Meghan Markle’s hugely anticipated wedding dress will set the Royal Family back £100,000.
Multiple royal and fashion industry sources have revealed the actress has opted for British couturiers Ralph & Russo to make the first of two gowns she plans to wear on May 19.
She will wear the hand-stitched, heavily beaded design to walk down the aisle at St George’s Chapel in front of 600 guests and an estimated billion TV viewers worldwide as well as for the reception being held afterwards by the Queen in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle.
Another source revealed that the dress would cost around £100,000, which will be met by Prince Harry and his family privately.
‘It sounds a lot but this is the wedding of the year and hundreds of hours of manpower have gone into making it, almost all by hand,’ they said.
News of her dress came as Kensington Palace revealed new details about the wedding, including that Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, will not go on honeymoon until later in the summer and will conduct their first public engagement as man and wife days after their wedding.