Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for ever since Prince Harry popped the question—Meghan Markle has reportedly chosen her royal wedding dress designer!
Omid Scobie, a royal reporter and biographer, confirmed to ABC News that the blushing bride-to-be has officially selected a label to create her gown, and she's already undergone a dress fitting. This is like a real-life Cinderella story, minus all the mice and birds.
"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," Scobie revealed. Words cannot describe how jealous we are that Mulroney landed a sneak peek of the royal wedding garb. However, even with four months until the big day, Markle still hasn't fully settled on the dress of her dreams. "They've tried on a number of different designs and are currently whittling it down to pick the best design for the day," he added of the fitting.
Unfortunately, the designer's name is still under wraps. But, we do have one clue—bridal designer Inbal Dror revealed that Kensington Palace requested wedding dress sketches from the label in December, which might indicate Markle will be saying yes to a Dror dress. A spokesperson for the brand remained tight-lipped regarding the details of the top-secret sketch, which is firing our burning curiosity even more. Despite Inbal Dror's slightly nonconservative signature style, Scobie revealed that Markle "expressed the desire to wear something simple and classy and very elegant" on the wedding day. Sounds fit for a royal!
"Right now only a small, select group of people know the designer’s name, so don’t expect to find out any time soon," Scobie tweeted, much to our disdain.
As for wedding dress prep, it seems that Prince Harry is leaving this planning detail strictly to the ladies. Scobie says "Harry made himself scarce" during Mulroney's four-day trip to Nottingham Cottage to give them "plenty of private time to kind of have their meetings with the designers and, of course, choose other wedding elements," said Scobie. "Harry's kind of made it clear that he wants to make this about Meghan." With or without Harry's input, we have no doubt Markle will pick a to-die-for gown, especially based on her killer enviable fashion sense.
While we'll have to continue patiently waiting for more dress details, Mulroney, who we predict will land an invite to Markle's low-key bachelorette party and potentially earn bridesmaid status, also gets the honor of helping plan the royal wedding alongside the future bride (talk about a portfolio boost). The bridal stylist and planner will help narrow down the reception theme and the looks for the wedding party. Mulroney has doubled as Markle's stylist and BFF the past few years, so she knows a thing or two about the former actress's taste.
"She's actually helping with a number of elements for the big day and I think Meghan is really relying heavily on her expertise and a lot of the decision she has to make, and there are many," Scobie said of Mulroney. He also commended her expertise, saying that she "has a rich history when it comes to ... wedding planning and bridal styling."
This exciting news means we're one step closer to finally getting to see Meghan Markle sport a wedding dress! May 19 can't come soon enough.