Meghan Markle is one of the many English brides who have maintained the custom of donning something blue since the 1890s. Meghan Markle wedding veil length was also quite interesting.
What was on Meghan Markle’s veil?
Even after several years of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the thought of that breathtaking ceremony still sends us into a frenzy. The stunning attire, the emotional music, and, of course, the indisputably apparent bond between the bride and groom on that special day cannot be forgotten even when the couple has stepped aside from royal duties.
The world is now aware of another minor but important fact about the bride because of footage from the 2018 documentary Queen of the World. She secreted her “something blue” in her veil.
The Duchess of Sussex shares her secret “something blue” from her wedding day. Witness special moments spent with the Royal family through the course of a historic year.#QueenOfTheWorld. Tuesday 9.15pm @ITV. pic.twitter.com/QWKPGzny9E
— ITV (@ITV) September 23, 2018
As she examines her veil, the duchess remarks in the film, “Somewhere in here there’s a piece of . . . did you see it? The piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside? It’s my something blue.” She continued, “It’s a fabric from the dress that I wore on our first date.”
Why did Meghan Markle wear a veil?
As the head of the Church of England, Queen Elizabeth has always followed its directives. According to the custom, First-time church brides have always been expected to wear a white gown and veil to symbolise their purity, while widows and divorcees are required to honour the tradition by donning hats or other hair accessories but not veils.
The Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Anne did not wear a veil and had a private and quiet wedding function as is customary for second-time marriages in the royal family. However, Prince Harry married a divorcee, Meghan Markle, but they still held a lavish wedding according to their wish.
So, because Meghan was a divorcee she was not supposed to carry a veil. But, since it was her wedding and she is free to choose what she want, so she opted for a veil (and a long one, indeed.) She also included flowers representing 53 commonwealth countries in her veil. A lot of hard work and devotion went into it, so she deemed it correct to wear it.
The Duchess of Sussex explains the special way her wedding dress paid tribute to the Commonwealth in the upcoming @ITV documentary series, ‘Queen of The World.’ #QueenOfTheWorld pic.twitter.com/IGJscliHtX
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 23, 2018
How long was Meghan Markle’s veil?
Meghan Markle wedding veil length was a custom-made 16-foot veil which was embroidered specifically with the national flowers of every nation in the British Commonwealth. On her wedding day, Meghan selected a stunning Givenchy gown, and her veil had exquisite, detailed embroidery.
What is the average length of a wedding veil?
The average length of a wedding veil is around 7.5 feet to 9 feet. There are different veil sizes according to the selected length. The floor length veil is approximately 75”, the chapel length veil is 90” and the Cathedral length veils are generally beyond 100”.
What was Meghan Markle’s veil made of?
According to USA Today, the veil was composed of silk tulle which is luxurious fine netting made of silk and there was special embroidery on the borders of the veil. Meghan Markle wedding veil length was measured five metres (16.40 feet) in length. The Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara lent to Markle from The Queen, kept it in position.
Who designed Meghan Markle’s Wedding Veil?
The wedding veil was custom designed by Clare Waight Keller who is a British stylist and fashion designer. It was beautiful design of intricate net made of fine silk and there were 53 flowers embroidered on the 16 feet long veil. Each flower representing a country in the Commonwealth and also Poppy flower was embroidered which has special meaning to it. It depicted Meghan’s home state California.
There was a part in the veil which had some surprise attached to it. It was a piece of blue fabric from the dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry. It was neatly stitched into her veil. She said in an interview “It was my something blue”.