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Emilia Wickstead backtracks on her comments on Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

Remember when it was reported that designer Emilia Wickstead had casually slammed Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?

It was claimed she said the dress was identical to one of her designs, and noted that Meghan’s dress was ‘quite loose’ when the fit should have been ‘perfect’.

Oh, and apparently she criticised Meghan’s royal wedding hair, too: ‘Hold the wisps back. It’s a royal wedding for God’s sake.’

Naturally there was quite a bit of uproar about the comments, especially as Emilia Wickstead is a designer many of the royals love – Kate Middleton regularly wears the designer, and Meghan wore a bespoke Emilia Wickstead skirt suit back in April.

Emilia Wickstead has often dressed the royal family. (Picture: Darren Gerrish/WireImage)

Now Emilia has backtracked on those remarks, stating that Meghan Markle looked ‘absolutely beautiful on her wedding day.’

‘I am extremely saddened by commentary that has appeared in the press and on-line over the past few days,’ wrote Emilia in a statement posted to Instagram.

‘Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day and I have the utmost admiration and respect for her.

‘I do not think the wedding dress was a copy of any of our designs. I have the greatest respect for Clare Waight Keller and the House of Givenchy – a huge source of inspiration to me.

(Picture: Ben STANSALL – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

‘I wish Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a wonderful, happy and love filled life together.’

Reactions to the statement have been mixed.

Some have questioned why Emilia made the comments in the first place, while others aren’t sure about the genuineness of her retraction.

‘I am extremely saddened that people responded to my comments that I totally made and meant but you guys took the right way and that’s sad and I’m sad,’ wrote one commenter.

Another wrote: ‘Scared of a royal boycott are you?’

We’ll have to wait and see if Meghan’s kind enough to look past the drama and wear Emilia Wickstead in the future.

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