Meghan Markle Just Wore a Dress by the Designer Who Allegedly Called Her Wedding Gown a Rip-Off

During their royal visit to Northern Ireland (their first official trip abroad as a married couple), Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stopped over at the British Ambassador"s official residence in Dublin for a garden party. The royals love a good garden party, after all!

For the occasion, Markle chose a high-waisted, A-line LBD with pockets and a simple belt detail, which was designed by Emilia Wickstead. And yes, that"s the same London-based designer who allegedly claimed Markle"s Givenchy wedding gown was a rip-off of one of her own bridal designs.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a garden party at the British Ambassador

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Back in May, news sources claimed that Wickstead had said the gown was "identical" to one of her own designs, and that "a lot of commentators" were saying so too. The Mail also said that Wickstead criticized the fit of the gown and Markle"s hair.

However, the designer — who is also one of the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton"s go-to designers — denied these allegations against her with an official statement on Instagram. She says that she was "saddened by commentary that has appeared in the press and on-line." "Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day and I have the utmost admiration and respect for her," she continued. "I do not think her wedding dress was a copy of any of our own designs."

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So then, the outfit certainly seems like a low-key, classy way for Meghan to say "apology accepted." And also, she looks great.

This actually isn"t the first time the Duchess has worn an all-black Emilia Wickstead ensemble. A month before the royal wedding even took place, she attended a church service in honor of Anzac Day on April 25th at Westminster Abbey in a two-piece Emilia Wickstead crepe look.

The actress honors Australia and New Zealand war veterans with the royal family.

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