Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Royal weddings are always the main events of the year, followed by millions of people around the world. Well, every bride on this day, of course, wants to impress the public, because her dress will inevitably be discussed by everyone. And although everyone is looking for their own unique dress, the world of royals also has their own fashion trends. In our material, we have collected similar dresses that were worn by princesses and queens of different countries.
In 2011, at Westminster Abbey, Kate Middleton married Prince William. The bride wore an Alexander McQueen dress designed by Sarah Burton with lace sleeves and a V-neck. The dress was adorned with handmade lace applique from the Royal School of Needlework and a train that was almost three meters long. Floral embroidery on the sleeves was a tribute to Great Britain – roses, thistles, daffodils and shamrocks represented the four national symbols of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Princess Claire of Luxembourg wore an Elie Saab wedding dress in 2013 when she married Prince Felix. The sleeves and neckline of the wedding dress were decorated with chantilly lace flower patterns.
Princess Claire of Luxembourg and Prince Felix
In 2015, the wedding of the Swedish prince Karl Philip and Sophia Hellquist, the future princess of Sweden, took place. Her wedding dress also featured lace sleeves and a tapered neckline. The bride's outfit was designed by local brand Ida Sjöstedt. According to The Knot, the silk organza and crepe dress was embellished with handmade lace in three shades of white.
Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip
Lady Gabriella Windsor married Thomas Kingston in 2019 in a similar Luisa Beccaria dress with a sheer lace neckline and floral embroidered sleeves.
Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor
Spanish princess Christina wore a custom-made Lorenzo Caprile dress in 1997 to her wedding to sportsman Iñaki Urdangarin. For the big day, she chose an off-the-shoulder outfit.
Princess Christina and Iñaki Urdangarin
Meghan Markle liked the same style. In 2018, she married Prince Harry and chose a Givenchy dress designed by Claire Waite Keller for the church ceremony. Then Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex was working closely with the designer on the creation of this silk organza dress with open shoulders and three-quarter sleeves.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Princess Anne's stand-up collar wedding dress was designed by Maureen Baker, who worked for British brand Susan Small. The wedding of the daughter of the Queen of Great Britain and Mark Phillips took place in 1973. The outfit also featured wide sleeves and a two-meter train.
Mark Phillips and Princess Anna
In 2002, Maxima Sorreguieta Cerruti, the future Queen of the Netherlands, married Prince Willem-Alexander. At the ceremony, the bride appeared in a Valentino dress.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and King Willem-Alexander
Her ivory silk outfit had three-quarter sleeves and lace inserts on the sides of the skirt, and the neckline was reminiscent of the style of Princess Anne's dress, although the collar was lower.
Princess Victoria of Sweden also wore an off-the-shoulder dress when she married Daniel Westling in 2010. But the style of her dress, designed by the Pär Engsheden brand, was distinguished by the fact that the fabric was tucked along the neckline. An almost five-meter train complemented the elegant look.
Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
Charlene Wittstock, the future Princess of Monaco, wore an Armani Privé dress with a similar neckline to her wedding to Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2011. The dress, made of cream silk satin, was embellished with mother-of-pearl and Swarovski crystals.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II
High collar jacket type
The representative of the count family, Matilda d'Udequem d'Acos, the future Queen of Belgium, at the wedding with Crown Prince Philippe (he ascended the throne in 2013) in 1999, wore a dress with a collar thrown up like a jacket lapels. The dress had long sleeves and buttons on the front of the bodice.
Queen Matilda of Belgium and King Philip
The collar dress worn by Princess Martha Louise of Norway at the wedding was reminiscent of Queen Matilda's outfit. She married the writer Ari Ben in 2002, and went down the aisle in the outfit of the Norwegian brand Wenche Lyche. The couple divorced in 2017, marking the first time in the history of the modern Norwegian royal family. In 2019, Ari Ben committed suicide, reportedly as a result of problems caused by alcoholism and mental health disorders. Martha Louise is now meeting with the American shaman Durek Verett.
Princess Martha Louise of Norway
Journalist Letizia Ortiz chose a Manuel Pertegaz wedding dress for her wedding to the future King of Spain Philip VI in 2004. The outfit of the future queen was also distinguished by a spectacular raised collar. It was embroidered with lily flowers and wheat, symbols of the Spanish royal coat of arms.
Queen Letizia of Spain and King Philip VI