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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].
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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.