Thinking about the level of secrecy Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress 30 years later and Meghan Markle‘s dress seven years later this code of honor did not change a bit. It might have gotten even stricter when you consider that there are plenty of creative new ways to invade privacy these days.

“I know we live in a culture obsessed with fame, but I happen to believe that privacy is a virtue and the relationship I have with my clients is private,” Alexander McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burtonwho made Kate’s dress, told T: The New York Times Style Magazine in 2014. It didn’t open up about the experience until three years after Kate’s wedding Prince William.

“Some people,” Burton said, “like to think that I was too shy or afraid to speak about the happy experience I had making the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, but I can tell you that that is nonsense is … There are people in the media who always want to invent sinister reasons for people’s discretion, but the desire of an instinctive, intelligent, resourceful young woman for a beautiful wedding dress – or any kind of dress – is the most natural thing of all World. And I was honored to take up the challenge and always will be. “

Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller called Meghan’s dress “a very secret dress” and wrote two years after the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in 2018: “Through hours of conversations, meetings and research, all the pieces slowly came … together. Purity and simplicity were the guiding principles, one Telling nature through the 53 Commonwealth of Flowers to bring the world on the journey of ceremony and subtlety that brings Givenchy’s lines and the Maison’s story to capture the classic timeless beauty I knew she was wanted to achieve. “