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A Who’s Who of Harry and Meghan’s bridesmaids and pageboys

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their bridesmaids and page boys

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On 19 May 2018, Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in a picture-perfect wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. From the flowers to the starry guest list, the day was quite the spectacle, with no detail overlooked. One memorable sight was the flock of six sweet bridesmaids and three page boys, who almost stole the limelight from the Duke and Duchess themselves.

The girls wore white, while the boys donned smart black outfits – mirroring Meghan and Harry’s own respective ensembles. Clare Waight Keller, the designer behind the Duchess’s Givenchy bridal gown, also designed the six bridesmaids’ dresses in the Givenchy Haute Couture Atelier in Paris. Crafted from the finest ivory silk Radzimir, with charming short puff sleeves, each dress was hand-finished with a double silk ribbon sash, tied at the back in a bow. The girls also donned adorable white leather Aquazurra shoes, monogrammed with their initials and the wedding date, which were then gifted to them by Meghan to remember the day.

The four page boys’ uniforms, meanwhile, were modelled on the Blues and Royals frockcoat – an old regiment of both Prince Harry and his best man, the Duke of Cambridge. Both the brothers fittingly donned their adult equivalent of the uniform on the day. The page boy outfits, meanwhile, were made from blue doeskin, in a single-breasted style with a stand-up collar, finished with figured braiding in the regimental pattern. The braiding was downscaled especially for the boys – and would otherwise have reached beyond their shoulders. Each page also had their initials embroidered in gold on their shoulder straps as a remembrance of the special event. The uniforms were made by Dege & Skinner tailors, of London’s Savile Row.

The 10 chosen boys and girls were selected from the children of Harry and Meghan’s close friends and family. Read on to discover more about them all.

  • Princess Charlotte

    Royal fans will already be very familiar with Princess Charlotte, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child and only daughter. Known for her cheeky charm, the little Princess, now six, was just three-years-old when she served as Harry and Meghan’s bridesmaid.

  • Florence van Cutsem

    The daughter of Alice van Cutsem and Major Nicholas van Cutsem, a close family friend of Prince Charles and his two sons, Florence is one of Prince Harry’s goddaughters. She, like Charlotte, was three at the time of her bridesmaid role, and was captured beaming sweetly in the official wedding photographs. Her cousin, however, Grace van Cutsem, hadn’t been so enamoured with her own role as bridesmaid at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding – memorably photographed covering her ears and looking rather nonplussed on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

  • Rylan and Remi Litt

    Meghan’s oldest two bridesmaids were Rylan and Remi, then aged seven and six, respectively. The two girls are the daughters of Meghan’s close friend, Benita (also pictured), and her husband, Darren Litt. A former intellectual property and entertainment lawyer in California, Benita now runs her own brand creation agency. She’s said to be one of Meghan’s oldest friends, and made her godmother to not just one, but both of her daughters.

  • Ivy Mulroney

    Another bridesmaid sourced from Meghan’s inner circle, Ivy (right) is the daughter of Benedict and Jessica Mulroney – the Canadian stylist often dubbed the Duchess’s best friend. Jessica was photographed in a striking blue ensemble leading her daughter, then four, and other bridesmaids up the steps of St George’s Chapel. Little Ivy was easily identifiable among the group of as the only one of the six bridesmaids wearing flowers attached to her hair at the back, rather than a full garland.

  • Zalie Warren

    The youngest bridesmaid of the group at just two-years-old at the time, Zalie is one of Prince Harry’s goddaughters, and the child of his close friends Jake and Zoe Warren. The family have long-running ties to the royals as Jake is the son of John Warren, formerly the Queen’s racing manager, and was himself a godchild of Harry’s mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

  • Prince George

    The oldest of the Cambridge brood, the now seven-year-old Prince George was only four when he acted as a page boy at his uncle’s wedding. As the youngest of the four pages, he no doubt made Prince William and Kate proud for behaving just as beautifully as his older counterparts.

  • Jasper Dyer

    The second youngest page was Jasper, a godson of Harry’s. Then aged six, Jasper is the son of Amanda Dyer and Mark Dyer M.V.O – a former Welsh Guards officer who once served as a royal equerry to Prince Charles, and is now reportedly one of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s godparents.

  • Brian and John Mulroney

    Aged seven at the time of the wedding, Brian and John are also the children of Meghan’s friends Ben and Jessica Mulroney. The sweet twin pageboys played a key role, travelling with Meghan in a Rolls Royce to St George’s Chapel, before carrying her train up the steps into the ceremony. Along with their little sister, Ivy, the Mulroney brood made up three of the 10 total bridesmaids and pageboys on the Duke and Duchess’s wedding day.

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