A woman who helped make Meghan Markle’s wedding dress thinks the duchess ‘misjudged the role’ of being a royal

a close up of a woman wearing a hat: Meghan Markle's wedding-dress maker said the former actress wasn't prepared for the pressure of the royal family. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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Meghan Markle’s wedding-dress maker said the former actress wasn’t prepared for the pressure of the royal family. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

  • Chloe Savage, Meghan Markle’s wedding-dress maker, said Markle “misjudged the role” of being a royal. 
  • Savage said Kate Middleton had “plenty of time to adjust,” while Markle “dived in headfirst.”
  • “The royal family has broken people before,” Savage said, later adding, “It virtually broke Diana.”
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As one of the women who helped make Meghan Markle’s iconic wedding dress, the professional embroiderer Chloe Savage had a behind-the-scenes peek at the royal wedding that would capture the world’s attention.

Fast-forward nearly three years, and Markle and Prince Harry have since taken a step back from the royal family to forge their own path in California with their 20-month-old son, Archie.

It’s a move that surprised many. But Savage told Insider

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The brand will be carried at 100 of its stores as well as Dillards.com.

Inspired by the 1960s and 1990s, the dress collection offers feminine styles and a mix of vibrant colors. It is designed to invoke a sense of youthful joy, with custom patterns and prints in easy-to-wear styles. LDT’s retail prices range from $139 to $229, with a $199 average retail price.

Alexandra Dillard, Dillard’s vice president of merchandising, said Thursday, “We haven’t seen a lot of newness, brands or lines emerge in the market for quite some time, and it’s exciting to see someone stepping out and trying something new and different. I love what they’re doing with their line.”

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Can You Solve The Mystery Of The Wedding Dress Mix-Up?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fourteen years after she wore it down the aisle, a woman in the north metro is trying to find the dress she wore on her wedding day.

WCCO dug into the mystery that Wendie Taylor is hoping social media will help solve. And like any good mystery, this one starts with the TV series “Gilmore Girls.”

“Just that good mother-daughter, you know, feel-good whatever kind of comedy to take away from the chaos that’s going on,” Taylor said.

On Saturday, Taylor and her 12-year-old daughter watched the show’s wedding episode.

a woman posing for a picture

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Wendie Taylor on her wedding day in 2006 (credit: Wendie Taylor)

“After the episode, McKayla and I were talking and said, ‘You’ve never actually seen my dress.’ And she said, ‘No, I haven’t I’ve just seen pictures,’” Taylor said.

She went to retrieve the gown she had paid to preserve 14 years

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