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40 of the Most Iconic Royal Wedding Dresses Throughout History

HizkiailSeptember 7, 2021

Like her mother, Princess Margaret, Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones’s wedding dress by Jasper Conran was minimalistic yet chic. The silk chiffon dress, with heavy organza layers, was fantastic and timeless. We can see many brides wearing this style even today.

Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones And Daniel Chatto - 1994
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For a royal, the event was intimate and took place in a small 17th-century church because they didn’t want a big affair. Instead of a tiara, she wore a flower crown, and it looked perfect on her.

Formerly known as Kendra Spears, the former model became Princess Salwa Aga Khan when she married Prince Rahim Aga Khan in 2013. For her traditional nuptials, Kendra chose an ivory and gold sari.

Kendra Salwa Spears And Prince Rahim Aga Khan - 2013
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She looked picturesque in the traditional frock that was perfectly fit for a royal wedding. Although she is married, a princess, and a mother now, Kendra still has time to model and continue her work to keep up with her career.

Princess Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein And Prince Amedeo of Belgium - 2014
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Sofia Hellqvist said “I do” to Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip in 2015. She wore a long-sleeve lace dress that took inspiration from Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. Designed by Ida Sjöstedt, the dress featured delicate lace made by José María Ruiz and a hand-cut and hand-stitched train.

Princess Sofia of Sweden And Prince Carl Philip of Sweden - 2015
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Sofia’s veil was made of tulle embellished with cotton appliques. She looked perfect, and her tiara tied the whole thing together. It must be cool to become a princess and get to wear a shiny tiara.

Although Princess Grace of Monaco’s granddaughter hosted a very lowkey wedding in June 2019, she had a larger celebration a month later. Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam tied the knot for the second time in Provence, and she wore a couture Giambattista Valli gown.

Charlotte Casiraghi And Dimitri Rassam - 2019


Charlotte’s dress looked like something from the 70s, and it fit her perfectly. They weren’t too over the top like other royal weddings, and it was perfect for their taste level and how they are as a couple.

German-born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz married Prince Michael of Kent in Vienna, Austria. Belville Sassoon designed the ’70s-style classic silk crepe royal wedding dress. The high neck donned with pearls looked fabulous with her large tiara.

Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz And Prince Michael of Kent - 1978
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It was her second husband after she got an annulment, and she wore the city of London diamond fringe tiara. Many other women copied her wedding dress style because it was so on-trend for the time.

The ceremony between Prince Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma took place in San Pedro Church in Lima, Peru. The 17th-century structure was the perfect backdrop for their nuptials, and Alessandra wore the most gorgeous dress.

Alessandra de Osma And Prince Christian of Hanover - 2018
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Designed by Spanish fashion designer Jorge Vazquéz, the dress featured long lace sleeves, and it was inspired by Kate Middleton’s dress. She wore a large bejeweled tiara to compliment her simple hairstyle.

The other royals should watch out because Lady Charlotte Wellesley and Alejandro Santo Domingo’s wedding was absolute perfection. Lady Charlotte wore a breathtaking white wedding dress by Emilia Wickstead, and she looked like a princess.

Lady Charlotte Wellesley And Alejandro Santo Domingo - 2016
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Lady Charlotte gave us all the #Bridegoals with her long-sleeve gown and unique collar. People lined the streets to watch the arrivals of the family, and there was even a bit of rain, which is good luck on your wedding day.

Peter Phillips was the first of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren to marry, and his beautiful bride Autumn Kelly was a vision in white. She wore a Sassi Holford gown with an A-line shape and a lace shall.

Autumn Kelly And Peter Phillips - 2008
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Her bridesmaids wore sage green dresses that matched her bouquet. Her simple tiara complimented the minimalistic dress. The couple’s wedding was more beyond beautiful, and the royal family showed up to share in the happy day.

The religious wedding of Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg and Prince Guillaume took place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg. Lebanese designer Ellie Saab took a total of 3,900 hours to make the dress.

Princess Stéphanie Of Luxembourg And Prince Guillaume - 2012
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Seven hundred hours were spent on the construction of the dress, and another 3,200 were spent on the embroidery. It was complete with the 13-foot train and 50,000 pearls.

Claire Lademacher and Prince Felix of Luxembourg got married in a religious ceremony in the south of France. Claire wore a picturesque lace gown by Ellie Saab. The ivory silk dress was embroidered with Chantilly lace floral motifs and glimmering silver threads.

Claire Lademacher And Prince Felix Of Luxembourg - 2013
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The gown had a 10-foot train with neo-baroque flower details that continued into the length of the silk tulle veil. She was the most gorgeous bride we have ever seen, and her tiara topped the whole look off.

The lavish wedding of Princess Tatiana and Prince Nikolaos of Greece took place in the breathtaking Spetses, Greece. Tatiana arrived in a horse-drawn carriage wearing an Angel Sanchez gown.

Princess Tatiana of Greece And Prince Nikolaos Of Greece - 2010
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Created from 131-feet of Chantilly lace with a molded bodice that showed off her slender waist. To keep herself modest in the church, she added a lace shall to cover her shoulders, and it perfectly matched her lace veil.

When Princess Anne Marie married King Constantine II, she must have predicted Princess Leia’s iconic hairstyle because she looked like a princess from a galaxy far, far away. Her dress was simple, yet the attention to detail was incredible.

Princess Anne Marie And King Constantine II - 1964
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The high-waisted number had lots of lace, and it was the perfect choice for her body. The wide neck design showed off her decolletage, and her simple necklace was the perfect accessory for the look.

Her brother’s rule-breaking marriage to a woman with a complex past paved the way for Princess Martha Louise to marry author, Ari Behn. For her lovely nuptials, Princess Martha wore an ivory dress covered in crystals and with long sleeves shaped like trumpets.

Princess Martha Louise And Ari Behn of Norway - 2002
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The coat dress was designed by Norwegian designer Wenche Lyche and she added Queen Maud’s pearl and diamond tiara. For the reception, she removed the coat to show off her arms.

Queen Soraya of Iran married Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on February 12, 1951, at the Marble Palace in Tehran. She wore the most stunning 40-pound strapless dress made of 37 yards of silver lame.

Queen Soraya Of Iran And Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi - 1951
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The gown featured 6,000 diamond pieces and 20,000 marabou feathers. It was also studded with pearls, and it was the perfect dress for a woman of her status. The dress was talked about for years because it was so lavish.