WITH the announcement that we are having a royal wedding next year when Meghan Markle ties the knot with Prince Harry, speculation has turned to the dress.
But who will be tasked with the honour of creating the dress that is likely to be viewed by millions?
PA:Press Association Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, but who will be tasked with making her wedding dress?
Who will design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?
No news has been released yet of the designer of Meghan’s dress, but bookies have released their odds ahead of the big day.
French designer Roland Mouret is currently tipped to be the favourite by Betfair (2/1).
Other designers with odd include Alexander McQueen – the designer of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown – (16/1).
Also high for the odds are Toronto-based designer Mikhael Kane (18/1), Burberry (18/1), Emilia Wickstead (18/1) and Greta Constantine (20/1).
Betfair included Victoria Beckham in the list, with odds at 25/1.
Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer, David Emanuel, said he would be thrilled to design Meghan’s gown and predicted she will wear a form-fitting dress to go down the aisle.
�USA Network/NBCUniversal / Supplied by LMK Meghan wore a stunning lace wedding gown when filming for Suits
He said on the Lorraine show back in May: “That’s the one I want if I could get my hands on it.
“She’s a little sex bomb, beautiful figure. I love her in the American show they put her in classic clean lines – crisp shirts and fabulous shaped skirts. She looks hot!”
Or could it be designer Misha Nonoo, who set the pair up on a blind date?
We’ve already seen Meghan looking stunning in a wedding dress, when her character Rachel Zane on Suits got dressed up in a gown for her wedding to Mike.
The Suits’ actress was dressed in a traditional white wedding dress with lace detailing and sparkles, so will she deviate from this incredible look?
�USA Network/NBCUniversal / Supplied by LMK The Suits wedding was VERY dramatic – as Markle’s character doesn’t end up tying the knot
Has Meghan Markle chosen a wedding dress yet?
The Suits actress, who is set to marry Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19, is said to have started fittings for the gown.
It’s thought that her friend, stylist Jessica Mulroney, was flown over from Toronto, Canada, on January 10, and spent four days with Meghan – helping her choose the perfect dress.
“We have a wedding dress designer,” royal reporter and biographer Omid Scobie told ABC News.
“Meghan flew in her close friend and bridal stylist Jessica Mulroney from Toronto to London last weekend where she attended a top-secret fitting at Kensington Palace with the designer…
“They’ve tried on a number of different designs and are currently whittling it down to pick the best design for the day.”
Meghan ordered a bespoke, custom-made dress during the fitting at Nottingham Cottage, the Kensington Palace home she shares with Harry, according to reports.
The prince made himself scare for the fitting, while Meghan asked for “something simple and classy and very elegant”, Omid added.
Jessica is one of Canada’s best known stylists, who counts the country’s first lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau among her clients.
What was Kate Middleton’s wedding dress?
The wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2011 was one of the most watched ceremonies in history – and her spectacular Alexander McQueen v-neck dress stole the show.
She wore a long-sleeved lace gown that later went on display at Buckingham Palace during a summer exhibition.
The Duchess of Cambridge also wore a second wedding dress on the big day that not many people were aware of, and it is just as captivating as the first.
After the ceremony the stunning bride ditched her elaborate, lace gown and changed into a romantic, ivory satin wonder.
The sensational dress was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen but featured a much simpler, but equally stunning design.