Meghan Markle recently made a surprise appearance at The British Fashion Awards in London. The Duchess’ surprise appearance was to support Clare Waight Keller, the designer of her wedding dress. Clare is the head designer for Givenchy and won the Designer of the Year award. Meghan
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“I recently read that the culture of fashion has changed from where it was once ‘cool to be cruel’ to now where it is ‘cool to be kind’. I feel especially proud to announce tonight’s winner, who is a British designer leading on the global stage with vision and creativity, but also with incredible kindness.” – The Duchess of Sussex presents @clarewaightkeller with her award for British Designer of the Year – Womenswear at the @britishfashioncouncil Fashion Awards. The award recognised Clare Waight Keller’s formidable contribution as a British fashion designer to the industry this year and was decided by a panel of over 2,000 international industry experts. Clare is the Creative Director of International fashion house @givenchyofficial.
It took a lot of effort for Meghan to pull off the surprise appearance. According to TMZ, Meghan’s security was so tight that no one could even get close enough to say hello to the expecting mother.
TMZ’s source says that Meghan’s backstage area at The Royal Albert Hall was sectioned off and guarded by Royalty Protection officers and security guards. Meghan was guarded the entire night and a tactic called “Royal Management” was enacted all night. Royal Movement is a code that means all the hallways and stairwells were cleared when she was on the move.
Meghan’s strict security measures were not appreciated by many of the stars who attended The British Fashion Awards. Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora and Victoria and David Beckham were all unhappy they couldn’t pop in to say hi to the Duchess.
The celebrities were denied an audience with Meghan and that didn’t sit well with these famous people.
But Meghan did socialize with a few people at the event. She took a photo with Clare and actress Rosamund Pike. Rosamund helped co-present the award with Meghan, so the three women snapped a boomerang to commiserate the moment.
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The Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy. Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition #RoyalWedding
The dress is made of double bonded silk cady while the underskirt is made of triple silk organza. The dress has six seams and a boat neckline. Her veil was 16 feet long and had every flower from every county in the Commonwealth embroidered around the border.
Clare said that 50 people worked on her dress, veil, shoes and the bridesmaid dresses.