13 Gorgeous Royal Wedding Gowns from the Last Century to Present Day

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Royal weddings are always entertaining and sort of like real-life fairytales. One of the most exciting parts of celebrity weddings is definitely seeing the luxurious bride’s gown for the first time. Let’s take a look at some of the finest royal wedding dresses of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream (by Mendelssohn) Mendelssohn
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TIMESTAMPS
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II), 1947 0:37
Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1956 1:39
Diana, Princess of Wales, 1981 2:28
Princess Rania (Queen Rania of Jordan), 1993 3:30
Queen Letizia of Spain, 2004 4:10
Sarah, Crown Princess of Brunei, 2004 5:01
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 2005 5:44
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, 2010 6:23
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, 2011 7:05
Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan, 2011 7:52
Charlene, Duchess of Monaco, 2011 8:36
Princess Claire of Luxembourg, 2013 9:23
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 2018 10:04

SUMMARY
-Princess Elizabeth’s dress she wore on November 20, 1947 was embellished with silver flowers, dotted with 10,000 seed pearls, and had a 15-foot train.
-The wedding of the iconic actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III was dubbed “The Wedding of the Century” by the press at that time.
-One of the most memorable royal weddings ever: the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles took place on July 29, 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
-For her wedding, future Queen Rania of Jordan preferred a Western-style dress designed by Bruce Oldfield, who also designed many of Princess Diana’s evening gowns.
-The wedding of Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano and Felipe, then Prince of Asturias, took place on May 22, 2004. For her special day, the journalist-turned-princess chose a crisp white gown with a 15-foot train.
-Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah took Sarah Salleh as his bride on September 9, 2004. The ceremony was dubbed the “Asian wedding of the year”.
-Camilla Parker Bowles walked down the aisle in a classic blue-gold damask dress with gold embroidery. It was complimented with a striking gold feather headdress, adding even more style to the whole look.
-The wedding of Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée and Prince Daniel of Sweden was described as “Europe’s biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles married Lady Diana”.
-Catherine Middleton followed the British royal family tradition that goes back thousands of years: a classic A-line dress with a long train and veil. The gown was made by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen fashion house.
-The future Queen of Bhutan wore a light yellow tego and a red, yellow, green and white-colored kira, along with red earrings to match her red wonju.
-Charlene, future Duchess of Monaco, chose an ivory silk wedding dress, designed by Giorgio Armani, with embroidered flowers.
-The wedding dress of Princess Claire of Luxembourg by Elie Saab, which was made of white lining covered with lace and a long train, still inspires thousands of brides-to-be and makes it to the list of all-time favorite royal wedding dresses.
-Meghan Markle opted for an exquisite off-the-shoulder dress with three-quarter sleeves. The gown was created by a British designer and Givenchy’s creative director Clare Waight Keller.

Preview photo credit:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018: By Dominic Lipinski/Pool New/REUTERS,
Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge stand outside of Westminster Abbey after their Royal Wedding in London Friday, April, 29, 2011: By Martin Meissner/Associated Press/FOTOLINK/EAST NEWS,
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