Clare Waight Keller has recalled the “wonderful energy” at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May 2018.
To mark the couple’s second wedding anniversary on Tuesday, the British designer took to Instagram to reminisce about making Meghan’s custom ivory silk Givenchy dress and the atmosphere as they all entered St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.
“Like so many, I have watched journeys like this with the royals travelling through well-wishers for Ascot, Trooping the Colour and other weddings but never before have I experienced it first-hand myself. We travelled for a few minutes behind Meghan’s car, going through that wonderful energy and uplifting spirit before diverting to the Chapel,” she captioned a slideshow of snaps of Meghan and Harry. “I can say that definitely it’s the closest thing to experiencing what the royal family sees every time they drive into the crowds, truly quite extraordinary feeling that patriotic love. It was an exciting precursor to the arrival at the side of the chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.”
Waight Keller then went on to remember how she was amazed to see so many people lined up around the venue.
“Thinking back to that day, there are memories from behind the scenes including the journey to the church and the official portraits in Windsor Castle that really stand out in my memory. The ride in the car to the church was an incredible trip through a sea of waving hands, flags, and people from every walk of life. I remember the roar of the crowds, huge, thunderously joyful you couldn’t help but smile and feel quite how surreal it was to be faced with this vision,” the designer added.
Waight Keller has been sharing highlights from her time at Givenchy in recent weeks. Last month, she announced her plans to exit her role as creative director of the French luxury house following a three-year stint.
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