The moment the Duchesses arrived at Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding, they immediately became the center of attention, with their Givenchy and Alexander McQueen outfits respectively. The crowds were stunned as the two duchesses stepped out of their separate cars.
Meghan went with the smart navy dress, coat and fascinator from Givenchy, while Kate went a different route, going for a vibrant pink dress by Alexander McQueen. This was not what royal experts were expecting, with most theorizing that they would go for “rich autumnal colors”.
The royal insider said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some kind of rich autumnal tones as part of their attire, perhaps reds, oranges or yellows.
“Those autumnal colors are very positive in their looks.”
He added: “I think we’ll be in for a surprise because it’s a wedding that will have had a very big input.
“We know obviously her mother Sarah will have had a big influence on it as well.”
When guest started arriving at Windsor, they were met with pretty strong winds, which blew off some of the fancy hats that tons of A-list celebrities were wearing this morning.
BBC Breakfast weather host Carol Kirkwood said: “It’s going to be windy wherever you are, plus you’ve got the rain.
“Now we’ve already got the rain and the gusty winds coming in from the west, guests currently about 50-60 mph.”
The wedding was aired live on ITV today.
Eugenie and Jack’s wedding carriage procession was made by the Scottish State Coach, a carriage with a roof, which doesn’t happen very often. This is due to the fact that rain and strong winds were forecast for the wedding day.
The carriage was pulled by four Windsor Grey horses – Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone, and Storm. This isn’t their first wedding gig, as they are the same horses that pulled the carriage the Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled in for their wedding day carriage procession.
Windsor Grey horses have been a vital part of the ceremonial life of the royal family and the nation. The horses have been drawing carriages of the successive monarch and members of the royal family ever since the reign of Queen Victoria.
Asked if Prime Minister Theresa May had any message for the couple, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: “She wishes them the best for the future and hopes they have a lovely day.”
Today the public got an extended This Morning special, “This Morning at the Royal Wedding”, which aired from 9:25 to 12:30 on Friday, October 12.
The programme will be fronted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford live from Windsor.
From 11 am, the coverage will switch to inside St George’s Chapel for a live broadcast of the ceremony.
ITV said in a statement: “This Morning At The Royal Wedding will capture the atmosphere and arrivals at St George’s Chapel, with Eamonn and Ruth joined by guests, commentators and experts for this specially extended programme.”