Why Meghan Markle's Stella McCartney Reception Dress Will Not Be on Display for the Public

Sorry, royal fans

Updated 08/30/18

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Looks like we've got a bit of a good news, bad news situation on our hands when it comes to the prospect of checking out Meghan Markle's iconic wedding dresses in real life. The good news is that her custom Givenchy ceremony gown by Clare Waight Keller will be on display for the entire world to see as of October 26. The bad news, though, is that her Stella McCartney reception dress decidedly won't be displayed at all.

According to a spokesperson for The Royal Collection Trust, Markle has chosen to keep the sleek white halter dress as a part of her personal collection instead of showing it off to the public. "Because Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding reception was a private affair, the bride's second dress will not be showcased," Hello! reports.

But even though the dress that sped through the streets in a vintage Jaguar (and launched a million "#goals" Instagram posts) will be kept tucked away for the long haul, fear not, royal fans: You can still get up close and personal with the awe-inducing gown she wore to walk down the aisle at St George's Chapel.

The custom Givenchy gown—complete with an extra long train—will be on display at Windsor Castle as part of The Royal Collection Trust's latest exhibition, "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," which will run from October 26, 2018, to January 6, 2019. Markle's shoes, veil, tiara, and accessories will also be there to complete the look, as will Prince Harry's wedding day attire. The exhibit will continue later in the year at the Palace of Holyroodhouse from June 14, 2019, to October 6, 2019.

With so much of her wedding day broadcasted publicly, it makes sense that Meghan Markle would want to keep one aspect of the event for herself. Or maybe (and our fingers and toes are crossed for this one!) she wants to preserve the dress for the future royal wedding of she and Prince Harry's hypothetical offspring.

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