Sadly, after spending lots (and lots) of money on a wedding dress, wearing it for a few hours, and taking as many photos in it as possible, most brides typically pack up their gowns and never see them again. Meghan Markle, however, isn't most brides. The Duchess of Sussex's custom Givenchy gown from her May wedding to Prince Harry won't be pushed into the back of some palace closet. Instead, it will go on display at Windsor Castle, so guests can get an up close and personal look at the gorgeous gown.
The Royal Collection Trust's latest exhibition, "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," will go on display at Windsor Castle from October 26, 2018 to January 6, 2019, and will feature the very outfits worn by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their royal wedding at St. George's Chapel. The exhibit will then move to the Palace of Holyroodhouse from June 14 to October 6, 2019.
While it'll certainly be a treat to catch a peek at the dashing frockcoat uniform of the Household Cavalry that Harry wore on the big day, the main draw of the attraction will undoubtedly be Meghan's stop-and-stare wedding dress. To refresh your memory: Meghan's gown was custom designed by Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller and featured a bateau neckline, three-quarter-length sleeves, and a long, trailing train, all done in triple silk organza. She completed the look with a dreamy, floaty veil that was hand-embroidered with flowers from across the Commonwealth and measured 16 feet long.
Shortly after the wedding, Waight Keller spoke to Good Morning America about how the gown had been received by Meghan's new husband. "[Prince Harry] came straight up to me and he said, 'Oh my God, thank you! She looks absolutely stunning,'" Waight Keller said. "Well, I think everybody saw on television—he was absolutely in awe, I think. She looked just incredible and it showed." The designer added, "So, I think for the both of them, they were just radiant at that time."
The tiara the Duchess donned on the big day—Queen Mary's diamond and platinum bandeau tiara—will also be on display, so you can see a bit of that Markle Sparkle IRL!