Meghan Markle just checked off a major item on her wedding to-do list: choosing a designer for her bridal gown. The duchess-to-be has already had private fittings at Kensington Palace, royal reporter and biographer Omid Scobie told ABC News. The designer's name remains secret.
"Meghan flew in her close friend and bridal stylist Jessica Mulroney from Toronto to London last weekend where she attended a top-secret fitting at Kensington Palace with the designer," Scobie said.
Markle hasn't chosen an exact dress yet; she's still narrowing down her options. "They've tried on a number of different designs and are currently whittling it down to pick the best design for the day," Scobie added.
The future duchess has worn plenty of British labels during her recent royal outings, leading fans to wonder if she'll also opt for a U.K. designer for her wedding on May 19. But some wonder if she might pay homage to her roots with an American or Canadian brand.
Right now only a small, select group of people know the designer’s name, so don’t expect to find out any time soon. Even Harry made himself scarce during the first fitting!— Omid Scobie (@_mio) January 19, 2018
Mulroney is doing more than help her best friend Markle choose a wedding dress, she's also assisting with planning the festivities. As a bridal planner, she's helping Meghan choose a concept for her wedding party outfits and the reception. ABC reports that she'll even help Markle create a "custom-made dress for her wedding day."
Markle invited Mulroney to her and Harry's home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, last week to design the bespoke piece. The bride-to-be "expressed the desire to wear something simple and classy and very elegant" on her big day, according to Scobie. "I think we'll see her go down that route for the wedding day as well," he added.
Fans of Markle, however, won't be surprised to see her wearing something simple, classy and elegant as she walks down the aisle. The former actress' everyday wardrobe already incorporates all three of those styles, and she's previously dropped hints about her dream wedding gown.
"Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist," she's said of her ideal dress. "I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic."