How Princess Eugenie's wedding dress fares when compared to Meghan Markle's and Kate Middleton's wedding gowns
Princess Eugenie revealed her beautiful wedding gown only on Friday morning, when she made her way towards the aisle of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
Princess Eugenie, quite successfully, kept her bridal couture a well-kept secret till the morning of her wedding to long-time partner and Tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank. The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson revealed her beautiful wedding gown on Friday morning when she made her way towards the aisle of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The bride chose to wear a custom Peter Pilotto gown for her big day, but how did her dress compare to the wedding dresses of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton?
The 28-year-old Princess chose a long-sleeve, low-back design from the London-based label that was founded by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos in 2007. The dress featured a deep V-shaped neckline at the back of the dress, which draped into a flowing full-length train, reported People magazine.
The low cut back on Eugenie's dress was purposely made so that the royal cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry could show off her surgical scars, as Princess Eugenie had to undergo surgery when she 12 years old to correct her scoliosis. "I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that,” she told the U.K.'s 'This Morning' earlier.
In order to find the right silhouette for her wedding dress, the Princess also reportedly had numerous research sessions with her wedding gown designers Pilotto and De Vos. During those sessions, the group would sit down to look at previous dresses worn by members of the royal family, so as to draw inspiration for Eugenie's custom-made dress.
Eugenie's gown material featured a number of motifs that hold particularly special meaning to the royal, especially a thistle for Scotland, to acknowledge the couple's fondness for Balmoral, a shamrock for Ireland as a reflection of her maternal family, the York rose and ivy to represent the couple’s home.
And even though Eugenie did keep most of her wedding details secretive, she did reveal at the time that she wanted to pick a designer from her home country. "[The dress] is the one thing that I was really decisive about," she told British Vogue.
"As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it." However, unlike Kate and Meghan, the Princess of York chose not to wear a wedding veil.
Going back to 2011, when Kate Middleton got married to Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge had also decided to go for a British-based designer. In the end, Kate chose a custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen lace long-sleeve, V-neck gown for her big day.
On the other hand, Meghan Markle donned a Clare Waight Keller custom creation for her wedding to Prince Harry in May this year. The Duchess of Sussex switched-up the British designer trend with her long-sleeved, unembellished gown, although the dress was ideally from Givenchy, which is a French fashion house.
All three royal brides, for their wedding ceremony, chose to dress up long-sleeves and more modest designs, but both Meghan and Kate later changed into sexier and more revealing designs for their wedding reception.
For her reception, Meghan decided to wear a custom silk Stella McCartney evening dress in 'lily white'. Her sexy and sophisticated dress also featured a high halter neck and sexy open back, which completely accentuated her stunning figure. On the other hand, Kate, during her wedding reception, changed into a white satin strapless evening gown with a shrug.
As for their respective tiaras, Princess Eugenie wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by her loving grandmother, the Queen. The tiara is made up of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé, that have been set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side. The tiara was reportedly bequeathed by Mrs. Greville to Queen Elizabeth in 1942.
Both Kate and Meghan too adorned a couple of beautiful tiaras from the Queen's jewelry vault for their respective weddings. Kate dazzled in the Cartier Halo tiara, while Meghan was given the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau to wear.