Kate’s Fave Designer Just Trashed Meghan’s Wedding Dress

by Bryce Gruber


While we sort of assumed the Royal Wedding surprises were far behind us thanks to Meghan Markle’s family drama settling down a bit, it turns out England is an enchanted land full of snappy little tongues. Specifically, the tongue of Kate Middleton’s favorite designer, Emilia Wickstead. If you’re not sitting down, now’s the time. This is about to get sort of twisted, insane, and ridiculous.

Emilia blew the lid off her either totally right or totally jealous pot when she gave this very, very intense quote to the Daily Mail this week. “Her dress is identical to one of our dresses,” the designer said of the Givenchy gown Meghan wore to the church ceremony. “It’s an Emilia Wickstead dress.”

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Somewhere out there, Clair Waight Keller is gritting her teeth and plotting her next move. Or crouching behind her sofa in shame. We’re not sure.

Emilia didn’t stop at saying the Meghan Markle dress knockoff situation was the end of it. She doubled down and went deeper.

“If you choose a simple design, the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose.”

What do you think? Too similar?

Okay, okay, okay, these are fighting words. We can’t even sit anymore. If you’re out of your chair by now, it’s cool, we can’t insist you keep sitting.

Emilia continued, “I was like ‘Hold the wisps [of her hair] back — it’s a Royal Wedding for God’s sake.”

OH. NO. SHE. DIDN’T. She just came for our dear and beloved Meghan’s hair. No. No, also no, and super ultra mega no. We can’t tell if Emilia is meaning everything she’s saying, or if she’s brimming with jealousy (rightfully so), because her gown came in at about 93% less than the price the palace paid for Meghan’s Givenchy frock. Gasp.

So, what say you? Is this Meghan Markle’s dress knockoff really a copycat issue, or is it possible the two dresses just look similar by coincidence? We’re waiting for Camilla to chime in.

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