Every time there is a royal wedding, the talk is of the city – well, the world actually. Relatives and famous friends come from all over the world to attend this grandiose event – hats and everything.

So if you’re a king getting married, that bar is pretty high. Especially on what the bride will be wearing. After all, her dress will most likely be the most memorable aspect of the wedding.

From Meghan Markle’s Givenchy and Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen to Princess Diana’s iconic David Emanuel gown, we still talk about her all these years later.

And to be honest, you have to be willing to spend some money on a dress that will be talked about for years or decades. So, let’s take a look back at the six most expensive royal wedding dresses of all time.

Sarah Ferguson

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In July 1986, the Duchess of York married Prince Andrew and opted for a voluminous silk gown with a beaded bodice that featured special symbols – like anchors and waves to represent Andrew’s background while sailing – and a 17-foot pull with an “A”. and “S” beads along the sides. Fergie’s dress was designed by Lindka Cierach and is believed to have cost around $ 45,000

Meghan Markle

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The Duchess of Sussex’s gorgeous Givenchy dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, cost approximately $ 135,000, which Markle paid for himself. The simple but refined dress was characterized by light, off-the-shoulder long sleeves and an elegant silhouette. It took 3,900 hours for her veil to be embroidered with the national flowers of all 53 Commonwealth countries.

Princess Diana

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According to Hello Magazine, Princess Di’s now iconic dress ranks third at a price of $ 115,000 in 2019. The dress was designed by Welsh designer David Emanuel and his wife Elizabeth at the time. The dress was made of silk and taffeta and was decorated with pearls, lace and pearls – 10,000 to be precise. The 25-foot train was also decked out with vintage lace that belonged to Queen Mary.

Princess Eugenie

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In 2018, Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in a custom Peter Pilotto creation that totaled around $ 135,000. The off-the-shoulder neckline of the dress was deep enough to reveal, at her request, a scar from childhood scoliosis surgery. The long sleeves, the full skirt and the train gave the sophisticated dress a dramatic flair. The jacquard weave of the fabric also contained small symbols with sentimental meanings, such as a thistle for Scotland because of the couple’s love for Balmoral Castle and a shamrock representing their Irish heritage.

Kate Middleton

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The Duchess of Cambridge ranks second for $ 434,000 for her stunning Sarah Burton dress for Alexander McQueen. The lacy Victorian top had a plunging neckline and long sleeves and flowed into the full organza skirt and train, which stretch for nearly six feet.

Queen Letizia

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Queen Letizia takes the (wedding) cake for the most expensive royal dress – a mile away. The dress, designed by royal couturier Manuel Pertegaz, cost a whopping $ 8 million. The regal dress had a high collar and long sleeves and real gold embroidered into the ivory silk. She completed the look with a diamond-studded tiara given to her by her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia, who she wore on her wedding day with King Juan Carlos.


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