Wedding Gown Worn By Princess Beatrice Goes On Display At Windsor Castle
The wedding gown worn by Britain’s Princess Beatrice at her wedding two months ago will go on display for the public at Windsor Castle. It is the same place where her “secret” marriage took place two months ago amid the lockdown.
Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the castle to the west of London. It was a private ceremony held in July. Mozzi is a British property developer and he reportedly proposed her in Italy.
The couple had planned to marry in May but due to coronavirus lockdown, they decided to restrict the number of guests. The ceremony was attended by close family, including the 94-year-old monarch.
What You Should Know
- The wedding gown worn by Britain’s Princess Beatrice at her wedding will now be displayed for the public at the Windsor Castle.
- The wedding ceremony took place in July including close family members.
- Princess Beatrice’s wedding shoes will also go on display at Windsor Castle.
She wore an ivory dress that Queen Elizabeth herself first wore in the 1960s. Thirty-two-year-old Beatrice, asked the Queen for the Norman Hartnell-designed 1960s-era dress. Subsequently, she rearranged her wedding amid the coronavirus pandemic.
About the dress
The dress was reportedly made from Peau De Soie taffeta and organza, trimmed with Duchess satin. Peau De Soie is grosgrain silk that originated in modern Europe. Duchess satin is a low lustre blended satin which is also known as Bridal satin. To complete her look, she reportedly wore the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, which Queen Elizabeth herself wore on her wedding day back in 1947.
Reportedly, Hartnell was behind both Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress and coronation gown, in addition to Princess Margaret’s wedding look and other important royal garments.
The Queen’s trusted dressmakers, Angela Kelly and Stewart Parvin remodelled and fitted the Hartnell design to flatter Princess Beatrice.
The display’s curator Caroline de Guitaut said, “This royal wedding dress is particularly unique because I think it’s the first time in royal history and certainly in modern royal history, say from the 18th or 19th century onwards, that an existing dress … has been reworn and turned into a wedding dress” reported Reuters.
The dress was displayed on Thursday at Windsor Castle, which is a royal residence. The castle is open to the public from Thursday to Monday.
As per the report, Beatrice’s wedding shoes will also go on display at Windsor Castle. The shoes were made by Valentino, and it was a replica of her bridal bouquet. She also wore that shoe at Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Wedding in 2011.
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Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV