Princess Beatrice married property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi quietly on the grounds of Windsor Castle, but it was her beautiful vintage wedding gown that really stole the show.
The 32-year-old borrowed a dress from her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. However, the royal bride remodelled the dress to her liking by adding sheer sleeves and changing the skirt. The Norman Hartnell dress was first worn by Her Majesty in 1961 at a State dinner in Rome. The Queen also wore the dress again to the London premiere of the film Lawrence of Arabia in 1962.
Now, the princess’ stunning vintage gown has been put on display at Windsor Castle, giving fans the chance to get a glimpse of the dress. And on Wednesday, Beatrice was pictured admiring her dress exhibit, which also featured her recycled Valentino shoes and a replica of her bridal bouquet.
The young royal dressed for the memorable occasion in a floral blue and green dress by The Vampire’s Wife, which she teamed with black stiletto heels. She wore her hair in soft waves and accessorised with a colourful face mask.
According to Hello! magazine, Caroline de Guitau, curator of the exhibition who hosted the visit said: “It was a really lovely moment for her to be reunited with her dress and to be able to see it as part of the display in the state dining room.”
“She seemed really, really happy and we talked about the history of the dress and its wearing by the Queen and the alternations that were made to turn it into a wedding dress.”
Beatrice is following in the footsteps of her younger sister Princess Eugenie, whose own wedding gown was placed on display last February. Eugenie tied the know with long-term partner Jack Brooksbank on October 12 2018.
The 30-year-old’s gown was made by British designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos and featured a corset top and beautiful full skirt made from a blend of silk, cotton and viscose. Eugenie also requested that her gown have a low back, to show off the scars she had from surgery to correct scoliosis.
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