Did Meghan Markle’s mom spill the beans on her wedding dress designer?

By: Meaghan Wray

Meghan Markle’s bridal look is the best-kept secret as far as her royal wedding to Prince Harry is concerned, and royal fans are eager to get a glimpse of her gown, jewels, tiara and fancy footwear. Of particular interest is the designer behind what is bound to be an exquisite wedding dress – and it looks like Doria Ragland may have dropped a very important hint on Tuesday (May 15) as she left her California home to fly to London ahead of Meghan’s big day.

Doria joined the couple at last year's Invictus Games closing ceremony. Photo: © Getty Images

The social worker was spotted carrying a Burberry garment bag, the DailyMail reports, which contained her outfit for the wedding of the year. It’s an exciting nugget of information for diehard Meghan fans, and if the former Suits star had the designer behind her own wedding look also create one for her mom, this is a ground-breaking clue! While the Australian luxury brand Ralph & Russo – which the royal-to-be wore in her official engagement photos – has been thrown around as the top contender, the British fashion house’s more minimalist approach could be a better fit where Meghan’s aesthetic is concerned.

Meghan wore a Burberry tartan coat on a royal outing in Edinburgh this year. Photo: © Getty Images

While this will perhaps be the most meaningful dress the 36-year-old will ever wear, her choice of gown will be equally as meaningful to the designer. Celebrated fashion heavyweight Christopher Bailey has been with Burberry for 17 years, currently as the luxury brand’s president and chief creative officer. Late last year, he announced his departure with a final walk down the runway, which saw many of his brand-defining designs debut. But he doesn’t officially bid adieu to Burberry until the end of the year, meaning Meghan’s wedding gown could very well be his sartorial finale.

Christopher Bailey stepped down from his role as chief creative officer and president of Burberry. Photo: © Mike Marsland/WireImage

Even designer Henry Holland agrees. Harry’s soon-to-be wife has an affinity for Burberry and has donned the label’s classic checks in the past, including a stunning $3,500 tartan coat for a visit to Edinburgh with her fiancé. The 34-year-old told Wedding Guest Extraordinaire podcast that he hopes the former actress opts for a British designer, which would be a loving nod to her new home country. “I would be quite excited if it was Christopher Bailey’s final bow for Burberry,” Henry gushed. “I think that would be a nice thing for him to do; she’s worn them for a long time.”

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