From the moment Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, Markle-mania fans have been dreaming of the bride-to-be's wedding dress, which naturally will be fit for a royal. Unfortunately, though, it seems the wedding detail with the most interest is also the one most kept under wraps. While rumors have circulated that Alexander McQueen or Rouland Mouret (one of Markle's friends and go-to designer) have been commissioned to design Markle's already sought-after wedding day look, new details recently emerged regarding her potentially iconic gown. While we probably won't get any sneak peeks until Markle walks down the aisle May 19, it seems Ralph & Russo is now coming out on top as Markle's wedding designer of choice.
An inside source flat-out revealed the buzz-worthy royal dress news to Daily Mail. "Meghan has chosen Ralph & Russo," the source explicitly stated. Short, sweet, and to the point, much to our Markle-obsessed satisfaction.
While we don't know for sure if this claim is true, it would make sense, considering Markle's previous ties to the British brand. She sported a Ralph & Russo number for her engagement photos with Prince Harry, featuring a sheer sequined top, black tulle skirt, and a cool $75,000 price tag. If this enviable gown is truly a sneak peek of what's to come, then we have high hopes for the future royal bride.
According to The Mirror, Ralph & Russo made history for having the first British female creative director, Tamara Ralph, to be invited to show at Paris Haute Couture Week in almost 100 years, which makes it seem like the designer would be all the more perfect for Markle. The soon-to-be-bride is notorious for her extensive women's rights efforts, so we wouldn't be surprised at all if she shared the #GirlPower love and turned to this groundbreaking, expanding brand. Plus, based on the label's distinctly beautiful and extravagant designs, there's no doubt that the duo behind the brand would design an epic wedding dress of royal proportions.
Founded by couple Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo in 2007, Ralph & Russo already has its hair share of celeb clients, from Angelina Jolie to Heidi Klum to Beyoncé. If Markle really has said yes to a Ralph & Russo dress, that could mean wonders for the label and the British fashion industry as a whole.
Although a Ralph & Russo spokesperson said the brand will be "politely declining to comment on this topic," our hopes remain high that this fashion house is The One for Markle's wedding dress. May 19 cannot come soon enough!