By Sandra Rose  | 

Meghan Markle Prince Harry

Meghan Markle's wedding gown is the subject of rumors that the gown was pieced together based on designs from other famous wedding gowns. But at least one designer doesn't think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot on Saturday, May 19, at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.

When the former Suits star walked down the aisle in a $200,000 Givenchy wedding dress, many social media users noted the similarity of her gown to the wedding dress worn by Princess Angela of Lichtenstein in 2000.

Some say it's no coincidence that Meghan's designer copied Princess Angela's gown, because Princess Angela was the first commoner of African descent to marry into European royalty.

Now Emilia Wickstead, one of Kate Middleton's go-to designers, believes Meghan's wedding dress is a ripoff of one of her own wedding gowns.

"Her dress is identical to one of our dresses," Emilia told the Daily Mail. "Apparently a lot of commentators were saying, 'It's an Emilia Wickstead dress.'"

Emilia criticized Givenchy's creative director, Clare Waight Keller, for designing the ill-fitting frock that was too loose in the bust and hips areas.

"If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose," she said.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Okay and she Still married IDGAF about this... She is was gawjus

  • Kanyade

    Dress needed to be loose, with those steps she had to climb and that long train. Let that woman/princess live.

  • Chief Troll So Hard

    In who cares news

  • pure_rachet

    It was a terrible dress and ill fitting, no mater the designer. Thanks for being honest Sandra. I know you love your royals.

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  • tintin

    yeh i didn't like the dress at all

  • WutizstillHERE!

    But is she still royalty? Yeah I thought so.. yall just hating cus there is Duchess Chocolate in the family(I crack me up LOL) ... Keep banging ya heads cuz it isn't going to change..

  • Libra80sBaby

    Bruuuuuh....Let this Woman LIVE....ghat damn

  • WutizstillHERE!

    There are 87 dressing RITE NAH in David Bridal that look just like that one..sooo she gone tell all them "Designers" they stole the look too?

  • cherrypie

    Right, she mad cause if she ever meets her she'll have to bow down ???

  • Miss Thang

    I liked the style of the dress, but I did not like the way it fit. It did not look like it was professionally tailored to fit her body.

  • Renee26

    Happy Holiday Weekend Sandra and the Roses!!

  • Libra80sBaby

    I think maybe she lost more weight than she thought after the last fitting. This happened to a friend of mine.

  • Allihave2say

    Auntie thanks for using the info I posted a few says ago. Also I said there was a black queen named Sophie in the 1700's.

  • Allihave2say

    …and they're cheaper. I have a white shirt shaped like the bodice of the dress.

  • Renee Bee

    Chile, why you up in here making sense? Just why?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    She looked beautiful. Enjoy your extended weekend ?

  • Kanyade


  • Thingamajig

    The dress does look better fitted on the first Princess. There’s something about Harry and Meghan’s union that isn’t genuine; like this is all a hoax. I guess we’ll find out years down road, but there’s differently a reason why they got married and it’s not for love.

  • Soda

    Sour grapes. Emilia just mad that Meghan chose Clare instead of her.

  • the guest

    I thought she just lost a few pounds days before wedding. Brides tend to lose a little weight not eating because of nerves and excitement. Happened to me and I would not permit alterations so close to date. She looked so beautiful, people will be jealous and unkind.

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  • the guest

    Exactly. I wrote this up thread. It’s too risky having alterations days before. Happened to me too.

  • Kemi

    He still married her... so whatever! Haters gon hate! Have a wonderful and a safe holiday weekend y’all... TGIF

  • the guest

    I’ve said from the beginning, the marriage is arranged.

    I don't mean this in a bad way. It's just that arranged marriages are still commonplace around the world. I don't believe they met by happenstance. I think they are a carefully arranged match that worked out beautifully.

    Harry wanted to marry a woman of color and the palace found him the most passably and accepted mixed race woman with her own fame and money.

    Meghan was chosen, vetted, groomed for this marriage. Now, Harry is very attracted to Meghan and Meghan loves being the wife of a prince and he’s cute and fun.

    They were able to overlook her age because she looks much younger, and overlook her divorce because 1) her ex-husband was not black or of color and 2) because she never had children.

    But the marriage absolutely was arranged.

  • Evillene

    Princess Sparkle was beautiful in that dress. Just say "no" to haters.

  • Soda

    She gave up the glamorous life to live among a family of stiffs that she has to curtsey to. He could have found someone who was easier to "train" if it was arranged. I only know her from Suits but love is the only reason I see her making such a drastic change. And I believe Harry is in love with her.

  • SandraRose

    Come on... She didn't lose that much weight. ?

  • SandraRose

    Not years down the road -- we'll find out very soon if her heart is really in it. Most people believe she is an opportunist and poor Harry is high off the Dopamine. The D will soon fade.

  • SandraRose

    You're right: Harry is very attracted to Meghan, and she is basking in the attention. The attraction is not mutual. Wait until the excitement fades for him.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I was a little disappointed in Meghan's dress,it just didn't fit her frame. Then when he pull bac the veil,and I spotted loose hair, I was like lort!!!!

  • SandraRose

    I didn't get the info from you, hun. I wrote a post about Princess Angela on May 21.

  • Kayke

    It wasn't flattering at all. ... I honestly thought she was wearing Angela's dress as some kind of sentiment that's why it wasn't altered to her frame.

  • MsPam

    Being royalty doesn’t impress Jesus/Jehovah they will be judged like everyone else.

  • ImWoke

    I do think that Harry loves her. I just don’t think that the love is reciprocated. I also agree on the dress, it should have been more fitted. Keep in mind that she married into royalty. She has services at her disposal 24/7. If she wanted to get the dress more fitted, she could have made that happen.

  • FukkFolks2018


  • MsPam

    Yes every time the Queen, William, Charles and Kate she has to curtsy to everyone. My back would be hurting from all of that!

  • Allihave2say

    Mmmmm. Why we can't be one team of roses? ???

  • Fire & Ice

    That train..child of gawdddd ???

  • FukkFolks2018

    Prince Philip too.

    And anyone born into the fam. So Princesses Anne, Beatrice and shit I forgot the other sister...and Prince Andrew. But only when she isn't with Harry. Dats a lot.

  • mona q

    Oh. Get over it....seriously. There are worse things in life.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Eugenie. Thats her name

  • Miss Thang

    I think she always wanted to be a philanthropist on the scale of a Princess Diana. Her brand of humanitarianism feeds her ego.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And she's married and no one knew then and no one cares now! The dress is somewhere on a hanger and served its purpose... Bye Dress!

  • Logan Roberts

    All this hoopla over this plain Jane dress?

  • Victorious82

    I always thought a train would be on the dress. Having the veil that long scares me. Lol. Someone step on that thing, your whole head is getting snapped back lol.

  • CocoBabe88

    Love how humble Prince Harry & Meghan’s Royal Wedding was. She’s such an inspiration. Definitely think her dress was a purposeful imitation of Princess Angela’s. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Love Meghan???

  • TMW

    She didn’t imply - she went in on the dress, the fit and Meghan’s hair. She is NOT a fan LOL! And she must feel confident that she’ll still get Kate’s business...hmmm...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    She's in her 30's done "lived" a little, he's walked on the wild side as well... Folks so dam negative. The way this world is Tomorrow isn't promised. Neither are bugaboos and want for nothing. Neither have baby momma nor baby daddies... Neither are ignorant.. And on drugs.. Neither have altered body parts.. Neither are rappers or gang bangers. Both have common sense and appear happy. Neither have sold drugs to make money or stepped on folk to get ahead. What did they do wrong... 2 are single without baggage and the world mad. Go figure..

  • Fire & Ice

    LOL...why did I just see her whole head snap back. There's definitely no room for error with a train that long???

  • Prettybrowneyes

    ? Leave this child alone dang lol.

  • Luvi

    THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  • Jethro

    She'll live; can't say the same for the people trying not to let her.

  • Jethro

    Only the YT ones.

  • Guest

    Exactly, they still hating. Damn the wedding over. Get over it people!?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Who cares about the dress? If it's a copy, then sue the designer, but -- I've seen that style and type of dress on a LOT of was the train and the tiara that made it different.

  • Dowoop

    You saying Sandra won't let you shine.

  • Logan Roberts

    She told no lies though ?

  • Kit Springs ????????? ??????

    Maybe it is just me, but I saw a dress that a royal princess would wear, and have done so at least as far back as the 12th century! So this woman saying it was her design! Pulese! Only if she is older than dirt!
    I saw a happy couple, very much in love. And I wish them well! May all the haters climb back in their corners, including those so called shirt tail half kin.

  • the guest

    Sparkle. I can't!

  • the guest

    He seems excited for a lifetime. You really don't think so?

  • Allihave2say

    Not a ray. I was trying to have ?, she gave me ??. I got mad luv for Auntie. She let's us post pics, videos, gifs and cut up. She interacts with her bloggers and other sites don't. So I keep coming back to be a ? everyday! ?

  • Cannelle

    People need to move on. Sheesh.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    She's right about the fit. Who care about the other gown. Very few in this generation has see the other gown

  • Meme

    Ms Sandra excuse me, I know this is not an open post but I just read a very tragic story about a little black or mixed baby her name was Katera Barker she was adopted by a white couple, apparently, her adopted father left her in searing heat in the car and went off on a business trip needless to say the baby died. Can you do a write up when you come back please. So sad

  • NeverSurprised

    "Neither have ... stepped on folk to get ahead. "
    Not unless you count the fact that every dime of Harry's money -- Windsor money -- was made from SELLING black and brown human beings around the globe, confiscating their lands and pilfering all their natural resources, leaving them impoverished. Other than that, they are squeaky clean.

  • the guest

    And I personally liked the very intentional modesty of her dress.

    Even when black women and women of African descent are not being sexy, black women and women of African descent are overly objectified as sexy.

    I so get the statement of protectiveness, modesty, innocence, and honor they made with her wedding dress.

  • NeverSurprised

    I think Harry is very much in love. She on the other hand is a user. First husband, boyfriend right before Harry. Used them both until something better came along.

    Her role on a cable tv show ( not even network) doesn't begin to compare with the level of international glamour she will live as a Duchess. And " work" will entail traveling, luncheons, state dinners, free clothes and jewelry. Again, no comparison to her life as a B-level tv star.

  • the guest

    It was majestic.

  • NeverSurprised

    OT: Sandy, did you see this story? A wealthy man in N.Carolina received only 90 days of house arrest for the rape of a 5 year old girl.

  • Andrea Williams

    Damn!!! They will not leave this girl alone. However her dress was, Harry loved it and loved her in it. That is all that matters.

  • Wyteprivilege

    Princess Diana’s dress (God rest her soul) cost over a million dollars, and she said that she STILL felt like a lamb going to the slaughter house. I don’t care if Meghan wore a whie Fruit of the Loom shirt, she looked amazingly happy. Skip the dumb ish.

  • king shun

    she looked awful

  • Soda

    Whether it's network or cable, it's still television, the same glitter & glamour of a movie star. As for her former husband and boyfriend, did they tell you she used them or are you just guessing?

    The international glamorous life you described may seem incomparable and luxurious to you but Meghan's "B-level tv star" money could have afforded her own trips, meals, clothing, and jewelry---in the company of people who could laugh out loud & let their hair down if they wanted to. Unfortunately, now her choices are limited, as is her freedom. She's stuck living with a bunch of fuddy-duddies. I wouldn't trade places with her for even one day.

  • 11pink123

    the dress is ugly, the whole world can see that. No effort needed to be put into it, because it don’t look like nothing but a fitted shirt. She really could have gotten that from Goodwill. Looked like she baught some cloth and wrapped it in a circle around her body and cut off the next.

    Only the devil would think that dress is cute. These ppl evil.

  • Bella Boss

    Nevertheless Meghan looked BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Someone has to

  • Shira Harding-James

    Key words “Kate Middleton” we already saw how salty she looked at the wedding anyway, so I’m not surprised her designer would say something tsk

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I saw that ish

  • Fire & Ice

    Yes it was! Like a fairytale...simply beautiful!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    OT: Youtube - The Charity In Honor Of Kanye West's Mother Is Begging Yeezy For Help
    Read the comments in the YT.

  • Logan Roberts

    Why do fast-food workers especially McDonald's, always have a damn attitude like it's my fault you work there? Done made me mad on this nice Sunday morning ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Right, to each it’s own but what is home girl talking about up top?! ?????

  • Shira Harding-James


  • Shira Harding-James

    She wasn’t saying they were squeaky clean. Your original comment was Megan was an opportunist. She was staying that neither have anything to gain from one another

  • Liah

    She was a beautiful bride...There’s always going to be haters ??

  • Junkanoo

    The dress is void of any kind of flare the only thing you can say about it is its white like Meghan wishes she were . Meghan was probably hand picked by that blood thirsty royal family she will regret getting mixed up with that lot.

  • ThaGuru

    Jealous? Bc of a difference of opinion? I too believe it was ill fitted, lots of people didn't still congratulated her. In terms of fashion the dress sucked and it was a little too loose around the arms and waist but nobody wants her marriage to fail or anything. We just saying...

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  • ThaGuru

    You nailed it. And the way it invokes emotion from black women blows my mind. Have we forgotten our history with the royals? If anything we should have been trying to SAVE Megan from marrying into this family however upon further investigation it seems she's getting what she wants since she's a social climber. Willing to give it all up to marry a royal prince. I pray for her sanity and safety.

  • ThaGuru

    Yes I believe he is but I believe she is not and when you marry for the wrong reasons it comes back to haunt you.

  • ThaGuru

    Neither would I

  • Coy little wink

    Auntie said to hell with us ?

  • ThaGuru

    Absolutely it was arranged. even when you see them tell the story of how they met it never looks genuine. Almost like they lean on each other to fill in the blanks of this happily ever after story soon turned nightmare. Remember...even crowns are made of thorns.

  • ThaGuru

    That story infuriated me like how do you forget the other child?

  • Scromes1212

    Auntie eating barbecue lol

  • the guest

    UPDATE: Twitter Suspended the jealous designer's page for her ongoing slander that Meghan Markle's dress was copied from her design. The monarchy is not playing around. Don't mess with their new princess or her mother.

  • primadutch

    That's WORD right there!

  • MistaO

    She looked salty because they know this chick a social climber and phony. Don't no 38 year old broad look at any man all googly eyed like this chick. Js they all know it just letting this boy be a fool..

  • the guest

    Beautiful analogy. Amen.

  • the guest

    Meghan Markle is worth ten million. I think she did quite well as an actress of color who spoke up for the rights of women and never did a nude scene.

    Meghan is accomplished academically just like her mother who is also successful academically and financially secure in her own right.

    The royal family respect Meghan and her mother.

  • TruthshallsetUFree!!!!

    Who cares what he says

  • BeUtFullSoul

    IF this IS How SHE wanted HER dress to LOOK, be DESIGNED,... to RESEMBLE another,...
    WHY!!!!??? does it matter!!!!??? People ACT like there can ONLY BE ONE!!!
    Anywho...Do YOU PRINCESS! ...And the "last (so to speak) shall be FIRST!..y'all (haters) mad or Nah?!

  • sunni_daze

    They are acting like Meghan designed the dress take your issues and complaints to Givenchy's designer.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yall Iz free! IIIIZZZ FREEE!!! Last baby graduated last week! She walked crost that stage and got my freedom papers! I can't wait to walk round da house bukked nayykeed!

    VVV Waving Diploma/Freedom Papers VVV

  • Yardgirl

    Congratulations !! ????????

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Meme


  • Meme

    Yehhhh you congratulations!!!!

  • SpeshalGift

    if anyone looks at wedding dresses their all copies or variations of each other at one point... its really not that serious

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Solstice

    Woo hoo!! ???

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Meghan's 37, so she'll be pregnant in 2019 for sure. Did they put in permission to have child with the Queen yet?

    I read, on here perhaps, that MM dumped a fiance and sent back her ring after she met Harry??? I didn't flinch because I know that's what relationships are these days. A lifetime of having a title and affluence for sure- versus whatever it was that attracted her to her ex. I think we're all opportunists and I can't say I'm surprised she quickly got with Harry.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why wouldn’t a 38 year old look at her husband all google eyed?

  • MythCalledLove

    My dumb ass set my alarm just to see the dress. When I saw it I was thinking it would look timeless. The media hyped it up. Every damn article they were writing about who and how her dress would be. It made me think of the Handmaid or Amish. Plus I would rather go plain jane. Doesn't give the press anything to pick apart.

  • cheechee1x1

    This design of dress has been around forever. Nobody has to steal a design that has been in the public domain since whenever. The neckline, sleeve length, lining, structure, zipper, length is nothing new. While this dress did not wow me, I appreciate her understated elegance which will stand the test of time.

  • Claudia

    She ain't gonna be working for Kate long if she doesn't hush that ?. I love Angela and that beautiful son of hers

  • Claudia

    I think she (Kate) was feeling Harry too much lol

  • Claudia

    I think you are correct. I personally think he liked women of color after interacting with Mrs. O (FLOTUS) if you will. He thought "granny I want one of those." Lol she told them "fan out" lol