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Royal Wedding: The guest wedding outfits to end all wedding outfits.

Dressing for a royal wedding is not an everyday event.

It’s estimated that 600 guests have been invited to the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, which will be held at St George’s Chapel.

2,640 members of the public have also been invited onto the grounds of Windsor Castle.

However for those lucky, handpicked guests, there’s a strict dress code that they’ll have to abide by. Unless of course they’re willing to embarrass themselves in front of THE Queen.

According to the invitations that were sent out in March, they clearly stipulated men were advised to wear “uniform, morning coat or lounge suit” attire, with the dress code for female guests, “a day dress with a hat”.

This means that we’ll most likely be seeing male guests arrive in either their ceremonial uniforms (if applicable) – like Prince Harry in his navy blue dress uniform at the wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine, or a morning suit which is like a less formal version of black-tie, with an injection of (demure) colour allowed.

According to professional coaching and etiquette company Debrett’s, the morning coat should be “single-breasted with peaked lapels, curved front edges sloping back into tails.”

Royal wedding dress code.
Prince Harry and Prince William in the red ceremonial uniform for the Irish Guards at his wedding in 2011. Image: Getty.

On the other hand, female guests have a little bit more freedom with their outfits.

Within reason.

Women are expected to choose dresses which aren't too revealing, with Debrett's stating that a dress with a jacket, bolero or a pashmina is preferred and advising against anything sleevess that has a "narrow strap."

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When it comes to accessories, pearls are encouraged, and hats are more or less essential.

Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York at the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Duchess Catherine. Image: Getty.

How did guests choose to translate the look? Well, have a look below.

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Prince William and Prince Harry make their arrival as they wait for Meghan Markle to appear. Image Getty.
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Kate Middleton's private secretary Rebecca Deacon and Adam Priestley.
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Britain's Princess Beatrice of York.
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Anne, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence.
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Britain's Princess Eugenie of York.
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Suits actor Rick Hoffman greets fans. Image: Getty.
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Daughter of Princes Anne and her husband Mike Tindall make their arrival.
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Suits actress Abigail Spencer (first from the left) and Markle's close friend Priyanka Chopra (second from the left) arrive. Image: Getty.
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Prince's Harry's friend, British singer Joss Stone (R). Image: Getty.
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Suits Actor Gabriel Macht and wife Jacinda Barret.
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Suits Actor Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive at St George's Chapel. Image: Getty.
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Meghan Markle's friend, US tennis player Serena Williams (L) and her husband US entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian (R).
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Julia Carey and James Corden make their entrance.
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Former British Prime Minister John Major (CR) and his wife Norma (CL).
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Sarah, Duchess of York looks impeccable. Image: Getty.
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US Suits actress Gina Torres.
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Caroline Greenwood and former international rugby star Will Greenwood. Image: Getty.
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Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy.
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On our best-dressed list - Amal Clooney and George Clooney. Image: Getty.
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British parasport athlete David Henson, MBE and wife Hayley Henson.
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David Beckham and Victoria Beckham have arrived in a controversial outfit that breaks the anti-black wedding dress code. Image: Getty.
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David Beckham arriving in his morning suit. Image: Getty.
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Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor (L) and husband British television presenter Dan Snow Image: Getty.
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Former English rugby union player Clive Woodward and Jayne Williams. Image: Getty.
Pippa Middleton (L) and her husband James Matthews (R) have arrived.
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Model and niece of Diana Spencer, Lady Kitty Spencer arrives in a stunning headpiece.
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England rugby international James Haskell and Chloe Madeley.
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British actor Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre. Image: Getty.
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Prince's Harry's friend, British singer James Blunt (R) and Sofia Wellesley. Image: Getty.
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Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer arrives with his wife, Countess Karen Spencer. Image: Getty.
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Surprise guest Oprah Winfrey was one of the first guests to arrive. Images via Getty.
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Argentine photographer and model Delfina Blaquier and Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras. Image: Getty.
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