See These Iconic Photos of the Royal Brides' Wedding Dresses | From Queen Mother to Meghan Markle

See These Iconic Photos of the Royal Brides' Wedding Dresses | From Queen Mother to Meghan Markle

The only exception was the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, who married Prince Charles in 2005.

It has only been about a year since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding on May 19, 2018. The American bride had wowed the people with her gorgeous gown just like Kat Middleton had done during her wedding to Prince William in 2011. 

Every bride hopes to have a fairytale wedding and dress, and these women actually got what they hoped for. While Queen Elizabeth had married in times of rationing, after the second world war, which forced her to use coupons to buy the dress material, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle wore designer gowns at their weddings. Each bride dazzled in her own way. 

Here's a look back at all the royal brides through the years, right from the Queen Mother to Meghan Markle.

1. Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (The Queen mother) married King George VI in 1923. She had worn a drop-waist embroidered silk gown, designed by Madame Handley Seymour. Seymour had previously been the dressmaker for Queen Mary. 

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2. Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen and Prince Philip Mountbatten married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey. She wore a Norman Hartnell long-sleeve dress with a high neckline, tailored bodice, and short train, according to Town & Country. Since her wedding took place during rationing, she bought the dress material using coupons. The dress was embroidered with 10,000 white seed pearls, silver thread, sparkling crystals and transparent appliqué tulle embroidery. Her satin bridal shoes were created by Edward Rayne, according to Mirror UK


3. Princess Diana

Lady Diana Frances Spencer married Prince Charles of Wales on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral in London and became a princess. Her wedding dress was considered the "most closely guarded secret in fashion history." It was made by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, British fashion designers. The gown was beautified with 10,000 pearls and a 25-foot-long train.


4. Duchess Camilla

Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall eschewed the white gown when she married Prince Charles of Wales on April 9, 2005 at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Guildhall. Instead, she wore a soft blue chiffon dress with a sleek blue and gold damask coat. Her coat's collar was embellished with gold embroidery, according to Town & Country. 


5. Kate Middleton

When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011 she gained the title of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. She wrote a long-sleeved lace dress featured a satin bodice and a silk tulle skirt designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The bridal train measured just under 9ft and she wore the Queen's Cartier halo tiara and Robinson Pelham diamond earrings.


6. Meghan Markle

The former actress wore a simple and elegant white gown designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The dress had a bateau neckline and three-quarter sleeves in pure white color. The veil was 16.5 ft and hand-embroidered on silk tulle. 


Here's a photo of Princess Diana and her two daughters-in-law on their wedding days: 





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