When Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, she wore a Clare Waight Keller gown from Givenchy for the Windsor Castle ceremony. The wedding dress had royal fans drawing comparisons to Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy looks from the 1950s. But Meghan Markle was not the first royal bride to wear a boat neck wedding gown.
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, a Panamanian-American, wore a very similar design when she married Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in New York City back in 2000.
Both dresses have bateau necklines and share the same clean, modern aesthetic.
While Meghan Markle’s neckline was a bit wider than Angela’s, both women kept their jewellery simple and accessorised with tiaras worn far back on their heads, flowing veils, and their hair pulled into low buns.
On Angela’s wedding day she wore an elegantly simple white dress designed by herself with a bateau neckline and long sleeves.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in 2018, people spotted the similarities between Princess Angela’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding ensembles.
Meghan potentially may have used Angela’s dress as inspiration seeing as she was a fellow woman of colour marrying into European royalty.
Many royal commentators and fans have wondered if Meghan drew inspiration from Princess Angela.
Royal fan, @corvidaae wrote on Twitter: “It’s insane how Meghan Markle wore almost the exact same wedding dress as Princess Angela of…