It is set to be the most talked about dress of the year yet bets are already suspended on who will design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. With the big day just under three months away, bookies were taking bets on who Meghan would choose as the designer of her wedding dress though after a “flurry of activity”, all bets are off.
It appears that Meghan Markle is set to follow in the footsteps of The Duchess of Cambridge and have her dress designed by Alexander McQueen. A Paddy Power spokesperson commented, “Our traders have been inundated with bets for McQueen to be the designer of Meghan’s dress on Tuesday morning. So much so that they’ve had to suspend betting. Either someone sneaky knows something, or there’s plenty of shrewd punters who are up on their fashion knowledge.”
In addition to The Duchess of Cambridge, Alexander McQueen has also designed wedding gowns for Liv Tyler and Kate Winslet.
There has been no official confirmation of who is to design the wedding dress and another in the running is Meghan Markle’s close friend and designer, Roland Mouret. In a recent interview, Mouret speculated on himself as a possible candidate, “Mmm, I don’t want to say. No comment. It’s… there is no comment on that. She’s a friend. And that’s… I can’t say.” Clearly, Mouret was giving nothing away.
Mouret did elaborate slightly more, “Meghan knows really well what she likes and the main thing with Meghan is to listen to her and work in collaboration with her.”
Other bookmakers have also suspended betting on the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. Betfair stated they have “seen some interesting betting on Tuesday morning on Alexander McQueen, who went from 16/1 to 8/1 in a very short space of time.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will marry on May 19th at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
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