Anna Wintour says Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are her dream Met Gala guests

The 2019 Met Gala takes place Monday 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Saturday 04 May 2019 14:29
Anna Wintour reveals she wants the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex to attend the Met Gala

Anna Wintour has revealed her dream guest list for the annual Met Gala would include two members of the British royal family.

During an interview with Today’s Jenna Bush Hager, the Vogue editor-in-chief discussed details of the upcoming Met Gala, which takes place on Monday, including everything from the colour of the red carpet to the “no selfie rule”.

But, according to Wintour, who oversees every detail of the exclusive celebrity-studded event, there are two guests she wishes would attend - the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge.

In response to a question about her dream guest, Wintour said: “I would love to have the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge together.

“That would be my dream couple,” she said, before adding: “They could leave their husbands at home. It’s the two of them I want.”

Although it is unlikely Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton will be in attendance this year, as the royal baby is expected any day, royalty have attended the fashion-focused event before.

Last year, Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, attended the gala in a Grecian-style gown by Alberta Ferretti.

And in 1996, Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother Princess Diana was in attendance, dressed in a navy slip dress by John Galliano for Dior.

This year’s theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion - which Wintour confirmed is “nothing about nature” and instead about “everything completely artificial and fake and not really what you think it means”.

As for how she hopes guests will interpret the theme, Wintour said: “We want them to take risks, to be fearless, to have fun with fashion.

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