Royal fans all over the world have been waiting patiently for months to catch a glimpse of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.
And while the chic Givenchy creation certainly stopped the crowds in their tracks, the dress looked nearly identical to one worn by another princess bride in the past.
In 2000, Angela Gisela Brown married Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in a dress she designed herself, complete with a glistening tiara, which also looks extremely similar to the one Meghan donned on her wedding day.
Liechtenstein is a German-speaking principality, nestled in between Switzerland and Austria, with Prince Maximillian currently fifth in line to the throne.
Angela, who is now known as Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, is of African heritage and was born in Panama.
Her family moved to New York when she was young and while she was at a party in 1997, she met Prince Maximillian.
Angela has her own design company, so it was only right that she would create her very own wedding dress for the couple’s 2000 wedding in New York.
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The couple now have one child together, teenage son Prince Alfons, who is sixth in line to the Liechtensteiner throne.
Looking at pictures of Meghan in her Givenchy gown in Windsor Castle, it’s hard not to think she drew inspiration from Angela’s stunning creation 18 years ago.
The silk gown Meghan wore was designed by Clare Waight Keller from the French fashion house Givenchy.
It features a scooping neckline, long sleeves and a massive train.
“The dress epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy and showcasing the expert craftsmanship of its world-renowned Parisian couture atelier founded in 1952,” Kensington Palace said, according to the ABC.
“The focus of the dress is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasises the slender sculpted waist.”
“The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity.”
Flowers from each member of the commonwealth were represented on Meghan’s billowing veil, who fell gracefully over her face as she walked down the aisle.
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