100 years of iconic British wedding dresses: From Kate Middleton to Princess Margaret

Since news of Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry broke, all anyone wants to know is what the American actress will wear for her big day.

Will she, like every other woman marrying into the British royal family, support the British fashion industry and wear a design by a designer from the UK? Or will she look abroad for her dressmaker?

As the 35-year-old picks out her perfect frock, we look back over the bridal ensembles worn at some of Britain’s most prolific weddings over the past century: from the late Queen Mother’s 1920s number to Fergie’s 17-foot train.

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For her long-awaited second marriage to Prince Charles, Camilla wore a bue-gold dress coat by Robinson Valentine with gold embroidery, inspired by a piece of her mother’s jewellery. She finished the look with a headpiece by Philip Treacy. [Photo: Getty]

Fergie’s wedding dress showcased her love for Andrew. The Lindka Cierach embroidered ivory silk dress boasted a scooped neck, padded shoulders and beading adorning the bodice. But the real talking point was her 17-feet train that was emblazoned with the letter ‘A’. [Photo: PA]