Just a few weeks ago, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their eleventh wedding anniversary, and this week the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary. For many royal watchers, one of the highlights of the two days was Kate and Meghan’s choice of wedding dresses – Kate in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Meghan in Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Both dresses were knockouts and both have inspired countless brides.
There’s no way you’ve forgotten this dress, but, just in case, a refresher: on April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton wore a lace-covered ivory dress with a corseted bodice, a dress inspired by Victorian styles. classics, according to The daily express.
Meghan’s May 19, 2018 stunner was pure white with a looser fit and a bateau neckline, revealing part of the bride’s shoulders. Although many brides break this rule, traditionally for royal weddings the shoulders are covered inside the church, making Meghan’s dress riskier than Kate’s. It’s a risk Meghan was able to take because she wasn’t marrying the heir to the throne; Kate had to follow all royal rules, says Harriet Castle, who spoke to the To express on both dresses.
“Both of their wedding dresses were gorgeous and perfectly reflective of their styles and positions in the family,” she says. “The neckline is a major different point. Kate opted for a v-neck, which started a trend among brides at the time. Her look was cleaner overall, while Meghan took more of a risk. The neck design Meghan’s boat was considered a bit riskier for a royal wedding, but it suited her just fine.
And, while both wedding dresses remain two of the most popular of the modern era, it’s Meghan’s that is the most popular, according to a study of Google’s monthly global searches for 15 wedding dresses. of the most popular royal weddings.
“Meghan’s wedding dress is officially the most searched for…with more searches on Google than any other royal bride in the world,” said the To express said. “Kate has the second favorite royal wedding dress in the world.”
And not to be outdone entirely, despite her wedding taking place over 74 years ago, the Queen’s 1947 wedding dress ranks fifth, with over 7,700 searches on average per month. Princess Diana‘s 1981 dress is the third most searched behind her daughters-in-law, with an average of 30,000 searches per month.