Crown Princess Mary’s gorgeous wedding dress now on display in Denmark

Feb 19, 2022
A display of gowns worn by Crown Princess Mary will be on display inside Frederiksborg Castle until August 2022. Source: Getty

Aussie born Crown Princess Mary’s stunningly iconic wedding dress has officially gone on display in Denmark as part of a special exhibition for her milestone 50th birthday.

The dress will take pride inside Frederiksborg Castle alongside other emblematic outfits worn throughout her career. 

The timeless wedding dress was first seen by the world on May 14, 2004, when Mary Donaldson fulfilled the wishes of many little girls, becoming a real-life princess and marrying Prince Frederik at the Copenhagen Cathedral.

The bespoke gown was a creation of Danish designer Uffe Frank, who used ivory duchess satin. The gorgeous dress was also fully lined with silk organza, and featured a scoop neckline and a slim-fit bodice. 

Mary’s scoop neckline and fitted waist bear similarities to the dress Meghan Markle wore for her wedding. Source: Getty

The waist of the dress itself was very simple, however, her outfit had a very sentimental touch. A wedding ring that belonged to Mary’s late mother, who passed in 1997, was stitched into the bodice of her gown, near her heart. 

Paying homage to her Australian roots, Mary’s bouquet incorporated eucalyptus, roses and a sprig of myrtle. Touchingly, Mary’s bouquet was later taken to Scotland to rest upon her mother’s grave. 

However, the gorgeous addition fo her mother’s wedding ring was not the most intrigued part of the dress’s design – the ost unique feature of the Princess’s dress, however, was found in the skirt.  Panels of the satin opened from her hip to reveal 8 meters of Irish lace. 

The lace was another sentimental touch, this time honouring Frederik’s family. It was part of the original wedding gift to Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden, Fredrik’s great-grandmother, which included the famous family veil.

Mary’s skirt kept its fullness thanks to the 31 metres of tulle edged in French Chantilly lace underneath. 

The Crown Princess wowed royal watchers around the world with her simple, yet elegant, wedding look. Source: Getty

The back of her dress also featured an iconic detachable train, which as comprised of 23.5 metres of satin. 

Crown Princess Mary also wore a Royal family heirloom during her special day, Crown Princess Margaret’s veil, which had been passed down through the family by Queen Ingrid.

The veil was anchored with her wedding tiara, which she paired with new earrings of brilliant-cut diamonds set in platinum with South Sea Island pearls created by Marianne Dulong.

Mary is the only in-law to wear the special veil to date. Source: Getty.

Other items included in the exhibition are a selection of outfits worn by the Crown Princess, like her blue sequined Jesper Jesper Høvring gown, a grey Prada dress, and the tiered gown she wore for Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday celebrations.

The exhibition is open until the end of August 2022.

Check out the sweet moment Mary arrives to her wedding below:

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