Trumpet (Costus spectabilis)

Rwanda

Torch Lily (Kniphofia uvaria)

Seychelles

Tropicbird orchid (Angraecum eburnum)

Sierra Leone

Scadoxus (Scadoxus cinnabarinus)

South Africa

Protea (Protea cynaroides)

Swaziland

Fire Heath (Erica cerinthoides)

Uganda

Desert rose (Adenium obesum)

United Republic of Tanzania

African violet (Saintpaulia)

Zambia

Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)

ASIA:

Bangladesh

White Water Lily ( Sada shapla)

Brunei Darussalam

Simpor (Dillenia suffruticosa)

India

Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifers gaertn)

Malaysia

Bunga Raya Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa sinensis)

Pakistan

Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

Singapore

Vanda miss Joaquim Orchid (Miss Joaquim)

Sri Lanka

Blue Water Lily (Nymphaea nouchali)

CARIBBEAN & AMERICAS:

Antigua and Barbuda

Agave (Agave karatto)

Bahamas

Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans)

Barbados

The pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)

Belize

The Black Orchid (Encyclia cochleata)

Canada

Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

Dominica

Carib Wood (Sabinea carinalis)

Grenada

Bougainvillea (Nyctaginaceae)

Guyana

Victoria Regia Water Lily (Victoria amazonica)

Jamaica

Lignum Vitae (Guiacum officinale)

Saint Lucia

The rose and the marguerite

St Kitts and Nevis

Poinciana (Delonix regia )

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Soufriere Tree (Spachea perforatais)

Trinidad & Tobago

Chaconia (Warszewiczia coccinea)

EUROPE:

Cyprus

Cyclamen Cyprium (Cyclamen cyprium)

Malta

Maltese centaury (Cheirolophus crassifolius)

UNITED KINGDOM:

England

Rose

Wales

Daffodil (Narcissus)

Northern Ireland

Flax flower

Scotland

Thistle

PACIFIC:

Australia

Golden wattles (Acacia pycnantha)

Fiji

Tagimaucia (Medinilla waterhousei)

Kiribati

Bidens Kiribatiensis

Nauru

Calophyllum

New Zealand

Kowhai (Sophora microphylla)

Papua

Sepik Blue Orchid (Dendrobium lasianthera)

Samoa

Teuila (Alpinia purpurata)

Solomon Islands

Hibiscus (Hibiscus)

Tonga

Heilala (Garcinia sessilis)

Tuvalu

Plumeria (Plumeria frangipans)

Vanuatu

Anthurium (Anthurium)

 

Jewellery

The veil is held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893.

The bandeau, which is made of diamonds and platinum, is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pierced with interlaced ovals and pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds. The centre is set with a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds.

The diamond bandeau was made for Queen Mary and specifically designed to accommodate the centre brooch. This brooch was given as a present to the then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York. The bandeau and the brooch were bequeathed by Queen Mary to The Queen in 1953.

The Bride is wearing earrings and bracelet made by Cartier.

Wedding Shoes

The wedding shoes are based on a Givenchy refined pointed couture design made of a silk duchess satin.

The Bride’s Bouquet

Prince Harry handpicked several flowers yesterday from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock.

The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favourite flower. The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honour the memory of the late Princess on this special day.

The Bride’s bouquet is a petite design, pulled together in a gentle, ethereal, relaxed style with delicate blooms also including scented sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine and astrantia, and sprigs of myrtle all bound with a naturally dyed, raw silk ribbon.

The myrtle sprigs are from stems planted at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, by Queen Victoria in 1845, and from a plant grown from the myrtle used in The Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947.

The tradition of carrying myrtle begun after Queen Victoria was given a nosegay containing myrtle by Prince Albert’s grandmother during a visit to Gotha in Germany. In the same year, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House as a family retreat, and a sprig from the posy was planted against the terrace walls, where it continues to thrive today.

The myrtle was first carried by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, when she married in 1858.

Bridal Hair and Make-Up

Ms. Markle’s hair was styled by Serge Normant, with make-up by long-time friend and make-up artist Daniel Martin.

Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Clare Waight Keller designed the six young Bridesmaids’ dresses in the Givenchy Haute Couture Atelier in Paris.

The dresses were designed to have the same timeless purity as Ms. Markle’s dress.

Each dress is sculpted in Ivory silk Radzimir, and is high-waisted with short puff sleeves and hand finished with a double silk ribbon detail tied at the back in a bow. The Bridesmaids’ dresses include pockets and pleated skirts to create a relaxed and luxurious silhouette.

The Bridesmaids are wearing white leather Aquazurra shoes; each pair is monogrammed with the Bridesmaids initials, and the wedding date. The shoes are a gift from Ms. Markle to the young ladies as a keepsake of the special day.

Bridesmaids’ Flowers

The bridesmaids each have flower crowns selected by Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, which have been designed by florist Philippa Craddock.

The Bridesmaids’ flowers replicate the flowers used in the bridal bouquet.

Page Boys’ Uniforms

The four Pages are wearing a miniature version of the Blues and Royals frockcoat. The uniform draws its insignia from the Blues and Royals, which is an old Regiment of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Both are also wearing Blues and Royals frockcoats for the Wedding Day.

The frockcoats are made from blue doeskin, single-breasted in style with a stand-up collar and completed with figured braiding of Regimental pattern. The figured braiding has been scaled down for the Pages, as otherwise it would have gone above their shoulders.

As a special memento, each Page has their initials embroidered in gold on their shoulder straps. The Pages are not wearing hats or white waist belts for practical reasons.

Their leg garments are made from blue/black wool barathea with three-quarter scarlet stripes fastened with a leather strap.

The uniforms were cut and made by the tailors Dege & Skinner in Savile Row.

Mother of the Bride’s Dress

Ms. Ragland wears a custom dress and day coat designed by creative directors of Oscar de la Renta, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim.

Ms. Ragland’s shoes are designed by Edgardo Osorio of Aquazurra, and her custom hat was designed exclusively for her by British milliner Stephen Jones, O.B.E., whom Ms. Markle has worked closely with since moving to the UK.

Stephen Jones was also commissioned by Ms. Markle to create custom hats for several of her closest friends.

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Members of The Royal Family Outfit Details

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Members of The Royal Family Outfit Details
The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice (right) and Princess Eugenie (left) arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

THE WEDDING OF HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES AND MS. MEGHAN MARKLE

AN UPDATE

Members of The Royal Family Outfit Details

Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen is wearing a delicately flared dress in lime, lemon, purple and grey printed silk. The coat is an edge to edge coat with a frogging fastening in lime silk tweed. Both are by Stuart Parvin.

Her Majesty is wearing an Angela Kelly hat, using the same lime silk tweed with sinamay adorned across the crown with handmade lace crystals and pearls made by Lucy Price.

Her brooch is The Richmond Diamond Brooch with pearl drop.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is wearing a morning coat tailored by Anderson & Sheppard with a shirt by Turnbull & Asser. The Prince of Wales is wearing shoes by Crockett & Jones. He will wear a buttonhole from Highgrove.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing an ice pink silk marocain asymmetrical coat dress from designer Anna Valentine.

The Duchess of Cornwall will wear an ice pink feathered Philip Treacy hat.

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be wearing a primrose yellow wool silk tailored coat by Alexander McQueen.

The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing a hat designed by Philip Treacy and shoes by Jimmy Choo.

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will be wearing an outfit designed by Suzannah. The outfit consists of a grey duchess satin skirt and embroidered grey top.

The Countess of Wessex will be wearing a Jane Taylor hat.

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York is wearing a bespoke Roksanda Viola dress in hand dyed teal silk organza.

Princess Beatrice is wearing a hat designed by Stephen Jones and shoes by Gianvito Rossi.

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York is wearing a bespoke dress designed by Gainsbourg.

Princess Eugenie is wearing a hat designed by Fiona Graham and shoes by Valentino.

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Bridegroom and Best Man Uniforms

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Prince Harry (left) walks with his best man, the Duke of Cambridge, as he arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for his wedding to Meghan Markle.

THE WEDDING OF HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES AND MS. MEGHAN MARKLE

AN UPDATE

Bridegroom and Best Man Uniforms

Both Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge will wear the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.

Her Majesty The Queen gave her permission for Prince Harry to get married in his uniform.

Both uniforms were tailored at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row.

Prince Harry

The frockcoat is made from blue doeskin. It is single-breasted in style with a stand-up collar, complete with figured braiding of Regimental pattern.

The uniform was cut and made by hand. The sleeve pattern is intricate in detail and took one person one week to complete.

The frockcoat is ranked to Major with large gold embroidered crowns.

The badge on the left chest is Pilots’ Wings attained whilst serving with the Army Air Corps for flying Apache helicopters. The four medal ribbons below the Wings are, from left to right: K.C.V.O., Afghanistan with rosette, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The trousers, officially called ‘overalls’, are made from a blue and black wool barathea and are fastened by a leather strap and buckle underneath the boot. They would have traditionally been worn on horseback.

The hat is a Blues and Royals Forage Cap (No.1 Dress cap).

There is a white buckskin waist belt with Regimental buckle and slings but no sword.

The Duke of Cambridge

The Best Man is wearing the same uniform as the Groom, also to the Rank of Major.

The Wings are those attained flying helicopters whilst serving with the RAF, the two medals below from left to right are: Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Duke of Cambridge is also wearing the Garter Star.

As an Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke is wearing the EIIR cyphers on his shoulder straps along with a gold Aiguillette on his right shoulder.

Dege & Skinner

Dege & Skinner made the uniforms for Their Royal Highnesses when they were commissioned into the Blues and Royals, a moment captured on canvas by Nicky Philipps in her double portrait, which currently hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

They also made Prince Harry’s Tropical No.3 Dress uniform for the Blues and Royals worn when he represented The Queen on a tour of the Caribbean in 2013 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of her Coronation.

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Wedding Ring Details Revealed

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Wedding Ring Details Revealed

THE WEDDING OF HRH PRINCE HENRY OF WALES AND MS. MEGHAN MARKLE

AN UPDATE

Wedding Rings

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen Cleave and Company to make their Wedding rings.

Ms. Markle’s ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen.

Prince Harry’s ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish.

Both rings were crafted in the Cleave workshop.

The rings will be carried to St George’s Chapel on the day of the Wedding by The Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as Best Man.

Established in London since 2001, Cleave and Company holds two Royal Warrants granted by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Cleave and Company was honoured to make Ms. Markle’s engagement ring in 2017.

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Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle: Announcement of Titles

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The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.  His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

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Royal Wedding Order of Service

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The Order of Service for Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding

The Order of Service includes full details about the processions, music, hymns, prayers and readings.  The Service is from Common Worship.

Like any couple getting married, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have taken a great deal of care in selecting all elements for their service. This has been a collaborative effort led by Prince Harry and Ms. Markle. They have also sought the advice of The Prince of Wales for the orchestral music before the Service begins.

Copies of the Order of Service will be given to all those attending Windsor Castle.

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