​Princess Diana walked down the aisle of St. Paul’s Chapel in a wedding costume by Elizabeth and David Emmanuel with its deep ruffles of taffeta, fitted bodice, puffed sleeves, and 25-foot practice. (To this present day Diana’s practice stays the longest in royal historical past.) Ten-thousand mother-of-pearl sequins and pearls adorned the extravagant look, which the younger princess accented along with her household’s Spencer tiara.

Princess Margaret (1960)

Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones leaving Westminster Abbey on their wedding day. Photograph: Getty Photographs

Like her sister, Princess Margaret additionally wore Norman Hartnell for her wedding to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. He made an hourglass ballgown silhouette out of plain silk white organza, with no different elaborations. On the time, Vogue wrote that she was “a brand new princess; her costume, unadorned.” As an alternative, she saved the assertion for her headpiece: the grand Poltimore tiara, a Victorian-era jeweled creation with diamond floral scrolls.

Such simplicity would later be honed by one other royal bride—the Duchess of Sussex.

The Duchess of Windsor (1937)

The primary portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor after their marriage on the Chateau De Cande, in Monts, France, in June 1937.Bettmann

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