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Royal wedding dresses

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A collection of historic royal wedding dresses worn by royal brides over the last 200 years.

  1. Collection of royal wedding dresses

    Collection of royal wedding dresses

    The royal wedding dresses worn by (l-r) Princess Margaret (1960), Princess Alexandra of Kent (1963), Princess Charlotte (1816), Alexandra of Denmark (1863), and Princess Mary of Teck (1893).

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  2. Conservation of Queen Victoria

    Conservation of Queen Victoria's dress

    The silk satin wedding dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1840, when she married Albert Saxe-Coburg, is prepared by a conservator for conservation work to begin.

    Victoria popularised the white wedding dresses, and this simply, yet elegant wedding dress will be displayed at Kensington Palace from March 2012 as part of the ‘Victoria Revealed’ permanent exhibition at Kensington Palace.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  3. HRH Princess Alexandra

    HRH Princess Alexandra's wedding dress

    This cream lace dress with a slim bodice was worn by HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent when she married Hon. Angus James Bruce Ogilvy in 1963.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  4. HRH Princess Margaret

    HRH Princess Margaret's dress

    A conservator puts finishing touches to the simple but stunning wedding dress worn by HRH Princess Margaret when she married Lord Snowdon in 1960.

    The glamorous dress comprised a fitted bodice and a full skirt of fine diaphanous silk.

    Copyright: Historic Royal Palaces

  5. HRH Princess Margaret

    HRH Princess Margaret's wedding dress

    This simple but stunning wedding dress was worn by HRH Princess Margaret when she married Lord Snowdon in 1960. The glamorous dress comprised a fitted bodice and a full skirt of fine diaphanous silk.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  6. HRH Princess Margaret

    HRH Princess Margaret's wedding gown

    A conservator puts finishing touches to the simple but stunning wedding dress worn by HRH Princess Margaret when she married Lord Snowdon in 1960.

    The glamorous dress comprised a fitted bodice and a full skirt of fine diaphanous silk.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  7. Lace sleeve of Queen Victoria

    Lace sleeve of Queen Victoria's dress

    Details of Honiton lace on the sleeve of the silk stain wedding dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1840, when she married Albert Saxe-Coburg.

    Victoria popularised the white wedding dresses, and this simply, yet elegant wedding dress will be displayed at Kensington Palace from March 2012 as part of the ‘Victoria Revealed’ permanent exhibition at Kensington Palace.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  8. Princess Charlotte

    Princess Charlotte's dress

    A conservator puts finishing touches to Princess Charlotte’s wedding dress (1816).

    This elaborate cloth-of-silver empire line dress embroidered with flowers and trimmed with Brussels lace, worn when the Princess married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, is 195-years-old, the oldest royal wedding dress that Historic Royal Palaces cares for.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  9. Princess Charlotte

    Princess Charlotte's wedding dress

    This elaborate cloth-of-silver empire line dress embroidered with flowers and trimmed with Brussels lace was worn by Princess Charlotte when she married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg in 1816.

    This remarkable, glittering dress is 195-years-old, the oldest royal wedding dress that Historic Royal Palaces cares for.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  10. Princess Charlotte

    Princess Charlotte's wedding gown

    A conservator puts finishing touches to Princess Charlotte’s wedding dress (1816).

    This elaborate cloth-of-silver empire line dress embroidered with flowers and trimmed with Brussels lace, worn when the Princess married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, is 195-years-old, the oldest royal wedding dress that Historic Royal Palaces cares for.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  11. Princess Mary

    Princess Mary's wedding dress

    This white satin dress decorated with a pattern of British and Irish flowers, tied together with a lovers’ knot, was worn by Princess (Victoria) Mary of Teck when she married Prince George, Duke of York (later King George V) in 1893.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  12. Queen Victoria

    Queen Victoria's wedding dress

    The silk satin wedding dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1840, when she married Albert Saxe-Coburg, is prepared for conservation work to begin.

    Victoria popularised the white wedding dress, and this simple, yet elegant wedding dress will be displayed at Kensington Palace from March 2012 as part of the ‘Victoria Revealed’ permanent exhibition at Kensington Palace.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  13. Royal wedding dress collection

    Royal wedding dress collection

    The royal wedding dresses worn by (l-r) Princess Margaret (1960), Princess Alexandra of Kent (1963), Princess Charlotte (1816), Alexandra of Denmark (1863), and Princess Mary of Teck (1893).

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

  14. Two wedding dresses

    Two wedding dresses

    Alexandra of Denmark’s wedding dress (1863) is displayed (left of picture), whilst a conservator makes sure the long train of Princess Mary of Teck’s wedding dress (1893) is looking its best.

    Copyright: The Royal Collection/Historic Royal Palaces

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