Royal wedding round-up: what we know, want to see and need to buy

What do we know?

The couple’s decisions have been thrillingly eclectic, thoughtful and surprisingly free from the confines of standard royal protocol. We’d like to think it’s Meghan’s breezy, fun-loving influence that’s led to visionary London florist Philippa Craddock [right] taking on the mammoth task of showering their big day in blooms (reportedly bee-friendly varieties carefully selected from the Crown Estates) and California-raised Claire Ptak of London-based Violet Cakes whipping the pair up a fresh lemon and elderflower bake [left].

What do we need to buy?

Invite lost in the post? Mark the occasion with Amazon Handmade’s royal wedding tea towel by Victoria Eggs instead, £12

Some of the t-shirts we've seen have been err... a bit much, but this Primark top is pretty cool and only costs £4

When you settle down to watch the wedding unfold, what better tea to sip than Fortnum & Mason’s limited-edition The Wedding Bouquet Blend, £12.50, mixed in honour of the royal pair?

What do we want to see?

The smart coat has become Miss Markle’s signature piece and we’re rushing out to snap up Amanda Wakeley’s sharply tailored, cream number, £895, which Meghan was spotted in at the Commonwealth Day service back in March.

Eleganza Sposa’s owner Anna Cirignaco chimes in on what she’d like to see the bride wear: “I’d love to see Meghan rocking the Rosa gown by Suzanne Neville. With its exquisite floral motif-printed silk organza, V-neck front and structured inner corset, it is elegant and modern with plenty of wow factor. We’d pair it with a statement jacket or add a sleeve.”

We’re the first to admit we’ve been completely caught up in day-dreaming what Meghan might wear, but what about her groom-to-be? “As per tradition, Harry’s choice may well be one of two: military uniform or morning dress,” considers Simon Maloney at New & Lingwood. “If it’s the latter, he should opt for black tails, partnered with grey trousers and a light waistcoat – dove grey, buff or pale blue are dashing.” Fitzrovia morning coat, £695.

 

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