Whenever a royal wedding is announced, many thoughts go straight away to the dress. Who will design it? What will it look like? Will it start a new trend among brides? And people are right to think that way, as royal wedding dresses almost always go on to be iconic in their countries of origin. These 20 gowns, for example, are some of the most awe-inspiring ever to have been worn by queens and princesses.
20. Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Princess Claire of Luxembourg, known before her marriage to Prince Felix as Claire Lademacher, actually technically got two royal wedding ceremonies: a civil one and a religious one. But she saved her gorgeous Elie Saab-designed silk gown for the latter, which took place in France on September 21, 2013. It’s stunningly chic!
19. Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark
The nuptials of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, and Marie-Chantal Miller were a million-dollar affair that saw multiple monarchs gather in London on July 1, 1995. So, naturally, there was no scrimping on the wedding dress. Apparently, Miller’s Valentino gown was worth $225,000 and took 25 people four months to make.