It’s hard to believe that this time last year, we were anticipating the fairytale wedding of Harry and Meghan at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The 19th May 2019 marks the first anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting the arrival of their first child in the coming weeks. Our readers overwhelmingly think Baby Sussex will be a girl!
Whether we were grouped with the millions that watched from home or stood in the streets of Windsor, the ceremony is something that will stay in our hearts forever. However, prior to the big day, we couldn’t help but cast our predictions for what would later unfold at one of the world’s most documented weddings.
In our Royal Wedding Rewind, we take a look back at the six lucky girls who were chosen to be bridesmaids for Meghan.
Her Royal Highness, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Being fourth in line to the throne, Charlotte was the most famous bridesmaid of the bridal party. As the second child and only daughter to the Cambridges, she made her presence known with her signature wave as she graced the steps of the chapel.
Charlotte had just turned three-years-old at the time of the wedding and was undoubtedly the ideal candidate that could take on the pressure of being a significant part of her uncle and aunt’s special day.
Miss Florence van Cutsem
With her cousin Grace van Cutsem acting as the most memorable bridesmaid for William and Kate’s wedding back in 2011, Florence van Cutsem was an obvious choice for the Sussexes as both of their parents have close ties with the Royal Household.
Aged three at the time, Florence is the goddaughter of Prince Harry and the daughter of Major Nicholas van Cutsem and Mrs Alice van Cutsem!
Miss Remi and Rylan Litt
Remi and Rylan Litt are both goddaughters of the Duchess of Sussex. Aged six and seven respectively, they are the daughters of lawyer, Benita and investor, Darren Litt who are long-time friends of Meghan.
So much so, the Duchess is thought to have celebrated Christmas with the family in 2016 after posting a picture on her deactivated (personal) Instagram account referring to the girls as “fairy god-daughters”.
Miss Ivy Mulroney
Isabel Veronica, who goes by the nickname Ivy, is the daughter of Meghan’s best friend and ‘unofficial stylist’ Jessica Mulroney and her husband, Benedict Mulroney. Aged four at the time, she looked like a true princess but was the only bridesmaid without a flower crown!
Her twin brothers, Brian and John, who are seven-years-old, were page boys for the royal couple and arrived with Meghan!
Miss Zalie Warren
Prince Harry isn’t short of any godchildren, and his goddaughter Zalie Warren was bound to carry out some duties on the day. Zalie, who is the daughter of Jake Warren and Zoe Warren was aged two at the time which placed her as the youngest bridesmaid.
The Warren family has known the royals for years; Jake’s father, for example, is The Queen’s racing manager.
All of the girls looked adorable on the day, and their dresses were the epitome of elegance. Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy revealed that the dresses were designed with Ivory silk Radzimir. Each dress struck a balance between practicality and the ultimate fairytale look, offering short puff sleeves and a tailored waist equipped with a silk ribbon and bow on the back.
Meghan also insisted that the bridesmaids kept comfortable during the ceremony with white Aquazurra flat shoes. Each pair were monogrammed with each bridesmaids initials so that they had something to keep from the big day.
What was your favourite memory from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding?