Meghan Markle’s wedding tailor has the final say on ‘ill-fitting’ bridesmaid dresses


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Princess Charlotte has long outgrown the bridesmaid dress she wore to Meghan Markle’s wedding, but we’re all still talking about it almost five years later. The feud between the Duchess of Sussex and Kate Middleton is back in the spotlight after the incident was mentioned in Prince Harry’s memoir, Spareand now royal tailor Ajay Mirpui is stepping in with his take on the dress issue.

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Although the high-end tailor isn’t sure if Kate or Meghan cried, he offered his tailoring expertise to the Daily Mail about the toddler’s dress. He sided with both women when it came to the “scary” time before a wedding and “can understand why anyone would be upset if the dresses didn’t fit”. But that’s when he got down to business about custom-designed outfits by then-Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves with her daughter Princess Charlotte after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, May 19, 2018. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/POOL/AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW MATTHEWS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018.

“I feel for all of them because you wouldn’t want kids walking out on a big stage in an ill-fitting dress – and that’s what they were,” Mirpuri explained. “The six bridesmaids’ dresses needed fixing, and we did.” He felt with his team that “immediately, the dresses of the six bridesmaids had to be repaired, because they were not going to fit”. Although they didn’t redo the sets as requested by Kate, the official sewing team “had to work tooth and nail for four days, with four of us working until 4am three nights in a row. , to adapt them”.

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In his memoir, Harry recalled Kate texting Meghan with a note about Charlotte’s dress being “too big, too long, too baggy”. The Duchess of Sussex offered a solution to see Mirpui do alterations, but the Princess of Wales insisted that “all dresses need to be redone”. One can imagine that request put a lot of stress on Meghan, who was already handling Thomas Markle’s press opportunities, so it’s easy to see how a disagreement between the two women played out. However, Mirpui apparently saved the day after working into the wee hours before the big day. “We left Windsor Castle at 10 p.m. the day before the wedding,” he concluded. “Did anyone complain that day about the bridesmaids’ dresses and their appearance?” The answer is no.”

Click here to see a full timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s feud with the Royal Family.

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