While Meghan’s wedding gown has been praised for being a very modern fashion choice, Prince Andrew’s rumoured ex has claimed that she did it first.
Socialite Caroline Stanbury, who was romantically linked to the Duke of York back in 2000, shared a photograph of herself on her wedding day 14 years ago.
Commenting on the snap, she wrote on Instagram: ‘#memories who thinks my dress is slightly similar to today’s!’
She added on Twitter: ‘Took me back to my wedding 14 years ago …’
The photograph shows Caroline, 42, wearing an elegant £200,000 wedding dress featuring a high collar and three-quarter length sleeves.
Prince Andrew’s rumoured ex Caroline Stanbury compared her own wedding dress to Meghan’s Givenchy gown
Sharing the snap, she wrote on Instagram: ‘#memories who thinks my dress is slightly similar to today’s!’
Commenting on Meghan’s bridal gown, she added on Twitter: ‘Took me back to my wedding 14 years ago …’
The structured ivory gown, which was paired with a full-length veil, showed off Caroline’s waist, as well as having a sweeping train.
Meghan surprised fashion insiders by opting for a pure silk gown by Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller for her wedding yesterday.
The bride teamed the stunning dress, which is estimated to have cost £200,000, featuring a 15ft veil embroidered with flowers of the Commonwealth.
After Meghan’s wedding gown was unveiled, Caroline suggested that her dress bore a striking similarity to the Givenchy creation.
Meghan surprised fashion insiders by opting for a pure silk gown by Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller for her wedding yesterday
Her fans were quick to agree, with one writing ‘Very similar’, and another adding: ‘Classic styles never lose their grace.’
However, some Instagram followers struggled to see the similarities with one writing: ‘Definitely not No comparison Sorry’.
Caroline has her own royal connection, after being linked to Prince Andrew in 2000, following his divorce to Sarah Ferguson.
However, the socialite has previously denied ever having a relationship with the royal.
Caroline was previously romantically linked with Prince Andrew, pictured arriving at the wedding yesterday with daughters Eugenie and Beatrice
Caroline has been married to Turkish financier Cem Habib since 2004, after meeting the previous year
Speaking in an interview with The Mail On Sunday, she said: ‘The truth is we have known each other for many years – he knows my parents and used to read stories to my brother and sister, but we have only ever been friends.
‘Nothing went on between us so it was awkward when we were wrong-ly linked in the press.’
Caroline – who starred in the reality TV show Ladies of London – is now married to Turkish financier Cem Habib.
The couple, who have three children, met in 2003 and have been married for 14 years.