Meghan’s wedding gown to be displayed at Windsor Castle

Meghan’s gown and the tiara will likely overshadow Harry’s wedding outfit, which is also on display. (Reuters)
Updated 26 October 2018
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Meghan’s wedding gown to be displayed at Windsor Castle

  • The gown is set to be the prime attraction at the 10-week display

LONDON: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has described how she worked with designer Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy to create a “timeless” wedding gown for her wedding to Prince Harry earlier this year.
Harry and the former Meghan Markle recorded their memories of the wedding for an audio commentary that is part of the new “Relive the Royal Wedding” exhibition at Windsor Castle that opens Friday.
The gown is set to be the prime attraction at the 10-week display.
In the audio recording, the former actress said she worked with Keller to create a “timeless” gown with a “classic feeling.” The dress also needed to be suitably modest for the May 19 wedding held in a chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, she said.
“There was a great level of detail that went into the planning of our wedding day,” the duchess said.
“I think for us, we knew how large the scale of the event would be, so in making choices that were really personal and meaningful, it could make the whole experience feel intimate, even though it was a very big wedding,” she said.
Meghan described the “incredibly surreal day” when she and her fiance visited Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s grandmother, to choose a tiara for her to wear during the wedding ceremony. She picked Queen Mary’s diamond and platinum bandeau tiara from the queen’s collection. It is featured in the new exhibit.
For his part, Harry said it was “very sweet” of his grandmother to lend his bride-to-be the priceless headpiece.
Harry’s wedding outfit, including the frockcoat uniform made by master tailors on Savile Row, is also on display, though likely to be overshadowed by Meghan’s gown and the tiara.


‘Get ready,’ Dammam: Pitbull promises fans that he’ll see them in Saudi Arabia on Friday

Updated 22 March 2019
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‘Get ready,’ Dammam: Pitbull promises fans that he’ll see them in Saudi Arabia on Friday

  • The rapper was delayed temporarily in Iceland
  • Pitbull’s concert has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon

DAMMAM: American superstar rapper Pitbull apologized to Saudi fans for his rescheduled performance at Asharqiah Music Festival on Thursday with a video message on Friday morning, promising them that he would make it up to them on Friday afternoon.

The rapper was delayed temporarily in Iceland, causing him to miss his previously scheduled concert on Thursday night as part of the Sharqiah Season music festival.

In a video posted on Twitter, Pitbull held a hand over his heart as he explained the situation to fans. “I just wanna say, first of all, we apologize to Saudi Arabia. We got in a little jam here in Iceland, but Saudi Arabia, get ready, 'cause we’re coming to perform today at 4 p.m., special performance at Dammam. So make sure you keep your tickets, and get ready to have a great time. With that said once again, we appreciate the love. See y’all soon!”

In his stead, DJ Tiesto performed at the concert on Thursday night, followed by the scheduled performance by Canadian DJ Deadmau5. The performance, which ended at nearly 1 a.m., saw flocks of fans congregate at Dammam’s Life Park to enjoy the music.

Pitbull’s concert has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon instead, which will then be followed by the regularly scheduled performances of American rapper Akon, Moroccan-American rapper French Montana and Egyptian singer Amr Diab.

The festival also features food trucks, an entertainment area and  merchandise stalls.

The Asharqiah Music Festival is one of 83 events planned throughout the Eastern Province for the Sharqiah Season, which runs from March 14 to 30.