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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement announcement at Kensington Palace, London, in November 2017. Getty

The world will turn its attention to Windsor Castle on May 19 for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Naturally, the current conversation is dancing around various designer names and speculating which maison is working on the commission of the dress. After all, one tends not to debate which florist will be snipping the stems that line the aisle. In the fashion world, pros have added Stewart Parvin, Victoria Beckham (who has allegedly shared that she wants to design the gown), Alexander McQueen, and Erdem to the list of talent that could be lined up for, arguably, the biggest wedding commission of the year.

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The engagement portraits featured the 36-year-old Suits star in a creation by Michael Russo and Tamara Ralph, the Australian couple behind Ralph & Russo. In March 2016, Markle shared that she is into “whimsical or subtly romantic” wedding dresses. And yet, this doesn’t narrow down the options amid the British royal bridal dress debate. Remember, we had this very heated guessing game in the build up to the marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William. And the responsibility fell to Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. She didn’t disappoint.

Team Vogue Arabia weighs in on the sartorial hot topic and look to Middle Eastern design talent that could capture the gravity of the occasion in haute couture. Scroll down to see the bridal gown suggestions fresh from the editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut, and the fashion desk for bride-to-be Meghan Markle.

Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut, recommends…

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Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2018. Indigital

The dress: Elie Saab, Haute Couture Spring 2018 collection, the finale bridal gown.

Style notes: “This dress is classic and beautiful, perfect for a formal royal wedding.”

Vogue Arabia features director, Caterina Minthe, recommends…

Meghan Markle wedding dress

Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2018. Courtesy of Reem Acra

The dress: Reem Acra Spring 2018 Bridal collection

Style Notes: “The Duchess of Cambridge may have Diana’s ring, but these puffy sleeves announce that Meghan Markle is the new people’s princess.”

Vogue Arabia fashion director, Katie Trotter, recommends…

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Elie Saab Bridal Spring 2018. Courtesy of Elie Saab

The Dress: Elie Saab Bridal Spring 2018

Style Notes: “This is a timeless classic with just the right amount of romance for a royal wedding.”

Vogue Arabia beauty editor, Alexandra Venison, recommends…

Meghan Markle wedding dress

Zuhair Murad Bridal 2018. Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

The dress: Zuhair Murad Delilah dress from the Spring 2018 Bridal collection.

Style notes: “Murad is known for creating princess gowns. Markle belongs in an oversized skirt with subtle beading.”

Vogue Arabia managing editor, Alexandria Gouveia, recommends…

Meghan Markle wedding dress

Rami Al Ali Bridal 2018. Courtesy of Rami Al Ali

The dress: Rami Al Ali Spring 2018 Bridal collection.

Style notes: “A full skirt, lace sleeves, and a cinched waist – Markle should channel fellow actor-turned-royal Grace Kelly with this demure number.”

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