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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding outfits go on display – all the photos

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Prepare to get nostalgic! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding outfits are now on display at Windsor Castle, and visitors are invited to take a trip down memory lane. Meghan's beautiful dress, which was made by British designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy, can be seen in its full glory.

Meghan completed her elegant look with a showstopping five-metre-long veil. The veil, made from silk tulle, was embroidered with the flora of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth – a reference to Harry's recent appointment as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

Her veil was held in place by a diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, lent to her by the Queen. On public display for the first time, the tiara is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections, pavé set with large and small brilliant diamonds in a geometric design. At the centre is a detachable brooch of ten brilliant diamonds.

Here's what to expect from the wedding exhibition…

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In a recording that can be heard at the exhibition, Harry and Meghan discuss their plans for the wedding, including the choice of outfits, music and flowers. The Duchess says: "A great level of detail went into the planning of our wedding day. 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."

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Harry wore the frockcoat uniform of the Household Cavalry (the Blues and Royals), specially commissioned for the occasion and made by tailors at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row. The uniform's single-breasted blue doeskin jacket has figured braiding of Regimental pattern on the stand-up collar and sleeves. It is ranked to Major with large gold embroidered crowns on the epaulettes. The trousers, officially called 'overalls', are made from a blue and black barathea, a fine woollen cloth, and are fastened by a leather strap and buckle underneath the boot. Harry has loaned an identical uniform to the exhibition.

He says in a recording: "I chose the frock coat as a uniform, with permission from my grandmother, because I think it's one of the smartest Household Cavalry uniforms. It's one of my favourites, and I was very fortunate to be able to wear that on the day."

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Visitors at Windsor Castle will be able to see the special display, entitled A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, from Friday 26 October. Harry and Meghan's outfits will be exhibited alongside Prince George's pageboy outfit, and Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress.

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A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be open to visitors until 6 January 2019. It will then be moved to the Palace of Holyroodhouse from 14 June to 6 October 2019.

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Meghan's gown, which features a boat-neckline bodice, was made from double-bonded silk cady, and its graceful lines were achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The seams extend towards the back of the dress, from where the train flows in soft round folds, cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza.

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Also on display are Prince George's pageboy and Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid outfits. George wore a miniature version of the Blues and Royals frockcoat by Dege & Skinner, with his initials embroidered in gold thread on the shoulder straps. Princess Charlotte, one of six bridesmaids, wore a high-waisted ivory silk dress designed by Clare Waight Keller. It has short puff sleeves and a double silk ribbon at the waist, tied in a bow at the back. The Princess' white leather shoes were made by Aquazurra – one of Meghan's favourite brands – and embroidered with her initials and the wedding date.

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A replica of Meghan's bridal bouquet made from artificial flowers can also be seen. Florist Philippa Craddock designed the bouquet, which included sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, astrantia, sprigs of myrtle and forget-me-nots – Princess Diana's favourite flower. The myrtle sprigs came from a shrub at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, grown from a cutting brought from Germany by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband. Sprigs from the bush have been included in bouquets of all royal brides since the 1850s.

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