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Who Will Design Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress?

The brands rumored to be in the running.

One of the best-kept secrets leading up to the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle is who will design the bride's dress. (Or dresses, as the case may be.) And while royal lips remain firmly sealed, speculation has been swirling around a handful of fashion favorites for the plum gig. Here, a look at the labels that could walk down the aisle.

RALPH &amp; RUSSO Jack Taylor/Getty Images RALPH & RUSSO The London-based atelier, founded in 2010 by Australians (and real-life couple) Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, became an immediate one-to-watch when Markle selected their $75,000 black illusion dress for her royal engagement photos. In fact, The Daily Mail recently reported that Markle will indeed wear an intricately beaded Ralph & Russo dress at a cost of $135,000. However, palace officials have yet to confirm the report, meaning nothing is official. Markle posing in Ralph &amp; Russo&#39;s illusion dress, which raised a few eyebrows due to its sheerness. Handout/Alexi Lubomirski via Getty Image Markle posing in Ralph & Russo's illusion dress, which raised a few eyebrows due to its sheerness. Favored by celebrity clientele like Beyonce and the Kardashians, the house is known for its more accessible approach to haute couture. Wedding dresses currently make up <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/fashion/couture-ralph-and-russo.html" target="_blank">30 percent of the company&#39;s revenue</a> (due more to high price points rather than volume). Pictured: a gown from Paris Fashion Week, January 2017. Samir Hussein Favored by celebrity clientele like Beyonce and the Kardashians, the house is known for its more accessible approach to haute couture. Wedding dresses currently make up 30 percent of the company's revenue (due more to high price points rather than volume). Pictured: a gown from Paris Fashion Week, January 2017. Pictured: a gown from Paris Fashion Week, January 2017. Richard Bord/Getty Images Pictured: a gown from Paris Fashion Week, January 2017. Pictured: a gown from Paris Fashion Week, January 2016. Samir Hussein/Getty Images Pictured: a gown from Paris Fashion Week, January 2016. ERDEM Jack Taylor/Getty Images ERDEM In 2005, following an internship with Vivienne Westwood, Turkish-Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu launched his own eponymous label in London. Rumors about his involvement with the royal wedding began when his company announced it would no longer outsource its PR but instead manage it internally. Beloved for his colorful prints and ladylike yet bold aesthetic, ERDEM is no stranger to royalty. He&#39;s a favorite of Kate Middleton, having dressed her numerous times throughout the years, including this vibrant gown she wore to the 2015 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Beloved for his colorful prints and ladylike yet bold aesthetic, ERDEM is no stranger to royalty. He's a favorite of Kate Middleton, having dressed her numerous times throughout the years, including this vibrant gown she wore to the 2015 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner. Pictured: Middleton in ERDEM, September 2012. Pool/Getty Images Pictured: Middleton in ERDEM, September 2012. Pictured: ERDEM&#39;s whimsical take on a white wedding at London Fashion Week, September 2015. Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Pictured: ERDEM's whimsical take on a white wedding at London Fashion Week, September 2015. Pictured: ERDEM at London Fashion Week, February 2018 Tim Whitby/BFC/Getty Images Pictured: ERDEM at London Fashion Week, February 2018 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Jack Taylor/Getty Images ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Could royal history repeat itself? Middleton stunned in 2011 walking down the aisle in a custom-made gown meant to "combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterizes Alexander McQueen's work," according to palace officials. Pictured: Middleton in her oft-copied Alexander McQueen wedding dress. Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images Pictured: Middleton in her oft-copied Alexander McQueen wedding dress. Markle has already dabbled with McQueen, sporting one of the label&#39;s suits at the Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony on February 1, 2018. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Markle has already dabbled with McQueen, sporting one of the label's suits at the Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony on February 1, 2018. ROLAND MOURET Jack Taylor/Getty Images ROLAND MOURET A longtime friend of Markle's, the French designer piqued interest with recent (and mysterious) comments about his involvement with the royal wedding. And once again, like many of the rumored designers, Middleton has her own history with the house. Here she is at the 2013 premiere of &quot;Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom&quot; wearing one of his designs. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images And once again, like many of the rumored designers, Middleton has her own history with the house. Here she is at the 2013 premiere of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" wearing one of his designs. Pictured: Markle wearing a teal Roland Mouret gown to the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit. Jamie McCarthy/WireImage Pictured: Markle wearing a teal Roland Mouret gown to the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit. Pictured: A Roland Mouret dress at London Fashion Week, September 2017. John Phillips/BFC Pictured: A Roland Mouret dress at London Fashion Week, September 2017. BURBERRY Jack Taylor/Getty Images BURBERRY The iconically British fashion label — perhaps best known for its trademark plaid — is yet another name being bandied about in the press. Markle&#39;s involvement with the brand has thus far skewed toward the casual. Here, for a recent trip to Edinburgh, she opted for a blue-and-green-check Burberry trench. Samir Hussein/WireImage Markle's involvement with the brand has thus far skewed toward the casual. Here, for a recent trip to Edinburgh, she opted for a blue-and-green-check Burberry trench. But Burberry, of course, cleans up very nicely. British actress Lily James flaunted one of the brand&#39;s beautiful ball gowns at the 2018 BAFTAs. Karwai Tang/WireImage But Burberry, of course, cleans up very nicely. British actress Lily James flaunted one of the brand's beautiful ball gowns at the 2018 BAFTAs. Pictured: a white lace Burberry dress at London Fashion Week, February 2018. Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Pictured: a white lace Burberry dress at London Fashion Week, February 2018.