A story about Meghan Markle's "big plans" for her wedding dress is made-up, Gossip Cop can confirm. A tabloid is claiming to know the designers the bride-to-be is eyeing for her wedding to Prince Harry. In actuality, this is only a guess based on a comment she made in the past.
"Meghan Markle Has Big Plans for Her Custom-Made $500k Wedding Dress," Life & Style is announcing on its website. According to the gossip magazine, a "big chunk" of the budget for the upcoming royal nuptials is "dedicated to her designer white gown." The outlet claims it "exclusively" learned Markle is "eyeing Ellie Saab as the designer and has budgeted around $500,000 for the custom-made dress," while designer J. Mendel is "the other top contender." A so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, "It will reflect the romantic side of her personality."
But this isn't a legitimate scoop and these aren't real details about Markles actual plans. In actuality, these claims were inspired by an interview Markle gave to Glamour last year when discussing "Suits," on which her character was getting married. She told the publication, "I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic. Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs."
That's why the tabloid is naming Saab and Mendel as Markle's probable designers, and also why the outlet is claiming the design will be "romantic." Life & Style didn't get this from an "insider." It merely concocted a story based on old statements given to another publication. And even if the star were to select Saab or Mendel's handiwork for her big day, nobody actually close to her would be leaking that to a gossip outlet. That's why a variety of places are merely speculating about Markle's wedding dress designer, with some bookies even taking bets on who it'll end up being.
And for additional proof this tabloid has no genuine insight, consider some of the past falsehoods that have come from this unreliable magazine. That includes fictional tales about Prince Harry moving to Canada, and Markle and Prince Harry having a Christmas wedding in the Caribbean. In reality, the couple is tying the knot next spring and will live in England. So, does Life & Style have bona fide inside knowledge on Markle's "big plans" for her wedding dress? No, Gossip Cop is assured.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.