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Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings – from Diana to Meghan Markle as her mum Doria Ragland wears Oscara de la Renta

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Doria Ragland fulfils her mother of the bride duties as she sits beside Meghan Markle in a car on the way to St Georges Chapel (Picture: Getty Images)

Meghan Markles mother Doria Ragland looked radiant as she emerged in her mint green gown ahead of watching her daughter marry Prince Harry.

Doria was first seen leaving Cliveden House hotel as she and Meghan were driven to St Georges Chapel for the church service.

At any wedding – royal or not – all eyes are on what the mother of the bride has chosen for her daughters special day, as well as what the brides frock looks like.

Now Dorias top-secret Oscar de la Renta outfit has been revealed in all its glory, here, we take a look back at what the royal mother of the brides have worn in history…

MEGHAN MARKLES WEDDING TO PRINCE HARRY

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436gl) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018

(Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

On Saturday 19 May, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry.

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MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Doria Ragland

When daughter Meghan married Prince Harry, Doria Ragland wore a stunning mint green dress and coat by Oscar de la Renta, with a wool Stephen Jones hat. She completed her radiant look with Aquazurra shoes.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685437ex) Doria Ragland The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018

Doria Ragland turns up at the ceremony in Windsor Castle (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

(Left-right) Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall walk down the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall following the wedding of Harry and Meghan (Picture: PA)

What about the Queen?

The Queen stood out in a striking lime green outfit with purple feather detail on her hat. Clearly shed swapped notes with Doria regarding the colour theme for the day.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles after the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, pool)

The Queen beams at Prince Harry and Meghan Markles wedding (Picture: AP)

ZARA PHILLIPS WEDDING TO MIKE TINDALL

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Zara Phillips departs for her wedding at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh (Picture: Getty)

On 30 July 2011, Zara Phillips married Mike Tindall.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Anne, Princess Royal

When daughter Zara Phillips married Mike Tindall, Anne, Princess Royal wore a pretty red pleated dress with a cream and red floral jacket. She finished her look with a head-piece, cream gloves and a cream bag.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Princess Anne and Phil Tindall depart from the Royal wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

What about the Queen?

The Queen looked absolutely stunning in a peach-coloured dress and jacket with a pretty matching hat.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Britains Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the wedding between England rugby player Mike Tindall and her granddaughter Zara Phillips at Canongate Kirk (Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

What about Peter Phillips' wedding?

Princess Anne was mother of the groom on 17 May 2008 when her son Peter Phillips married Canadian Autumn Kelly.

She wore a burgundy dress with a cream jacket for the occasion.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The brides father Brian Kelly speaks to Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and her husband Timothy Laurence following the wedding of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly at St. Georges Chapel in Windsor (Picture: Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/WireImage)

What about the Queen?

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Queen Elizabeth ll speaks to bridesmaid Zara Phillips at the wedding of her brother Peter Phillips (Picture: Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/WireImage)

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KATE MIDDLETONS WEDDING TO PRINCE WILLIAM

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day in April 2011 (Picture: AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

On Friday 29 April, Kate Middleton – now the Duchess Of Cambridge – married Prince William.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Carol Middleton

Carol stunned in a powder blue dress and jacket ensemble, with a stylish matching hat. Her shoes and bag were blue/silver, providing a subtle contrast to her outfit.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Carole Middleton (L) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

What about the Queen?

The Queen opted for a spring-themed yellow outfit.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

(Picture: Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The outfit and hat, designed by Angela Kelly, went on display at Fashioning A Reign: 90 years Of Style From The Queens Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace in July 2016 (Picture: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

What about Pippa Middleton's big day?

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britains Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives with her father Michael Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews at St Marks Church in Englefield (Picture: REUTERS/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool)

As it was a kind-of royal wedding, heres what Carol wore to Pippa Middletons wedding on 20 May 2017.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Carol Middleton and Michael Middleton seen leaving St Marks Church after the Wedding Ceremony on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England. (Picture Neil Mockford/GC Images)

LAURA PARKER BOWLES WEDDING TO HARRY LOPES

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes (Picture: Gianfranco Calcagno/FilmMagic)

On 6 May 2006, Camillas daughter Laura Parker Bowles married Harry Lopes,

Harry used to be a Calvin Klein underwear model and now works as a chartered accountant.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall

Camilla looked radiant in a pale green dress and jacket outfit with featured pleats.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Prince Of Wales & The Duchess Of Cornwall Attend The Wedding Of Laura Parker Bowles & Harry Lopes At St Cyriacs Church, Lacock, Wiltshire. (Photo by Justin GoffUK Press via Getty Images)

What about Tom Parker Bowles' big day?

This next outfit isnt strictly a mother of the bride outfit but it is what Camilla wore as mother of the groom when her son Tom Parker Bowles married Sara Buys in 2005.

Tom and Sara split in January 2018.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Sara Buys at St. Nicholas Church in Rotherfield Greys, Great Britain. (Picture: Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Prince Of Wales & The Duchess Of Cornwall at the wedding of Tom Parker Bowles and Sarah Buys on 10 September 2005 at St. Nicholas Church Near Henley On Thames (Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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LADY SARAH ARMSTRONG-JONES WEDDING TO DANIEL CHATTO

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Sarah Armstrong-Jones and Daniel Chatto on their wedding day at St Stephen Walbrook in the City (Picture: ADRIAN CLACK/AFP/Getty Images)

On 14 July 1994, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones married Daniel Chatto.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret chose a pale blue outfit for her daughters wedding – again showing the royals love to match their dresses to long jackets for weddings.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Princess Margaret with Lord Snowdon at Lady Sarah Armstrong-Joness wedding (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

David Armstrong-Jones' wedding

Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdons son David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, married Serena, Vicountess Linley in 1993.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Wedding Of Viscount And Viscountess Linley At St. Margarets, Westminster. (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Queen With Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross, Comptroller Of The Lord Chamberlains Office, Arriving For The Wedding Of Viscount Linley To Lady Serena Stanhope (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

SARAH FERGUSONS WEDDING TO PRINCE ANDREW

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson wave outside of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On Wednesday 23 July 1986, Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew. The pair divorced in 1996.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Susan Barrantes

Susan Barrantes (1937-1998) wore yellow for her daughter, Sarah Fergusons, wedding to Prince Andrew. Another example of the jacket-and-dress combination.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

(Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

What about the Queen?

As mother of the groom, the Queen wore a lilac number with a matching hat for her sons wedding.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Queen And Prince Philip Attending The Wedding Of The Duke And Duchess Of York. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

DIANA SPENCERS WEDDING TO PRINCE CHARLES

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Diana Princess of Wales and Prince Charles on their wedding day (Picture: Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

On Wednesday 29 July 1981, Diana and Charles married.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Frances Shand Kydd

Similar to the colour worn by the Queen five years later for Prince Andrews wedding, Frances Shand Kydd (1936-2004), opted for a lilac-hued mother of the bride outfit.

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It complimented her blue sapphire engagement ring perfectly, which is reportedly why Diana chose to have a blue sapphire engagement ring, so she could match her mum.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Frances Shand Kydd during the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer in London (Picture: Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

What about the Queen?

The Queen stood out in a turquoise number.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

GREAT BRITAIN – JULY 29: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Frances Shand-Kydd, Earl Spencer and other wedding guests at St Pauls Cathedral for the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Queen stands next to Diana on the balcony at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

PRINCESS ANNES WEDDING TO MARK PHILLIPS

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips share a laugh on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding (Picture: Getty)

On 14 November 1973, Princess Anne married Zara and Phillip Peter Phillips father Mark Phillips. They divorced in 1992.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen wore a royal blue jacket dress for her only daughters wedding – and she couldnt have looked happier as she stood next to her mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother pose on the balcony during Princess Annes wedding (Picture: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Queens royal blue outfit, designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, went on display at Fashioning A Reign: 90 years Of Style From The Queens Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace in 2016 (Picture: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

What about her sons' marriages?

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Queen wore turquoise for Prince Charles wedding to Diana Spencer in 1991 (Picture: Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Queen wore blue for Prince Andrews wedding to Sarah Ferguson in 1986 (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The Queen wore lilac to the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

And Princess Annes second marriage…

On 12 December 1992 – the same year she divorce Mark Phillips – Princess Royal married Timothy Laurence.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Commander Tim Laurence and Britains Princess Anne are seen in their car after their wedding at Crathie Church 12 December 1992 in Scotland (Picture: EPA/AFP/Getty Images)

PRINCESS MARGARETS WEDDING TO ANTONY ARMSTRONG-JONES, 1st EARL OF SNOWDON

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Princess Margaret and her new husband Antony Armstrong-Jones leave Westminister Abbey after their wedding.(Picture: Getty)

On 6 May 1960, Princess Margaret (1930-2002) married Antony Armstrong-Jones (1930-2017), 1st Earl Of Snowdon. They divorced in 1978, the same year he married Lucy Hogg. Princess Margaret never remarried.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

The Queen Mother (1900-2002), wore an off-white gown with a matching jacket and a peach-coloured hat.

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Queen Elizabeth (foreground), the Queen Mother and Prince Charles (right), arrive at the wedding of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey in 1960 (Picture: Derek Berwin/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth with Queen Mother and son Prince Charles in the Queen Alexandra coach on way to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of Princess Margaret with Antony Armstrong Jones (Picture: Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

ELIZABETH IIS WEDDING TO PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh marry (Picture: Getty)

On 20 November 1947, Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

The iconic balcony moment (Picture: Getty)

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings as Doria Ragland chooses mint green

King George VI (1895 – 1952) and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1900 – 2002) at Westminster Abbey, on the wedding day of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip (Picture: Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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