Who is Ajay Mirpuri? Tailor opens up on Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s infamous bridesmaid dress row

Who is Ajay Mirpuri? Tailor opens up on Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s infamous bridesmaid dress row
Luxury suit and dressmaker, Ajay Mirpuri, claimed that the ordeal ended in tears for both Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton (Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images, Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images/YouTube/Keep Up)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: The tailor who was in the middle of an infamous rumor concerning an alleged altercation between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton over bridesmaid dresses for the Duke and Duchess' 2018 wedding has finally broken his silence after four years. Luxury suit and dressmaker, Ajay Mirpuri, claimed that the ordeal ended in tears for both the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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The dressmaker confirmed that for the four days prior to the wedding, he and three of his staff members worked around the clock at Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle after learning that none of the six bridesmaids' dresses made by French fashion house Givenchy were accurately sized. He claimed that although he did not actually witness a fight between the duo. The 45-year-old who is now an owner of a showroom in London's West End said that it is a shame that the reports of the fall-out between Meghan and Kate overshadowed how the young bridesmaids, including Princess Charlotte, looked on the day. 

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"If anything happened in the background, it didn't happen in front of me," the tailor said, according to Daily Mail. "But yes, weddings are stressful at the best of times – and especially one at this high level; you've got to respect that. They were faced with a problem like anyone gets at a wedding, with last minute hitches. I can understand why anybody would be upset if the dresses weren't fitting – it's nerve-wracking." He continued, "I feel for them all, because you wouldn't want the children to go out on a big stage in an ill-fitting dress – and that's what they were. All six bridesmaids' dresses had to be fixed, and we did it. I'm a royalist and I wanted to do whatever I could with my small business to serve the Royal Family."

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge stands on the steps with her mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge stands on the steps with her mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Mirpuri added, "We just got our heads down and said "Now we're here, we've got to fix it so that on the day Britain comes off well. Had this book not come out, no-one would have known it was us. But if it saved the day, it saved the day, and good luck to them. I won't say it upsets me, but in that whole big event, this [the row] is what's spoken about the most – it should be the fact that they [the bridesmaids] looked fabulous."

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Mirpuri spoke for the first time in his role since Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare' officially got published yesterday, January 10. In the book, the Duke reportedly mentions that he was upset that the initial reports of the argument primarily focused on Kate being left in tears. Harry has said it was Meghan who he found "on the floor sobbing." According to his account, Kate sent Meghan a text about her daughter Princess Charlotte crying because her dress was "too big, too long, too baggy" just four days before the May 2018 wedding. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and The Duchess of Sussex leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018 (Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Mirpuri said while speaking at his Mirpuri Bespoke showroom on London's New Bond Street that there was a huge amount of work to do on the dresses just days before the Windsor Castle wedding was to be globally televised. The gowns and wedding dresses were created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, artistic director of Givenchy. "I've no idea what measurements Givenchy had received, but with our experience and knowledge we could see straight away that all six bridesmaids' dresses had to be fixed, as they weren't going to fit," Mirpuri said. "We had to work tooth and nail for four days, four of us working until 4am three nights in a row, to make them fit. We left Windsor Castle at 10pm the night before the wedding. Did anyone on the day complain about the bridesmaids' dresses and how they looked? The answer is no." 

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex kisses his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England (Ben STANSALL - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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The tailor has worked for Meghan on several occasions and also worked for other royal family members. Besides he also worked for Elton John, Michael Caine, and Mariah Carey.  "I won't divulge that - or who paid the bill. I can't say it was four figures or five figures. But whoever's mistake it was paid the bill", he replied when asked what he charged. 

Who is Ajay Mirpuri?

Ajay Mirpuri is a luxury suit and dressmaker who worked in the 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. He has a showroom on London's New Bond Street and has worked for Meghan a number of times. Besides he has also worked for other celebs and even other members of the royal family. 

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