This Saturday, RTÉ One will air Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day from 11:30am with commentary from Maura Derrane, Evelyn O’Rourke and Darren Kennedy.

Why do we have such an interest in the couples big day? Well, as Maura explained, Irish people have a huge interest - not necessarily in the royals, but in the fashion!

Diana
Diana's wedding dress was designed and created by Elizabeth Emanuel and her husband David.

The women of the royal family have been a huge source of style inspiration the world over and this Saturday, we'll find out what a Los-Angeles born activist will bring to the table.

Although the designer of Meghan's wedding dress has remained top secret, some snippets of information have reached the public. Here's what we know so far...

Kate and William
Kate's wedding dress was Alexander McQueen

A white wedding?
Seeing as Prince Harry doesn't have direct succession to the throne and Meghan has been married once before - to producer Trevor Engelson for two years from 2011 - this royal wedding may be like no other.

It's not out of the question that the bride would follow tradition and avoid wearing ivory or white for a second wedding. After all, the Duchess of Cornwall chose to wear a cream dress and pale blue coat by Robinson Valentine for her marriage to Prince Charles.

charles and camilla
Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles

Ready and waiting
According to reports, Meghan's wedding dress has been fitted and finished. On May 9th, royal commentator Omid Scobie tweeted that the dress was waiting for inspection from the Queen in Windsor Castle.

It's not from Penneys, hun
If Look magazine's source is to be believed, the budget for Meghan and Harry's big day was doubled early on in the engagement with much of the cost going towards Meghan's dress.

In total, the wedding dress is rumoured to cost an incredible £400,000.

Israeli designer Inbal Drorby PA
Sketches from Israeli designer Inbal Drorby (PA)

Who are you wearing, eh?
In 2017, sketches of Meghan's supposed wedding dress by Israeli designer Inbal Drorby were leaked - you can check them out above.

Since then, a number of designers have been linked to the actress with Canadian designers receiving special attention due to the actress's affinity for the country.

While filming her former TV series Suits in Toronto, Meghan fell in love with a number of Canadian brands which she has worn on many of her public outings.

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Modern romance
In 2016, Meghan described her dream wedding dress to Glamour magazine:

"I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.

Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs."

Tune in to RTÉ One this Saturday at 11:30am to watch all the coverage of the couple's big day, with Maura Derrane, Darren Kennedy & Evelyn O'Rourke commenting on the big event.