On their big day, royal brides like Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, Charlene of Monaco, Meghan Markle and the Queen herself leave nothing to chance. Your wedding dresses are true designer dreams in white. Those who want to get married will find breathtaking inspiration here.
1 / 19 With a beaming smile on their lips, Carl Philip and Sofia from Sweden drove through Stockholm after their wedding. © Charles Hammarsten/Imago
2 / 19 Princess Anne looked beautiful at 23 at her first wedding to 25-year-old Captain Mark Phillips on November 14, 1973. To match the cooler November weather, she chose a beautiful Tudor-style dress designed by her local seamstress, Maureen Baker, with long sleeves, a high neckline and flared cuffs. She paired her grandmother’s diamond tiara and veil, while wearing her hair in a parted Beehive-style updo. For her second wedding, the princess chose an unconventional wedding dress. After Anne and Mark separated in 1989, she married Sir Timothy Laurence in 1992. She wore a high-necked midi dress with a white jacket and simple black pumps. © Courtesy Everett Collection/Imago
3 / 19 Overjoyed, the Swiss Nina Flohr and Philippos Glücksburg, youngest son of the former Greek King Constantine II, said yes on October 23, 2021. The beautiful bride was led to the altar by her father Thomas Flohr (then 61). Nina’s pompous wedding dress with a meter-long, embroidered train was adorned with an extravagant bow at the cleavage area. The antique corsage tiara sparkled on her head, which her sisters-in-law Marie-Chantal (54) and Tatiana (42) had already worn at their weddings. © Ilias Koutoulogenis/Imago
4 / 19 On April 9, 2005, wedding bells rang for both Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles for the second time. The Duchess of Cornwall wore an elegant white coat and matching scalloped gown by Robinson Valentine for her civil wedding to Prince Charles at Windsor’s Guildhall. Two years later, in June 2007, the Duchess appeared in the same outfit at the opening of the National Assembly of Wales. Camilla swapped her eye-catching wedding hat for another wide-brimmed hat, this time sporting a triple pearl necklace and a different pair of shoes. However, she wore the same diamond brooch with the Prince of Wales’s feathers. She is the only royal to have recycled her wedding dress. © Toby Melville/dpa
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6 / 19 Since October 12, 2018, entrepreneur Jack Brooksbank has been the man on Princess Eugenie’s side. Designed by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the princess’ elegant £200,000 dress featured a deep V-neckline and a low-cut back. The fabric featured a range of symbols significant to Princess Eugenie (then 28) as motifs, notably a thistle for Scotland in recognition of the couple’s fondness for Balmoral, a shamrock for Ireland as a nod to the bride’s Ferguson family, the York rose and ivy symbolizing the couple’s homeland. Eugenie eschewed a veil and instead wore the chic Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara that belonged to the Queen Mother. © Steve Parsons/dpa
7 / 19 On May 19, 2018, the American actress Meghan Markle at 36 and Prince Henry Charles Albert David, better known as Prince Harry (then 33 years old), said yes. The wedding ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, one of the main residences of the British royal family. Duchess Meghan wore a white silk dress in a minimalist style, which had already caused a lot of conversation in advance as it came from Clare Waight Keller, the creative director at Givenchy. Her choice fell on a French fashion house and a British designer. The tailoring work on Duchess Meghan’s dress took almost 4,000 hours. The exact price of the robe was not revealed. According to rumors, the robe is said to have a value of around 112,000 euros. © Andrew Matthews/dpa
8 / 19 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip tied the knot in London’s Westminster Abbey. George VI (51, †1952), the father of the bride, led the princess to the altar on November 20, 1947. British fashion designer Sir Norman Hartnell was asked to design the Queen’s wedding dress. Her Majesty wore the ivory silk masterpiece embellished with crystals and 10,000 pearls. It featured a 15-foot (4.57 meter) star-shaped train woven at Braintree in Essex, inspired by Botticelli’s famous Renaissance painting Primavera, which symbolized post-war rebirth and growth. The Princess had collected dress vouchers to pay for the dress as Britain was still rationed at the time of their wedding in November 1947. © Pa Wire/dpa
9 / 19 Stéphanie of Luxembourg was led to the altar by her brother, Count Jehan von Lannoy. © Christophe Karaba/dpa
10 / 19 Mette-Marit and the Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon were married in Oslo Cathedral. © Sturlason / dpa / dpaweb
11 / 19 Princess Madeleine met her dream man Chris O’Neill in New York in 2010, and the romantic wedding followed three years later. © Liu Yinan/Imago
12 / 19 On May 14, 2004, all of Denmark celebrated the love of Mary and Frederik. © Srdjan Suki/dpa
13 / 19 The dream wedding of the year: On April 29, 2011, Prince William married Kate Middleton. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa
14 / 19 Máxima of the Netherlands already wore her wedding dress at the civil wedding in Amsterdam’s Beurs van Berlage. © Fred Ernst/dpa
15 / 19 Victoria and Daniel from Sweden crowned their happiness with a dream wedding in bright sunshine. © Camera Press/Imago
16/19 Gracia Patricia of Monaco’s wedding dress was paid for by the film production company MGM. © Belga/Imago
17 / 19 Felipe and Letizia of Spain exchanged vows in the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. © alterphotos/Imago
18 / 19 Princess Charlène’s wedding dress comes from the haute couture line Armani Privé. A designer dream in white: on July 2, 2011, Princess Charlène (then 32) enchanted not only the Monegasques and her fiancé Albert II of Monaco (then 53) in a wedding dress by Giorgio Armani. The native South African appeared in a classically tailored robe, which attracted everyone’s attention thanks to a twelve meter long train. Thousands of pearls and crystals were painstakingly sewn on by hand, and the sparkling decorations for Princess Charlène are said to have taken 2,500 hours of work. © Eric Gaillard/dpa
19 / 19 The train of Lady Diana’s wedding dress was 7.62 meters long on her wedding day. © dpa/EPA PA
London – When princesses, duchesses and queens-to-be step down the aisle, unique fashion moments are created to last forever. The beautiful, partly historical and valuable wedding dresses invite you to dream and remain unforgotten even after years.
The magnificent wedding robes of Princess Diana and Duchess Kate have gone down in history, but other royal weddings also reveal a lot of unique details. One of the 19 royal dreams shown was once made from ration coupons. The splendor of a royal wedding is hard to forget, but the moment when you, like the groom, catch your first glimpse of the bride’s dress is and always will be a very special one.