Meghan Markle, 36, dazzled the nation when she showed off her Givenchy dress for the first time outside St George’s Chapel yesterday morning.
For months it was rumoured that Ralph & Russo would be the masterminds behind the gown that the Duchess of Sussex would wear.
But it wasn’t until Prince Harry’s wife stepped out in front of thousands of royal fans that Kensington Palace announced details of the dress.
Now as sketches of the dress have been released, Clare Waight Keller, 47, has lifted the lid on what Harry, 33, told her after the wedding.
“They were just radiant at that time”
Clare Waight Keller
She said: “He came straight up to me and he said, ‘Oh my God, thank you, she looks absolutely stunning’.”
Discussing how “so in love” Meghan and Harry are, she added: “They were just radiant at that time.
“Well I think everybody saw on television – he was absolutely in awe I think. She looked just incredible and it showed.”
Clare said she is giving her final design sketches to Meghan as a keepsake.
According to Kensington Palace, Meghan and Clare worked closely on the design to craft a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy.
The bridal gown was simple in a classic white, but the elaborate 5 metre (16ft) veil was embroidered with flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations.
The identity of Meghan’s dress designer remained a top secret, that even the husband and children were unaware.
Talking about when her family found out, Clare revealed: “Literally on the morning. It was really a secret.”
The tiara that Meghan wore on the Royal Wedding belonged to Queen Mary, although there had been speculations that she would wear Princess Diana’s.