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The Royal Wedding: anticipation, event & aftermath

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After months of anticipation of the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and even more speculation over who Meghan would choose to design her dress, the two were wed this weekend on May 19. The American actress, now Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, said her vows in a minimal Givenchy wedding gown created by British designer Clare Waight Keller. Following the wedding ceremony, Meghan donned a bespoke custom dress created by fellow British designer Stella McCartney at her wedding reception.

FashionUnited has compiled all its articles on anticipation for the wedding, the royal wedding itself and the aftermath of the wedding for you below.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, a boost for Canadian fashion

On Monday, Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Barely hours later, the Canadian fashion firm Line the Label hung the ‘sold out’ sign for the white woollen coat the royal fiance wore, now renamed as the “Meghan”.

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Meghan Markle follows Grace Kelly in abandoning acting

Meghan Markle says acting will take a back seat when she marries Prince Harry, following the example of screen icon Grace Kelly who abandoned Hollywood to marry into royalty. The 36-year-old has starred in legal drama "Suits" since 2011, but is likely to shed many outside interests as she joins the British royal family.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding expected to give UK retail a boost

“We have real earnings growth coupled with a royal wedding and two bank holidays around the corner. Maybe with the right weather, the combination of these factors could be just the boost retailers have been hoping for,” says the head of retail and wholesale at BDO, Sophie Michael.

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Ralph & Russo named Royal Wedding Dress Designer by Daily Mail

The internet has been abuzz since London-based couture house Ralph & Russo was tipped as the Royal Wedding Dress designer for Meghan Markle's and Prince Harry's upcoming wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor on May 19.

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Meghan Markle: fashionista facing a royal makeover

Glamorous and elegant, Meghan Markle is set to freshen up the British royal family dress code, while tailoring her outfits to suit her new role. As she prepares to wed Prince Harry on May 19, the US former television actress is unlikely to be seen again in ripped jeans, hot pants or a plunging neckline.


Burberry may implement fur-ban, thanks to Meghan Markle

British heritage fashion house Burberry is considering halting its use of real animal fur ahead of the upcoming royal wedding, which sees animal advocate Meghan Markle marrying Prince Harry.


Genevieve Foddy on fascinators and fashion ahead of the Royal Wedding

As the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle approaches, many have begun their predictions for who Meghan Markle will be wearing (allegedly Ralph & Russo), who is on the 600 people guest list, and of course, what the fashion choices will be among guests.


Meghan's wedding dress: Britain's best-kept secret

Will it be white? Satin or lace? British or foreign made? The tightly-guarded secret of Meghan Markle's wedding dress will finally be revealed when she walks down the aisle to marry Prince Harry on Saturday.


Meghan Markle chooses Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy for wedding gown

After months of speculation over who Meghan Markle would choose to design her wedding to Prince Harry, the American actress, who became Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, stepped out of a vintage Rolls-Royce in a minimal Givenchy Haute Couture wedding dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller.


Royal wedding, a 120 million pounds opportunity for UK retailers

According to the Centre for Retail, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is going to generate retail sales of an estimated four times the money spent on the wedding, that’s it approximately 120 million pounds worth of retail sales.


Meghan Markle champions female designers for wedding

Having chosen to wear a haute couture wedding gown designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy for her nuptials to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, turn to another British fashion designer, Stella McCartney to design her second wedding dress for the evening celebrations.


photos: Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP; Andrew Matthews / POOL / AFP

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