As guests start to stream into London for the royal wedding, more and more clues about the guest list and wedding details are coming together. David Emanuel, Princess Diana's wedding dress designer, is one such person who is sparking rumors with his arrival at Windsor Castle. Though it has been reported that Ralph & Russo, the designers who created Markle's $75,000 engagement photo dress, have also crafted her wedding dress, Emanuel's presence in Windsor suggests that he might actually be the one behind the bride-to-be's frock.
No matter who designed it, Markle's wedding dress is reportedly a "hand-stitched" and "heavily beaded" gown that reportedly cost £100,000 and is the result of "hundreds of hours of manpower." The piece is apparently so beautiful that it even moved the bride-to-be to tears when she laid her eyes on it for the first time, according to BFF Priyanka Chopra. So far, Victoria Beckham and Vera Wang have both denied rumors that they will be designing the dress, fueling the rumor that Ralph & Russo were the designers behind the gown. But now, David Emanuel's appearance is throwing a wrench in the works, as Harper's Bazaar reports Emanuel was spotted today at Windsor Castle—sporting a smile. Hmmm...
Perhaps the designer, who frequently appears on Say Yes to the Dress UK, is simply there as a guest of the family. But this could mean that maybe Emanuel does have a hand in either Markle's ceremony dress or reception dress that she's rumored to be changing into later that evening. Wouldn't that just be the sweetest tribute to Princess Diana?
Doria Ragland, Meghan's mother, sparked rumors of her own earlier this week on her way to England, when she was spotted carrying a Burberry garment bag. Though it is unconfirmed, it seems likely that Ragland will wear the British fashion house's design on May 19. It is also speculated that Doria might be the one to walk her daughter down the aisle now that Thomas Markle has been confirmed to not be attending the ceremony. No matter who they're wearing on the big day or if they are indeed walking St. George's Chapel aisle together, the two women are definitely going to make history on Saturday.