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Bookmaker suspends betting on Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer

Punters have been backing the American former actress to pick British fashion house Alexander McQueen.

Paddy Power said the flurry of activity on Tuesday morning saw odds for McQueen tumble from 16/1.

Royal watchers have been speculating on who Meghan Markle will chose to design her wedding dress (Alexi Lubomirski)

A spokesman for the firm said: “Our traders have been inundated with bets for McQueen to be the designer of Meghan’s dress this morning.

“So much so they’ve had to suspend the betting

“Either someone sneaky knows something, or there’s plenty of shrewd punters who are up on their fashion knowledge.”

Ms Markle would be following in the footsteps of future sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge if she opts for McQueen on her big day.

Prince William and Kate Middleton at the altar during their wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Kate turned to Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to design her intricate lace wedding gown in 2011.

Other designers tipped to create the former Suits star Ms Markle’s dress include Roland Mouret, Erdem and one of the Queen’s favourite designers Stewart Parvin.

Ms Markle’s stylist and close friend Jessica Mulroney runs a bridal store in Toronto so is said to have been helping the bride choose her gown.

The star and Prince Harry will wed in May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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