Why the Queen will get a sneak-peek of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress before the big day

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AS ANY married woman knows, the final days before your wedding can be extremely stressful.

But one task most brides-to-be don’t have to worry about is giving their future grandmother-in-law a sneak-peek of their wedding dress.

 Meghan Markle is expected to give the Queen a sneak-peek at her wedding dress before the big dayNBC Meghan Markle is expected to give the Queen a sneak-peek at her wedding dress before the big day  The Queen has to 'approve' the gown, which we can all agree is a lot of pressureGetty – Contributor The Queen has to ‘approve’ the gown, which we can all agree is a lot of pressure

Of course, most of us won’t be marrying into royalty – so the rules are a little different for Meghan Markle, who’s getting hitched to Prince Harry, 33, on Saturday May 19.

The 36-year-old former Suits actress is expected to give The Queen a sneak-peek of her gown ahead of the big day – following in the footsteps of Kate Middleton and Autumn Kelly before her, because it has get her approval.

Speaking on Lorraine, The Sun’s royal correspondent Emily Andrews revealed: “The Queen is also going to see a sneak-peek of Meghan’s dress because she has to approve it beforehand.”

Meghan’s dress is rumoured to be an £100,000 number by Ralph & Russo, the designers responsible for her stunning black engagement shoot dress, according to the Daily Mail.

 Meghan's reportedly chosen an £100k Ralph & Russo gown, the same designers who made this stunning engagement shoot dressHandout – Getty Meghan’s reportedly chosen an £100k Ralph & Russo gown, the same designers who made this stunning engagement shoot dress

And ICYMI on @GMA:
Sources confirm that Meghan’s wedding dress is finished and safely hidden at Windsor Castle until the big day.
Just one person left to see it – the Queen. Meghan will privately show the gown to HM later this week (just like Kate did before she married William).

— Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 9, 2018

According to US Weekly’s Omid Scobie, it’s already “safely hidden” at Windsor Castle – and the Queen will get a private viewing with Meghan “later this week”.

Another royal expert, Emily Nash, said it was a “nice courtesy” to clear the gown with Her Maj, while speaking on the On Heir podcast this week.

“We understand that this is royal tradition,” she said.

“I know that brides like Autumn Kelly, who married Peter Phillips, did do that and it’s just a nice courtesy to show it to Her Majesty before the big day.”

 It's thought Kate Middleton also got her Alexander McQueen dress approved by the QueenGetty Images – Getty It’s thought Kate Middleton also got her Alexander McQueen dress approved by the Queen

Given that the Queen had to give her approval for the wedding to take place at all, a private dress viewing doesn’t seem too outrageous.

Meghan’s expected to opt for a more modern dress than previous royal brides, so let’s just hope the Queen approves.




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