Meghan Markle has new high-profile neighbors living near the Montecito, California mansion she shares with Prince Harry and their son, Archie Harrison. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom reportedly just bought the house right next to the Sussexes.
But, reports re-emerged, via Daily Express, that Perry once criticized her new royal neighbor's choice for a wedding dress. Apparently, the Roar singer thought that Meghan wore an ill-fitting gown on the biggest day of her life: her royal wedding to Prince Harry.
Perry said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that Meghan should have gone to one more fitting because her gown was slightly loose. The pop singer also thinks that Kate Middleton's gown, which she wore for her 2011 wedding to Prince William, was better compared to Meghan's dress.
lare Waight Keller of Givenchy designed Meghan's wedding dress. Sarah Burton of the Alexander McQueen fashion house did Kate Middleton's bridal gown.
Designer Emilia Wickstead agrees with Perry's observation that Meghan's gown didn't fit quite well and was loose. Wickstead is a familiar label to the duchesses as they've worn some of her dresses at royal engagements before.
However, Perry backpedaled and said that she loves the Duchess of Sussex. While she might not lie about style or fashion, Perry admitted that she admires Meghan for her commitment to public service.
Perry and Bloom bought a $14 million mansion in Montecito to raise their daughter Daisy Dove, who was born over the summer. According to People, the pair wants the same privacy in California as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex so they decided to permanently buy a house in the area.
Meanwhile, according to Daily Mail, the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex are still the most searched fashion mavens on Google. Data trends from Fulton Umbrellas showed that Kate tops the list among famous royal family members whose outfits are popularly searched online by the fans. Meghan comes a close second, while Princess Beatrice, Princess Anne, and Queen Elizabeth were in third to fifth place, respectively.
The sisters-in-law had limited visibility and in-person engagement because of the lockdown. Despite this, they continued to showcase their style during virtual conferences with the charities and causes they support. Fulton Umbrella, however, noticed that searches for Meghan dipped this year after she and Prince Harry stepped back from their royal roles. Kate, on the other hand, has been dominating the fashion trend searches since 2017.