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The History of Royal Wedding Dresses

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:23:42 AM

 

Finding the right wedding dress is always important, but it is absolutely essential if you are having a Royal wedding. 

The dress a Royal bride wears on her wedding day is going to be seen by millions of people all around the world – immortalised in the daily papers and gossip magazines – and if she is not already a member of the British Royal Family, the dress will quite literally transform her into a princess.

For Royal brides, the wedding dress is a statement of what kind of Royal she wants to be and where she sees herself going in the future. Read on to discover the stories behind the most iconic wedding dresses in living memory.

Elizabeth II’s 1947 Wedding Dress

Elizabeth II was just 21 years old when she married Prince Philip in November 1947. As clothing was still rationed in Britain since the end of the Second World War two years earlier, the future monarch’s wedding dress material was also bought with rations (and an extra £200 from the government). Some members of the British public actually tried to send the young bride their own allowance for her wedding dress, which she then had to send back as it was illegal to take other people’s rations. She wore an ivory silk dress decorated with sea pearls and embroidered flowers which was elegant without appearing excessive.

Lady Diana Spencer’s ‘Quintessential Princess’ Dress

When a 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer got married in July 1981, she wore an ivory taffeta gown with a 25-foot train. It was everything that springs to mind when you think ‘princess dress’, from the huge puffy sleeves to the gigantic skirt which didn’t quite fit into the car. Diana’s dress looked like it had escaped from a fairy tale, but unfortunately it got creased on the way to the church.

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress: Fit For a Future Queen

Kate Middleton’s wedding in April 2011 was the happy ending to a real-life fairy tale. She was a regular girl who met a Prince and, in marrying him, ensured she would one day become Queen Consort to the future King of England. Her wedding dress showcased beautiful attention to detail, from the elegant lace to her signature sweetheart neckline, and it was a great example of a fairy tale for the modern world.

Meghan Markle’s Chic and Simple Wedding Dress

Meghan Markle was 36 years old when she married Prince Harry in May 2018. As a mature woman who has enjoyed a successful career and was previously married, Meghan wanted a simple, chic and elegant wedding dress which reflected her Hollywood past as well as her Royal future. Meghan’s dress did not have puffed sleeves or huge skirts, but did you know her veil was hand embroidered with flowers representing the 53 nations of the commonwealth?


Find out more about the story behind these iconic Royal wedding dresses in ‘Meghan Markle: Inside the Wardrobe of a Princess’ exclusively on True Royalty TV.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen, Kate Middleton, Royal Weddings

Royal News Round Up – 10th May

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:13:31 AM

 

From Royal births to charitable endeavours, it’s been a jam-packed week for the Mountbatten-Windsors. Get the truth behind the hype with True Royalty’s Royal News Round Up!

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Topics: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry

Fashion Styles of Iconic Princesses: Grace Kelly to Meghan Markle

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:03:48 AM

 

The days of enormous skirts, huge sleeves and elaborate headgear are now in the past: today’s Royal Princesses are stylish, modern and set fashion trends all around the world.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Grace Kelly

Property Portfolio: Where Do The Royals Live?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:17:04 AM

 

Queen Elizabeth II isn’t just the UK’s longest reigning monarch – she’s also a property tycoon with a huge portfolio of castles, cottages and stately homes.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Prince William

Now Live! The Royal Wives of Windsor

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:53:29 PM

 

For more than a hundred years, the strong-willed women who have married into the House of Windsor have stamped their indelible mark on the character of the British Royal Family. Now they have been joined by Meghan Markle – who may yet prove to be the greatest agent of change of them all.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton

The Gilded Cage: The Dangers of Marrying into Royalty

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:50:10 PM

 

Marrying a Prince  may sound like a fairy tale come true, but the reality of Royal life can be harsh and unforgiving. From navigating an endless list of unwritten rules to living the rest of your life in the public eye, Royal life can turn into a full-blown nightmare after just one faux pas.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton

Famous Royal Feuds

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:44:48 PM

 

  • You’ve heard the claims that Meghan allegedly made Kate cry at a dress fitting for Princess Charlotte and that Meghan and Harry moved to Frogmore to get away from the Cambridges. But how much of this is actually true and how does it compare to other Royal feuds throughout history?
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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Princess Margaret

Now Live! Two brand new episodes of The Royal View

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:42:14 PM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry

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