The royal-to-be has previously spoken about her love for Lebanese couturier Elie Saab.

It’s the gig every designer is keen to land.

And one regional label looks to be firmly in the running to dress the bride for the wedding of 2018.

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The regional labels we’d love to see on the Duchess of Cambridge

American actress Meghan Markle is set to tie the knot with Britain’s Prince Harry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, following a whirlwind romance.

 

In the lead-up to the big day, newspapers, blogs and fashion fans alike have been speculating as to what the 36-year-old will wear to walk down the aisle.

Will she go sleek? Princessy (this is a royal wedding, after all)? Glamorous? And, all importantly, which designer will she put in the spotlight?

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The Suits star has been sartorially diplomatic following her engagement, often turning to Canadian labels (she was based in Toronto prior to moving in with Prince Harry) and British brands, in a nod to her new home nation.

And while labels from those two countries could be selected, we here at Emirates Woman have high hopes Markle might turn to a designer from this region.

In fact, the actress has previously spoken of her love for one particular couturier when it comes to wedding dresses.

“I will always be a fan of Elie Saab,” Markle told Glamour in 2016 when discussing bridal gowns for her Suits character.

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Citing her wedding inspiration as Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who wore a bias-cut silk sheath by Narciso Rodriguez for her 1996 nuptials, the actress added that her own taste veers towards the “classic and simple… perhaps with a modern twist”.

“I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic,” Markle said.

And Lebanese designer Saab sure fits the bill, with his penchant for ethereal tulle, feathers and just a splash of shimmer.

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The lucky designer will likely stay tight-lipped until the big day (as Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen did prior to the Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials), but ahead of the wedding we’ve picked some of the most stately Saab designs that we’d love to see Markle sport…

The modern royal

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While still regal and romantic, this short-sleeved gown boasts a contemporary edge.

The Disney princess

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The full skirt is balanced by a nipped-in waist, while the off-shoulder cut is demure without being stuffy.

The intricate

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Whereas the Duchess of Cambridge donned lace, Markle would set herself apart in this ornate yet elegant full-sleeved number.

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The fairytale floor-sweeper

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Now this we could easily picture swishing down the historic aisle of St George’s.

The feminine faerie

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While it’s likely Markle might turn to the traditional veil-and-tiara combo, this sheer cape would imbue the ceremony with extra magic.

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